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

chocolate, Cupcakes, No Bake

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

Traybakes

Carrot Cake Traybake

I've been meaning to try this for ages. I mean years.... The recipe is from a free Odlum's booklet, which I got years ago, called 'The Cake Club'. It was a promotional booklet for hosting a bake sale and I rediscovered it during lockdown de-cluttering. I made two changes to the recipe - but I'll… Continue reading Carrot Cake Traybake

chocolate, Decorating

Easy Chocolate Icing

  This is a very handy recipe to have in your collection. You just beat it altogether in a bowl, with a wooden spoon. Yay no mixer required. Less washing up! It works well on a traybake, cupcakes or cake. The recipe is from Mary Berry’s ‘Fast Cakes’ and is from another recipe, which I… Continue reading Easy Chocolate Icing

Biscuits

White Chocolate and Orange Cookies

This recipe caught my eye when I was flicking through a cook book. It sounds like such a yummy combo. I'm a big Rachel Allen recipe fan and have a number of her books. This is from 'Bake', which is one of her older books. She does a basic cookie recipe and then suggests a… Continue reading White Chocolate and Orange Cookies

Traybakes

Lemon and Lime Traybake

I'm a big lemon cake fan, as is everyone in our house. I recently tried a variation of the much used 'iced lemon traybake' that involved using lemons and limes. The recipe actually calls for lemon curd, but when I made the cake, I had none - it was still yum. I reckon the curd… Continue reading Lemon and Lime Traybake

chocolate, Traybakes

Chocolate Traybake

The full title is actually 'Chocolate Traybake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting' but that's quite a mouthful! I doubt that it would fit as a title. I've made this many times. The traybake is easy and quick to make. The traybake recipe is from bbc food recipes website. The frosting recipe was for a different cake on… Continue reading Chocolate Traybake