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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Double Decker Freakshake Minicakes...

Fancy making some Double Decker Freakshake Minicakes?

Makes 24


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Irish Coffee Layer Cake...

Fancy making this : Irish coffee layer cake?

Preparation time:25 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
Total time:55 minutes

Serves: Makes 12 slices


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Carrot Cake..

Fancy making this yummy Carrot Cake? Our carrot cake recipe is light and moist with a creamy cheese and yogurt frosting.

Makes: 1 cake 

Serving: 6 – 8 slices

Preparation time: 30 mins 
Cooking time: 50 mins


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns...

Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns, how yummy!!

Perfect for autumn – with all the right flavours for Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Preparation 30 mins

Cooking 20-25 mins

Makes 10


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

After Eight Bakes: Brownies..

On Friday we got sent a lovely parcel of baking things to make some yummy cakes from After Eight.

They asked us if we would like to take part in a fun baking challenge: After Eight Bakes. I got to choose which of their recipes I would like to recreate; cheesecake, brownies or white choc mousse?

Decisions, decisions! I love cheese cake but we all love Brownies, so brownies it was!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Gluten Free Rainbow Cake...

Fancy making this Gluten Free Rainbow Cake?

(Dairy + Gluten Free) Guest post from Delicious Alchemy.

What better way to celebrate than with a rainbow?

Grab yourselves a couple of bags of our Vanilla Sponge mix, and bake yourself a gluten free Rainbow Cake – perfect for any occasion!

Serves: 24 slices Prep Time: 20 mins plus 30 mins for decorating

Cooking Time: 1 hour


Thursday, 8 September 2016

Divine Chocolate Choux Buns...

Divine Chocolate Choux Buns. This is a show stopping recipe from Kooky Bakes, one of London’s favourite bakeries serving up American inspired treats at street food markets across the capital. Perfect for an elegant afternoon tea or celebratory event to wow your guests!

Photo credit: Hilary Moore

Makes approximately 9 Choux Buns

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Rhubarb & Rose Friands...

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is coming up in September and today I am sharing this Rhubarb & Rose Friands recipe with you.

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes

Serves 12

Friand tray tin (8cm each)


Monday, 29 August 2016

Monty Bojangles Pistachio Marooned Chocolate Tart...

Monty Bojangles Pistachio Marooned Chocolate Tart:

Created by Mark Sargeant.

Truffle experts Monty Bojangles have partnered with Michelin Starred Chef Mark Sargeant to create a range of delicious puddings, snacks and naughty treats.

Marks Top Tip: “The Monty Bojangles Pistachio Marooned Chocolate Tart is the perfect pudding for any dinner party. I would suggest serving up slices accompanied with crushed pistachios and truffles with a side of whipped cream.”

Serves 10

Difficulty (1-5): 1

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy Brownies..

Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy Brownies. How yummy!!

Created by Mark Sargeant.
Truffle experts Monty Bojangles have partnered with Michelin Starred Chef Mark Sargeant to create a range of delicious puddings, snacks and naughty treats.

Marks Top Tip: “These brownies become chewier when they are older so leave for two days and serve with caramel sauce for a really indulgent treat.”

Serves 12-16

Difficulty (1-5): 2
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 25-35 mins

Sunday, 12 June 2016

My Sunday Picture: I Just Love A Bit Of Cake...

My Sunday photo this week is a cake I made for the Queens 90th Birthday. It took me hours to make and us minutes to eat half of it!! Ha!!

You can find my recipe here: Queens 90th Birthday Cake

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

What Diet!! The Wednesday Blog Hop...

New Diet..

One step forward...


Two steps back!!

Want to join us at The blog hop?

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Blueberry Muffins...

On Monday I made these yummy blueberry muffins. 

They were the best I have ever made!! 

I think the fact that the blueberries were really big ones made them even better. 

So yummy and perfect for an afternoon treat and lunch boxes..

Makes 10

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Chocolate Rudolph Cake...

Today I have a sweet Chocolate Rudolph Cake to share from Stork:

You will need:


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Orange And Cranberry Cupcakes...

Fancy trying some orange and cranberry Christmas cupcakes?

Preparation time: 15 mins


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake...

A devilishly dark chocolate cake with a secret ingredient..

Serves: 8 - 10 slices

Preparation And Cooking Time: 1 hour ​

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Salted Caramel Malt Cake...

An indulgently delicious cake, perfect for an afternoon with friends.

Serves: 8-10 slices

Preparation And Cooking Time: 1½hr

Friday, 6 November 2015

Apple & Cinnamon Cake...

Spiced apple yogurt cake, delicious served warm with custard or crème fraiche..

Makes: 8” cake
Serves: 8-10 slices
Preparation and Cooking Time: 1hr 15 minutes​


Monday, 26 October 2015

Aldi Kitchen Specialbuys: Creative Mondays Blog Hop..

Happy Monday everyone.Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.  Also leave a comment if you like the blog hop. Link up and have fun hoping around :)

Over the weekend I have been baking with some of Aldi's Specialbuys products that have been on sale this weekend. Today I made a yummy raspberry cake! I made my cake using this Christmas Cake recipe, substituting the ingredient I did not have in.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Orange and White Chocolate Cake...

Orange and White Chocolate Cake

Guest post : courtesy of Braun Household
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