Tom Vanner's Chocolate Cookies
These bad boys are dairy free and vegan.
1st Feb 2019
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These bad boys are dairy free and vegan.
1st Feb 2019
Gooey, nutty and seriously chocolaty, these vegan brownies are a total joy to eat.
18th Jan 2019
What is not to like? It is vegan friendly and packed full of Bananas.
11th Jan 2019
Spicy gingerbread men and women, the ultimate Christmas treat.
12th Dec 2018
Christmas is early this year with a delightful white chocolate tree.
3rd Dec 2018
Sublime, velvety, delightful and with a lightness to die for.
2nd Nov 2018
A delightful treat for all the team, full of carrots and sugary goodness.
30th Oct 2018
A vegan chocolate and veggie delight, and super moist too...
26th Oct 2018
Packed full of pecan nuts, these blondies have a deep rich texture that compliment your morning cup of Joe perfectly.
13th Sep 2018
Delightful flapjacks all full of oaty goodness, and only 200 calories...
31st Aug 2018
A swirly wirly marble cake with two different sponges and swirly wirly icing.
24th Aug 2018
A chocolate coconut cake with ganache topping (with a "twist" of passion fruit), finished with candied coconut flakes.
17th Aug 2018
It's difficult not to demolish this classic in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?
27th Jul 2018
A spectacular walnut cake is perfect for special occasions - with three layers there's sure to be a slice for everyone!
20th Jul 2018
Mmm. A classic carrot cake that goes down well for everyday baking and occasions.
20th Jul 2018
Handed down through countless generations, this is a classic light chocolate cake.
20th Jul 2018
This cake wouldn’t look out of place in the window of a French pâtisserie. Its tangy ginger and rhubarb flavours contrast nicely with the sweet custard layer and fluffy sponge.
14th Jul 2018
As Shakespeare probably said: "Come, biscuiteers and cakeologists all, and we'll celebrate and chew heartily on flap-jacks."
14th Jul 2018
This is a naughty, decadent cake with four layers of delicious cake and caramel-infused buttercream, with even more caramel on top!
13th Jul 2018
All of the chocolatey deliciousness of a cake, but in a jar!
13th Jul 2018
This quick recipe ensures you'll aways have freshly baked biscuits to hand!
29th Jun 2018
The blueberries in this recipe will burst in your mouth as you bite into your slice. The cake is delicious with a cup of tea, or served as an impressive dessert.
27th Jun 2018
Sarah's multi-coloured cake comes in the Switchplane colours!
22nd Jun 2018
A light and fluffy chocolate cake with a fruity filling - perfect for a summer party!
22nd Jun 2018
This delicious cake is full of zingy flavour and the syrup makes it something really special – enjoy!
15th Jun 2018
Flappier than flapjacks.
8th Jun 2018
A foolproof brownie recipe for a squidgy chocolate bake.
18th May 2018
If you know someone who likes Bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam.
4th May 2018
Chocolate, sugar, mars bars. What's not to like?
9th Feb 2018
Made with no sugar or eggs and whole wheat flour instead of plain - plus a ton of cocoa powder.
2nd Feb 2018
The name comes from the propensity of chocolate fudge icing to move away from the cake - when the cake is still hot - and on to the worktop, just as glaciers eventually move into the sea, sped up by global warming - a major concern to penguins. As is the potential loss of chocolate fudge icing to a Switchplane Cakeologist. The remedy? To swiftly devour before the worst happens.
29th Jan 2018
A fine collection of chocolate brownies. Precisely factored from butter, coconut, flour and chocolate.
15th Jan 2018
Yes, a few of them were spiked with Instant Regret chilli chocolate. A number of the team were to be seen in Quenching mode, involving copious amounts of water.
13th Dec 2017
This buttery delicious delicacy just happens to be a favourite for our new Operations Manager Donna Fielder.
1st Dec 2017
Friday was Sarah's Cake Week. It was a special one because she's now got a cake mixer and weighing scale! So no more guesswork - not that we'd noticed at all with those other bakes she brought in.
28th Nov 2017
Friday saw Lewis' cake week take centre stage, with a first foray into Xmas 2017! Here's his Xmas Spice cake, with a spicy ginger buttercream piled atop a sumptuous moist sponge.
17th Nov 2017
Festive ginger biscuits in an assortment of seasonal shapes.
23rd Dec 2016
A chocolate fudge sponge cake.
15th Dec 2016
Michelle's Monster Chocolate Salted Caramel cake. Robust and confident, it was a cake of two halves. Two massive halves.
25th Nov 2016
Geoff's Coconut Chocolate Lime cake is back by special request...
11th Nov 2016
A soft choc sponge is topped with chocolate, split and filled with chocolate and then decorated with shards of chocolate, reminiscent of a crazy city skyline. Lush raspberries complete this thing of beauty, which Phil said he found "easy". Now there's confidence!
3rd Nov 2016
A cool, refreshing, chilled chocolate cheesecake? Yes, Tom's done it again with this nutty thriller!
2nd Nov 2016
Tom's taken on the challenge of Mary Berry's Fondant Fancies. A colourful rainbow of icing adorns these little cubes of light, golden, moist sponge, filled with generous blobs of soft cream fondant.
21st Oct 2016
This one from Martin is, unusually, wider than it is tall. A delightful, bouncy, lemony creation, which he's topped off with a zesty zing of white citrus icing. Cheeky. Groundbreaking.
8th Oct 2016
Joel's floated in with these light, delectable butterfly cakes. A delicate vanilla buttercream spirals from the centre of a flyaway cushion of sponge.
23rd Sep 2016
A complex apple, lemon, whisky, chocolate, nutmeg and ... fennel cake! It should be accompanied by a large mug of tea, so one may contemplate the joys and the miseries of this world.
16th Sep 2016
A silky, stormy chocolate cream adorns a dark, autumnal, Oreo biscuit base, topped with a sharp tang of seasonal blackberries and clouds of chocolate shavings.
2nd Sep 2016
For this Cake Week™, daring Dean's combined his rhubarb with lemon curd to snatch awesomeness from the jaws of disaster.
12th Aug 2016
It's been so long since Cake Week™ that I was beginning to think we'd never actually had one. Then suddenly two come along at once...! A courgette, pistachio and raisin cake and ... a courgette, walnut and chocolate cake!
5th Aug 2016
It's typically Tom - a sponge, with a jam/white choc mousse filling, topped with a mirror finish of green gelatine icing.
1st Jul 2016
This Choccy Biccy Hazelnut Mash-up is a dense, delightful, dreamy, creamy, utterly buttery, chewy, chocolatey, biscuity, nutty fantasy.
30th Jun 2016
A pile of tempting oat, raisin and double-syrup flapjacks! Chewy, moist, syrupy, oat confections of perfection. Shakespeare would certainly have approved.
3rd Jun 2016
Featuring three whole bars of G&B top-notch choc and half a packet of butter, this flourless, velvety, intense moussy delight positively glisters under the fluorescent tubes of the Switchplane kitchenette.
27th May 2016
This one should give you type 2 diabetes.
20th May 2016
This is a wonderfully risen, moist and tender, citrus-infused beauty. Needless to say, it's been comprehensively scoffed, with the cake stand bearing just a smattering of lonesome crumbs.
6th May 2016
A hard-to-define carrot, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, brown-sugar and pistachio affair topped with buttercream and shaved coconut.
29th Apr 2016
A delightful rich and chocolatey Oreo Cake.
22nd Apr 2016
Solid, dense and treacly and at the same time light and spongy.
18th Apr 2016
A restrained yet classic cherry and almond traybake! Sumptuous morello cherries are wrapped in a moist, tender sponge, topped off with nutty crisp flaked almonds and finished with a generous dusting of icing sugar.
8th Apr 2016
A back-to-basics bake of ... scones with jam and cream! He even used brown flour!
1st Apr 2016
Iit's a Vegan cake. Scary indeed! But, once tucked into, this cake has proved to be a moist, dense, fudgy beauty. A true office treat.
18th Mar 2016
A coconut, orange and carrot cake, followed with a generous serving of sumptuous, wickedly indulgent Oreo truffles smothered in white chocolate. Heavenly!
11th Mar 2016
A gorgeous, light vanilla sponge cake with raspberry filling and buttercream icing, all surrounded with a fence of KitKat sticks and topped off with a hefty dressing of peanut M&Ms and chewy Skittles.
26th Feb 2016
A triumph of raspberries, a triumph of coconut and a triumph of slicing.
19th Feb 2016
For this week's Cake Week™, we've enjoyed these wonderful whoopie pies from Sarah. A deeply chocolatey but not too sweet ball of sponge is split and generously filled with an unctuous, chewy, marshmallow filling, lightly dusted off with icing sugar. Truly, a delightful thing. Usually, when I think "whoopie", I quickly think "cushion"; the "real Bronx cheer"; the raucous laughter; the embarrassed smiles of the hapless grandparents; 50p well spent. Whoopie pies are just a bit more subtle. Smiles all round; and Bronx cheers to follow.
16th Feb 2016
There's a whole lot of cakery out there that doesn't need the brown stuff, so this Cake Week™, we've given ourselves a good slap, come to our senses and taken a break from chocolate, which all of us (except Phil) would agree, is a thoroughly good thing. Yes, it's Joel's famous Cavendish banana and walnut loaf, another perennial favourite amongst the Switchplane cakeologists. But it could be the last as we know it! Various nasties such as Tropical Race 4 are threatening bananageddon. Does this cake have a future? Otherwise it'll be Bluggoe bananas from now on, and we wouldn't wish that starchy gagger on anyone!
8th Feb 2016
We can't believe it's Cake Week™ again already - after just one week! On this occasion, the scrumptious joy is delivered by Geoff's Chocolate and Coconut cake with a hint of lime and chocolate mousse topping, replete with shards of crystallised coconut (recipe by Honey & Co, from their excllent baking book). Back by popular demand, the cake has now completed a hat-trick of appearances and every time we tuck into it, we're transported to a lush, tropical, palm-lined paradise for several minutes. Geoff assures us that he DOES know how to do other cakes and that next time perhaps he could do something that involves custard. We're not listening.
29th Jan 2016
Mmm his best bake yet.
22nd Jan 2016
Chocolate with caramel and shortcake - a bitesized treat for all the office. Rumour has it Martin outsources cake production to junior members of the family.
15th Jan 2016
They're square, with chocolate. And peanut butter. And butter. And biscuits. What a start to 2016 Cake Week™!
8th Jan 2016
A huge pre-christmas yule log.
30th Nov 2015
A firm favourite. This coconut, lime and chocolate cake has been baked to perfection.
16th Oct 2015
Fabulous, moist and totally yummy.
9th Oct 2015
There are no words to describe this cake, only sounds.
19th Jun 2015
Because who doesn't eat cookies with hot chocolate?
12th Jun 2015
Magical, chocolatey, rich and moist. And brown.
5th Jun 2015
Geoff is the master mixer of ingredients. Though we hear his mixer is now kapput!
29th May 2015
We were lucky enough to get two kinds of cake made on this day!
29th May 2015
Phil likes to make chocolate cakes...a lot!
21st May 2015
One was just not enough, thankfully we had 4 each!
15th May 2015
This cake was so light it could have floated.
8th May 2015
Dean is pretty good at winging it!
1st May 2015
The amount of sugar used is classified information!
23rd Apr 2015
Did we hear someone say Tea?
17th Apr 2015
Chocolate and Chilli makes the best combination. Mmm!
10th Apr 2015
It's our showstopper!
2nd Apr 2015
The best fuel to start you off for the day.
27th Mar 2015
On the day of the Solar Eclipse, this did a better job than the moon!
20th Mar 2015
Sometimes cakes go wrong....it happens to the best of us.
13th Mar 2015
Was there ice-cream in this cake?
6th Mar 2015
There we were, transported to a Paris bakery!
27th Feb 2015
Spice and nuts in a cake, it works like a dream.
20th Feb 2015
Who says you need to put flour into a cake?
13th Feb 2015
A good combination of deliciousness, moreishness .... meringueness.
16th Jan 2015
There should be a law to make all cakes supersized.
9th Jan 2015
It is Christmas after all.
19th Dec 2014
Chocolate Cake is always a win win in this office.
12th Dec 2014
These looked like they had jumped straight out of the recipe book.
5th Dec 2014
28th Nov 2014
It takes a brave person to take on this cake. Even Bruce Willis's drill rig team would struggle with this bad boy.
21st Nov 2014
Why Tom can't make these for us every morning, I do not know?!
14th Nov 2014
It doesn't sounds right, but it was so right! YUM!
7th Nov 2014
We just knew this was going to taste good, just by looking at it. And after eating it, we felt filthy rich.
31st Oct 2014
Banoffee in a cake, anything Banoffee and its gone in 5 seconds.
24th Oct 2014
Some of the team are professional moonlight bakers!
17th Oct 2014
Another chocolate mountain made by Phil.
10th Oct 2014
For a minute we were transported to a tropical island.
3rd Oct 2014
Mouthwateringly good, a bowl of that icing could be a regular snack.
26th Sep 2014
A traditional favorite, that never fails to please.
19th Sep 2014
The only issue was that we didn't have one of these cakes each.
12th Sep 2014
Baked to absolute perfection.
5th Sep 2014
There is a cake there somewhere. Once we found it, it was amazing! We still don't know who ate the wagon.
29th Aug 2014
500 Mars bars were used to make this cake.....
22nd Aug 2014
A jammy good delicious cake!
15th Aug 2014
Christian! No complaining about the cake though. No doubt Thornton's will appreciate the privilege of a mention on this page.
8th Aug 2014
Just the right amount of citrusy zing!
1st Aug 2014
Not just pears but pears with honey, chocolate and ground almonds!
25th Jul 2014
Yes this is a cake!
18th Jul 2014
Same again tomorrow?
11th Jul 2014
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