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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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    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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    Lucky Charm Cupcake Surprise

    With St Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to create a fun and playful cupcake recipe that was simple to follow and a perfect addition to the celebrations. The recipe creates a fluffy vanilla cupcake with a vanilla buttercream topping, sprinkles and a hidden golden surprise! Ingredients – Cake 200g butter 200g caster sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g self-raising flour 2 tsp baking powder Green gel food colouring Ingredients – Buttercream and Decoration 150g butter 400g icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp. milk Colourful sprinkles Golden crunch sprinkles Step 1 Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees (fan). Cream the butter and sugar. Step…

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    Red Nose Day Cupcakes

    Every 2 years for the past 30 years, people across the UK get together to raise money for Comic Relief. The money raised by Red Nose Day is used to help people who are living tough lives in both the UK and internationally. I wanted to complete a baking tutorial that was easy to follow yet fun and bright. If you want to join in with some Red Nose Day baking or want to adapt these for another fun idea, simply follow the step by step guide below. Ingredients – cupcakes 200g butter 200g caster sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g self-raising flour 2 tsp baking powder Red…