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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Chocolate Pear and Almond Cake with Pear Chips

A dense chocolate pear and almond cake layered with rich ganache, pear gel and covered with coloured pear chips.

Easy No-Churn Watermelon Sorbet

A ridiculously easy and refreshing no-churn watermelon sorbet that can be made in your blender!

Peppermint Crisp Charlotte Mousse Cake

This spin on a peppermint crisp tart has layers of mini chocolate swiss rolls holding a filling of caramel mousse inside with swirls of chocolate coconut ganache.

Rosé Champagne Chiffon Cake

A light-as-air sponge cake rolled up and filled with tart raspberry jam and a velvety, rich, boozy buttercream spiked with rosé bubbly – a showstopper!

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

The softest, silkiest baked chocolate cheesecake you will ever make – plus all the secrets to get the perfect velvety texture.

Giant Doughnut Cake with Homemade Sprinkles

This super fun butter cake is filled with raspberry frosting and decorated with homemade sprinkles

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!

Death By Chocolate Freakshakes for Halloween

Death by Chocolate Freakshakes make a witty Halloween dessert – these have espresso syrup and loads of chocolate!

Flourless Chocolate Yoghurt Torte with Rum and Raisin Sauce

Everyone needs a flourless chocolate torte recipe tucked away for any occasion!

Chocolate Truffle Amaretti Cake with Espresso Glaze

A dense, fudgy chocolate cake that’s best served with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream and an even bigger spoon!

Le Creuset’s New Sorbet Collection

With a colour palette that is just pastel perfection, the new sorbet collection is ice cream goals!

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...

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake with Raspberries

Layers of chocolate brownie, raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream – basically it’s a tower of happiness!

40-Second Microwave Yoghurt Cheesecakes

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

Buttered Rum Crunch Cake

This rum cake has a deliciously soft and buttery crumb with a crunchy caramelized crust and a good soaking of boozy rum caramel sauce. 

Hertzoggie Cake

A spin on the South African hertzoggie, this light coconut sponge cake with crunchy coconut meringue topping is layered with whipped cream and apricot jam.

Microwave Double Chocolate Lamingtons

These decadent little chocolate cakes are the best thing your microwave didn’t know it could make!

Caramel Peppermint Crisp Cake

A fresh new twist on our South African peppermint crisp tart and the perfect showstopper dessert to end off a lekker braai

Coffee and Cardamom Instant Soft Serve

This almost-instant soft serve ice cream is made in a food processor or blender – so easy!

Cheat’s Mirror Glaze Mousse Cakes

A light mousse, secret butterscotch filling and caramel mirror glaze make these a dessert for a special occasion!

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!