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Tahini Chocolate Truffles

Tahini Chocolate Truffles

These tahini chocolate truffles have a halva-like centre which is not too sweet. The recipe is super easy and can be adapted to almost any flavour!

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Ma’amoul – Three Ways

Ma’amoul – Three Ways

Ma’amoul are filled butter cookies traditionally made with semolina flour. Our version has a decadent twist!

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Russian Honey Cake

Russian Honey Cake

Layers of caramelly honey biscuit are sandwiched together with sour cream to make a buttery Biscoff-like cake.

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Chocolate Chilli Baklava

Chocolate Chilli Baklava

Flaky baklava with a filling of spices, cocoa nibs, almond and dark chocolate, this version is not too sweet and so addictive

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Demerara Semifreddo

Semifreddo is somewhere between ice cream and mousse. Literally meaning ‘semi-frozen’ it’s the best of both worlds! This version has a caramel flavour with layers of homemade coconut biscuits.

Salted Caramel Cake

A buttery malt sponge sandwiched together with layers of caramel buttercream with just a touch of sea salt – to celebrate a very special birthday!

40-Second Microwave Yoghurt Cheesecakes

These virtually instant microwave cheesecakes are made using just 2 ingredients and 40 seconds in the microwave!

No-Bake Chocolate Christmas Pudding

Packed with chocolate, condensed milk, spiced biscuits, toasted nuts, dried fruit and cherries – this fridge cake is basically muesli!

Watercolour Vanilla Birthday Cake

A bright and cheerful butter cake to celebrate The Kate Tin’s 7th Birthday! Hooray!

Instant 3-Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt

When words like ‘instant’ and ‘3-ingredient’ are thrown around, you know it’s a must-try recipe!

Burnt Honey Creme Caramel

Burnt honey adds a slight bitter edge and delicious contrast to the usually-sweet creme caramel. You’ll never make the classic version again!

Hot Cross Bundts

These Hot Cross Bundts are a fun spin on hot cross buns. They’re loaded with spice, fruit, topped with a glaze and served with a boozy rum and raisin sauce – a scoop of ice cream wouldn’t hurt either!

Black Forest Pavlova with Chocolate Mousse

Towering layers of crispy, marshmallowy marbled meringue, dark chocolate mousse, whipped cream and syrupy cherries

Berry Nice Cream Sandwiches

Yes, you can now have ice cream sandwiches for breakfast because these babies are made with a healthy, instant one-ingredient nice cream which is made in the blender!

Brushstroke Cake | How To Make It

Bye-bye unicorn cakes, make way, naked cakes ‘cos the brushstroke cake trend is taking over!

Peppermint Crisp Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches

These peppermint crisp ice cream sandwiches are one of my favourite flavours of South African summer. Inspired by a 'local 'n lekker' dessert, peppermint crisp tart, it is made with only 4 ingredients (like the pudding which inspired it) but is a much better suitor...

Brown Butter Pancakes with No-Churn Chestnut Ice Cream

Crispy buttery pancakes topped with an easy soft-serve style chestnut ice cream and spiced pecans

Lemon Raspberry Wedding Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Can a dessert blogger and a pastry chef trust someone else to make their wedding cake? Nope! We made our own, of course!

Quadruple Chocolate Melt ‘n Mix Cake

A melt ‘n mix white chocolate cake topped with whipped dark chocolate ganache and caramel-chocolate sauce

Dripping White Chocolate Candle Cakes

These cakes are made with light eggnog sponge layered with nutmeg buttercream and a white chocolate drip that makes them look just like Christmas candles!

Beetroot Cheesecake & Lancewood Cake-Off Competition

A smooth, velvety savoury cheesecake with pumpernickel base topped with a roasted beetroot jelly and crackers.

Chocolate Explosion Cake

This chocolate cake with colourful buttercream is inspired by a piñata – with chocolate balls filled with sprinkles, glitter and sweets so the birthday girl/boy can smash them all over the cake!

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Crunch Cake

A moist, dark, rich chocolate cake loaded with a ridiculous amount of chocolate. This is not a drill – I repeat, this is not a drill!

Matcha Mille Crepe Cake

Many many layers of beautiful matcha green tea infused pancakes stacked on top of each other with a vanilla custard cream filling

About Me

Hi, my name is Katelyn and I sugarcoat everything – literally! You know that little voice inside your head that says, ‘Hey, let’s go a little crazy and have another slice of cake. It has carrots in it, so, basically it’s a salad, right?’ Well, The Kate Tin IS that little voice and it will take care of every kind of craving you’ll ever have! And I would know, because I’ve sacrificed my waistline to bring you the naughtiest, most decadent and indulgent cakes, bakes, cookies and all sorts of deliciousness of your dreams!

Welcome to my happy place – and hopefully, it will be yours too!