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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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    Creme Egg Brownies

    These are an absolute must try for any creme egg fan. A super easy and delicious treat to make before, during and after Easter!….Pretty much any time creme eggs are available to buy in the shops. Ingredients 180g butter 200g dark chocolate 280g caster sugar 120g plain flour 3 eggs 2 x 85g bags of mini creme eggs Step 1 Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees (fan). Fill a pan with boiling water and place a heatproof bowl over the top (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Gently melt the chocolate and butter in the bowl. Step 2 Allow the butter and chocolate to cool for 5…

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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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    Chocolate Orange Bark

    Chocolate bark is one of the simplest things to make. There are lots of different variations but I wanted to first introduce the classic, chocolate orange. This is great to make on your own, with children or with friends. The bark looks so pretty, it could even form a gift for someone on a special occasion. Ingredients 200g milk chocolate 100g white chocolate 1 tsp orange extract Orange gel food colouring (you can also mix yellow and red) Step 1 Line a small, shallow baking tin with greaseproof paper. Step 2 Break the milk chocolate and put into a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water. Do the same…

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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…

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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…