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Thursday, 8 October 2015

#GBBO School Style Challenge..

My daughter just decided to tell me last night they had a 'Great British Bake Off ' theme going on at school and she had to bring some cakes into school today!!

Ha, thanks for the long notice!! 

The topic they are covering at the minutes is hearts so we made some fun buns in my Dainty Delight cake maker I got to review a  few years ago.

Makes 24 in a Dainty Delight maker or around 18 cupcakes

Ingredients for cakes:

  • 200g Maragarine
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 200g Self raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • A few drops of vanilla extracts
  • 2 Tablespoons skimmed milk


  • 150g Icing sugar
  • few tbsp of water
  • 24 love heart sweets

Method Dainty Delight maker:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the flour, vanilla and milk and mix again until combined.
  4. Pre-heat the Dainty Delight maker and add enough mixture to almost fill the moulds.
  5. Spreading it slightly to fill the moulds.
  6. Bake for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the until and allow to cool.
  8. Repeat until all the mixture has been use ( 2 more times on this recipe )
  9. Leave all cakes to cool.
  10. Mix icing sugar and water and drizzy on top of cakes.
  11. Place a Love Heart sweet on top of some icing so it will stay in place once set.

Method for cupcakes in oven:

  1. Make up the cake mixture as above.
  2. Pop around 18 paper cases into paper a muffin tray.
  3. Place into pre heated oven  at 175°C/155°C fan/gas mark 4 for around 15 minutes. until golden colour. 
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Mix icing sugar and water and drizzy on top of cakes.
  6. Place a Love Heart sweet on top of some icing so it will stay in place once set.

So we make just enough for her class and not 1 left over for poor old mum!!

I am so temped to make another batch up, haha..


Friday, 2 October 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes..

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes.

Guest post from Dr. Oetker.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Average up to 80 Min.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes...

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes

Makes : 12 cupcakes

Level : Easy

Guest post : Dr. Oetker


Friday, 18 September 2015


Who needs a good reason to make cupcakes?

Not me!

Especially when it is National Cupcake Week!

14 to 20 September...


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Pea, Ham And Cheese Cupcakes...

Guest post : Yes Peas campaign.

30 mins

Serves 12


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Peanut Butter Cupcakes..

Moreish cupcakes topped with creamy chocolate peanut butter frosting that everyone will love. Suitable for a vegan diet.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

Guest post by : Meridian Foods


Bubble-gum And Raspberry Jam Cupcakes...

Halva bakery in Fulham, are currently offering a Bubble-gum and Raspberry Jam cupcake and they kindly let me share their recipe.

Monday, 14 September 2015

National Cupcake Week : 14 to 20 September...

Did you know it is National Cupcake week, this week?

A good reason to make lots of yummy cupcake then :)

Friday, 11 September 2015

Sweet Potato And Cinnamon Muffins ...

Sugar, Spice And All Things Nice...

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Muffins

Makes: 10

Per muffin:
  • 256kcal
  • 3.7g protein
  • 9.7g fat
  • 1g saturates
  • 41g carbs
  • 22.8g sugar
  • 1.4g fibre
  • 0.3g salt
  • 237mcg vitamin A


For the muffins:
  • 2 eggs
  • 180g sugar
  • 250g cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 50ml water
  • 200g self raising flour
  • ¾tsp ground cinnamon

For the butter icing:


1. Preheat the oven to 180° C and line a muffin tin with paper cases.
2. In a large bowl beat the eggs with the sugar. Add the oil and water and mix well.
3. Sieve the flour and cinnamon together before adding to the egg mixture. Fold everything together before adding the sweet potatoes.
4. Pour into the muffin case filling them about 3/4 full. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until muffins are cooked.
5. Place the butter and jam in a large bowl (you can use a food processor if you prefer) and slowly add the sugar a little at the time mixing continuously.
6. Carry on adding sugar till your preferred consistency has been reached. Pipe the cream onto the cold muffins and enjoy.

About this post~

This is a guest post from  Love Sweet Potatoes 

No payment was received.

The recipe was created by celebrity chef and sweet potato lover Felice Tocchini.


Raspberry And White Chocolate Muffins...

Few combinations are loved as much as raspberries and white chocolate.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Love Hearts And Anniversarys ...

Love is in the air?

"In Love"
"I'm Shy"
"Marry Me"

It is our 19th Wedding Anniversary today, eek!


Saturday, 29 August 2015

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Halloween Ideas...

Looking for Halloween ideas?

Here are some recipes I have shared on the blog over the last few years...

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Chocolate Cupcake Day...

Whoo today is Chocolate Cupcake Day..Yummy I love cakes, especially chocolate cupcakes!! Here is a few recipes I've shared on the blog if you fancy making any!?!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Lyle’s Golden Syrup Cupcakes...

What time is it? Time for some yummy Golden syrup cupcakes.
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