Benjamina is a young Londoner who loves all things food and baking. She featured in the seventh and final BBC series of The Great British Bake Off, in which she was as a quarter-finalist.
She started off in teaching but since her Bake Off experience she has been pursuing a career in food through her blog, Carrot and Crumb, as well as styling and working with Luminary Bakery.
On her blog, she shares recipes, baking tips, life updates and foodie adventures.
Benjamina is the author of The New Way to Cake, published in 2019, and A Good Day to Bake, published in 2022.
A Good Day to Bake contains 70 sweet and savoury baking recipes for any day of the week, led by flavour.
Going through the ritual of bringing out the measuring scales, pouring out flour, whipping up the eggs, stirring the batter and impatiently slicing up warm cake is a beautiful thing that deserves to be enjoyed all year round no matter the day, season or occasion.
This is a cookbook that embraces simplicity, mindfulness and the therapeutic comforts of baking. The Great British Bake Off‘s 2016 contestant Benjamina writes so warmly about cakes and her recipes speak to a natural, seasonal and down-to-earth way of baking. Chapters include Herbs & Tea, Stone Fruit & Berries, Vegetables, Best of Beige, Spice Cupboard, and Chocolate.
Because every day is a good day to bake.
‘A mixture of modernised classics (think malted brown butter pound cake), rewarding projects and tempting savouries make this a collection to excite bakers at any level’
— Waitrose Weekend
Put Flavor First with 60 Easy, Stylish Cakes
Unlock a whole new world of flavor with Benjamina Ebuehi’s signature cakes. Inspired by her journey to The Great British Bake Off and beyond, Benjamina’s groundbreaking recipes put flavor at the forefront by letting the star ingredients—toasted nuts, fragrant spices, bold herbs and ripe fruit—do all the work. Creations like Plum & Black Pepper Cake, Masala-Chai Carrot Cake and Caramelized Plantain Upside-Down Cake are as impressive as they are simple. Beautiful, minimal finishing touches make a big impact, highlighting the exciting ingredients within.
These irresistible treats will amaze your friends and family as easily as they will spice up your week. Full of beautiful, of-the-moment cakes with unforgettable flavors, The New Way to Cake brings out the best baker in everyone.