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Cappuccino Loaf

'A very simple loaf cake with a heady hit of coffee and a light-as-anything whipped mascarpone topping'. That's the blurb that got my attention, while flicking through You magazine last year. It's a recipe by Eleanor Maidment and I've had it on my 'to try' list for ages. Version 1: made with instant coffee I… Continue reading Cappuccino Loaf

Cakes & Bakes

Chocolate and Orange Loaf

This sounds like a magical combination to me. Personally, I prefer not to use chocolate flavoured batter with orange, I like a madeira style cake with either chocolate chips or chocolate frosting, so this ticks the boxes. This recipe is from 'Fast Cakes' by Mary Berry, which is a book that I highly recommend. We've… Continue reading Chocolate and Orange Loaf

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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

There are so many variations of these cupcake. I like a good orange hit and don't want the orange to be overpowered by chocolate. My recipe is for an orange cupcake batter (no cocoa) and then decorated with chocolate buttercream. It also has the addition of chopped chocolate orange in the batter. It's a variation… Continue reading Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Free From, Traybakes

Gluten Free Brownies

Gluten Free (or GF for the cool kids😉) baking is so popular. I’m often asked if I have any GF recipes and until now, I’ve said no. I’m a traditional baker and tend to bake with old school ingredients, but sure you've got to move with the times eh. I decided to play if kinda… Continue reading Gluten Free Brownies

Cupcakes

Iced Orange Cupcakes

This recipe is actually called 'Rainbow buns' in the cookery book 'Baking with Tiny Tots', but the rainbow name comes from the sprinkles, so we've renamed them! The cupcake and icing have orange zest or juice in them, so it makes sense to use our name instead. April (9) flicked through the cookery book during… Continue reading Iced Orange Cupcakes

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Mars Bar Cupcakes

Rich and chocolatey. They are more like mars bar cornflake buns than cupcakes, as they aren’t actually baked. In short, very indulgent but easy to make and very popular. The recipe is from one of my favourite books, ‘Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery’. There are so many good recipes in this book. Anyway, the recipe… Continue reading Mars Bar Cupcakes

Biscuits, Decorating, Edible Gifts

Donut Cookies

Sounds like a win-win. A cookie that looks like a donut. Our inspiration came from a kids magazine, which my daughter got ages ago. She wanted to follow the recipe in the magazine, even though I have the perfect cookie recipe.... I went along with her plan, but wished I'd used my recipe 😉 The… Continue reading Donut Cookies