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Tahini Chocolate Truffles

Tahini Chocolate Truffles

These tahini chocolate truffles have an halva-like centre which is not too sweet. They can easily be adapted to 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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Death By Chocolate Freakshakes for Halloween

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

Microwave Double Chocolate Lamingtons

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

No-Churn Passion Fruit Cheesecake Ice Cream

A 5-Ingredient ice cream that’s not only as easy to make as it is to eat but it combines two desserts in one!

The Creamiest Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A luscious, thick, and creamy ice cream with an intense vanilla flavour made with and without an ice cream machine!

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

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.

How To Make a Geode Cake

A geode cake has a large carved indentation filled with beautiful sugar crystals – this one is frosted with a purple galaxy effect!

Caramel Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream Lollies

These ice cream popsicles are inspired by a traditional South African favourite – and they only need 4 ingredients!

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

This is my go-to vanilla cupcake recipe with a moist, soft, buttery cake and a light marshmallow frosting that’s fluffy and not too sweet.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

This cake/cheesecake is the best of both worlds; creamy velvety baked cheesecake on top of a moist spiced carrot cake – it is pure heaven! ⁠

Chocolate Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream Cake

A show-stopper no-churn ice cream cake layered with biscuits, homemade ice cap sauce and frosted mint leaves

Chocolate Peanut Butterscotch Milkshake

Ah freakshakes, how I love thee?! You’re 5 desserts in 1 and that’s probably why you’re so delicious!

Christmas Gingerbread Cake with Brandy Butter Frosting

Forget dense, heavy fruit cake – this light but complex gingerbread cake is the new Christmas cake in town!

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake with Lemon

After you’ve tasted this impossibly light Japanese Cotton Cheesecake, you’ll never make the ‘normal’ kind ever again!

Chocolate Marshmallow Log (Flourless)

A chocolate roll filled with toasted marshmallow and topped with wafers – my ode to the infamous chocolate log!

Chocolate Millionaire Shortbread Cake

A ridiculously moist and rich chocolate cake with the added decadence of shortbread and salted caramel!

Toffee Apple Cake with Caramel Peanut Buttercream

A delicious spiced halloween cake inspired by Snow White’s poison apple – it’s so good, it’s scary!

Beetroot Cheesecake & Lancewood Cake-Off Competition

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

40-Second Microwave Yoghurt Cheesecakes

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

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!

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!