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    Mint Choc Chip Cake Recipe – A Fun Family Bake

    Mint choc chip is a classic ice cream combination and works just as well in cake form. It always reminds me of being a child as it was my favourite ice cream flavour (funnily enough, it’s also my son’s favourite now!) My mint choc chip cake recipe packs in lots of minty flavour with extra chocolate chips to decorate because, well, you can never have too many chocolate chips! I used dark chocolate chips as these give a real classic flavour to the cake but if you prefer milk chocolate, these can work just as well. All the ingredients can be picked up at local supermarkets such as Asda and…

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    Simple Chocolate Cake

    This is a super simple chocolate cake recipe. The amount will create 6 cupcakes or 1 x 8 inch cake. If you would like to create more cake layers or cupcakes, simply double the quantities in the recipe. Once your cakes are cooked, you can decorate with buttercream. For ideas of how you might want to decorate your cakes, or for more chocolate cake recipes, have a look at the links below: Mini Ghost Cakes Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes Chocolate Cupcake Suprises Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes Super Chocolatey Chocolate Cake

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    Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

    We always have some Nutella or similar chocolate spread in our house but it occurred to me that I’d never actually used it in my baking! Considering how much we like it, that did come as quite a shock. As I love the actual texture of Nutella, I didn’t want to simply stir it into the mixture but rather have it in the cake as a little suprise as you eat it. The result…fantastic! So I couldn’t not share the recipe (it makes 12 by the way). Why not give them a try? Ingredients – Cake 200g butter 200g caster sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp baking powder 40g cocoa powder…

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    White Chocolate Cake Pops

    Cake pops were (up until recently) something fairly new to me. I’d never made them previously but can honestly say that after making these, I have no idea why I hadn’t!!! They are delicious! I think it’s possibly because the buttercream is mixed in with the cake pieces, it forms a really smooth and creamy cake consistency. I’ve made mine using white chocolate (current fave) but if you’re more partial to milk or dark, simply switch that element. Ingredients – Cake 100g softened butter 100g sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp baking powder 100g self-raising flour Ingredients – Buttercream and Decoration 90g butter 1 tsp vanilla extract…

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    Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

    These mini chocolate raspberry cupcakes are a great idea for a kids party and the decoration can be tailored to your theme. I made these for the family as treats throughout the week and both my husband and son love them. They’re much smaller than normal cupcakes (about 1/4 of the size) and this recipe makes 24. I used shop bought raspberry jam but if you’re a jam maker, feel free to substitute this for your own. Ingredients – Cakes 100g butter 100g caster sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 100g self-raising flour 25g cocoa powder Approx. 8 tsp raspberry jam Ingredients – Buttercream 80g butter 1 tsp vanilla…

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    Chocolate Cupcake Suprises

    A recipe for 12 light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes with creamy chocolate buttercream, white chocolate decoration and a hidden suprise! I have always wanted to try out some chocolate work so with my latest cupcakes I thought I would attempt some white chocolate decoration. Well, it was certainly not as straight forward as it looks! First of all the chocolate went everywhere, so I had to master the art of either moving fast of squeezing the piping tube gently (preferably both). Then after a while, the chocolate obviously started to set. The latter wasn’t as much of a problem because, honestly, it was easier to work with then. After all…

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    White Choc Chip Cupcakes

    Until recently, I always swayed more to milk or dark chocolate. Now I don’t know what’s happened but I’ve become completely obsessed with white chocolate. I’m honestly not sure where that’s come from but I cannot get enough of it! So much so that I can no longer buy the 200g bars from Asda because once that bad boy is open, there’s no stopping me! I had to, therefore, find a way of adding this white chocolatey goodness to some of my latest cupcake creations. Well, they did not disappoint. Of course, I had to add some edible glitter, because, why not (insert cheesy grin gif) Anyway, onto the recipe.…

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    Mint Chocolate Marble Cake

    This cake looks fabulous as a centre piece on any table and tastes just as good as it looks! The recipe makes one 6 inch sandwiched cake but could be doubled for a larger cake or for 2 tiers. Ingredients – Cake 100g butter 100g caster sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp peppermint extract 1tsp baking powder 100g self-raising flour 30g cocoa powder 50g dark chocolate chips Ingredients – Buttercream and Fondant 125g butter 300g icing sugar 2 tsp peppermint extract 350g white fondant icing 150g blue fondant icing 90g black fondant icing Step 1 Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees (fan). Cream the butter and sugar together. Step 2 Add…

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    Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

    If you have a few hours available (this doesn’t need to be all in one go) and some patience when it comes to decorating, then this cake might be the one for you. It tastes delicious and looks fantastic as a centre piece for parties. Admittedly, I did not have a party to take said cake to but had been wanting to try the design out for a while so thought, why not! Ingredients – Cake 300g butter 300g caster sugar 6 eggs 300g self-raising flour 3 tsp baking powder 70g cocoa powder Ingredients – Buttercream (you will need 2 batches of this) 300g butter 800g icing sugar 2 tsp…

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    Grandma’s Chocolate Fudge Cake

    Grandma’s Chocolate Fudge Cake was always a hit in her house and one that she continued to make for decades. Here, I’ve brought her recipe back to share with friends, family and anybody else who wants to make a delicious chocolate fudge cake for any occasion. Ingredients – Cake 115g butter 170g caster sugar 2 eggs 160g self-raising flour 10g cocoa powder Ingredients – Chocolate Fudge Topping 130g icing sugar 30g butter 2 tsp cocoa powder 1-2 tbsp boiling water Step 1 Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees (fan). Whisk the butter, sugar and eggs. Step 2 Sift the flour and cocoa powder. Step 3 Fold the flour and cocoa…