The Bake Off Bake Along Week 1 | Cake

IT'S BACK. Finally, GBBO is back and I don't know what I'd do without it in my life again.

For the third year in a row, I'll be baking along, and for the second year in a row, hosting an online Bake Along with the amazing Amanda of Rhyme & Ribbons.

My blogging has been pretty non-existent as of recently, I've been working unsociable hours, as well as working ALL THE HOURS IN THE WORLD. So that is why you won't have seen me round these parts for a while, but I'm here now and baking is happening.

Another excuse to get out the way, as I'm currently living in Australia, I have ZERO amounts of my kitchen belongings, including my pride and joy Kitchen Aid, which is somewhat hindering the baking process but where theres a will, theres a way. Ain't that the truth. I also have to apologise for the fact this post is officially TWO DAYS late. I'm so ashamed, but probably the best excuse of all, I ran out of time to take photos and then went on a two day trip up and down the Great Ocean Road, will you forgive me? I hope so, I promise to post some amazing photos on here of the trip - truly one of the most stunning roads in the world... I'm looking at you Hai Van Pass.

ANYWAY. Cake week hooray! I think I knew what I was going to bake immediately, being a complete and utter jaffa cake fiend (along with the rest of the UK) I knew I had to give it a go. But I decided to make jaffas with a twist and so I present to you my white chocolate and lime jaffa cakes. Because, why not.

I actually really enjoyed making these, the sponge was a total dream to make, I struggled with cutting out the jelly because I had nothing to do it with, and ended up having to trim the jelly down on the sponge... :) ha! I didn't even attempt the lines on the chocolate because let's be honest, with the way these look, I'd definitely be last place. BUT the sponge is totally springy and light and I love the lime and white chocolate combo.

Still, I think these turned out alright overall, especially for my first time baking in almost a year... certainly dusting off those cobwebs. Make sure you head over to Amanda's blog to link up with us this week - I just love seeing everyone's bakes. WE SHOULD ALL WIN STAR BAKER.