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Jubilee Queen of Cakes Competition

Every now and again I enter recipe competitions, usually when something catches my eye. I think they are a great way of making you think up something new and different before the deadline and that works well for me, a prize at the end is just an added bonus! When I spotted the Good to … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes, Other, Special days | 14 Comments

Rice Crispie Cakes

These are always a welcome sight at home and so easy to make. They are, in my opinion, much nicer then the chocolate ones. But you can be the judge of that…….     This is pretty much the original 1970’s Kelloggs recipe I think, apart from the extract & not essence bit!     … Continue reading »

Categories: Biscuits, Cakes, Sweet | 6 Comments

Easter Cupcakes

Here’s my take on a simnel cake in cupcake form. I’m not a huge marzipan fan, unlike Frey & Gav! But these were fruity and not overpowered by it. Printable recipe here Ingredients 225g self raising flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp baking powder 115g soft brown sugar 115g soft butter … Continue reading »

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Raspberry & Almond Mini Macaroons

This recipe is being donated to the Save the Children & the Hidden Hunger campaign, Name the Day Challenge details here, via Ruth Clemens (The Pink Whisk). An incredibly worthwhile cause, I am thrilled to do something to help. I decided that I wanted to make something along the lines of the old teatime favourite … Continue reading »

Categories: Biscuits, Cakes, Sweet | 7 Comments

Vanilla Genoise sponge

  One of the things I wanted to try out this year was a Genoise Sponge. Heard about them but never had a go. When I did I absolutely loved the texture, so light and moreish. I am now a big fan! This is my recipe for a vanilla flavoured sponge. I had chosen to … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes, Pudding | 6 Comments

Heart Centre Cupcakes

I saw this lovely idea a while back and thought they would be great for Valentines Day. I really should have had a look at how they were made, but thought ‘hey it can’t be that hard’!   It was just a little bit time consuming with a bit of planning needed but I was … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes, Sweet | 10 Comments

Ginger Spice Cupcakes

We all love the delicious wintery smell & taste of ginger in our house. So I thought I’d have a bash at making a light gingery cupcake. So easy to make and they taste scrummy. I used vanilla buttercream but for a double whammy you could add some ground ginger or decorate with stem ginger. … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes, Christmas | 3 Comments

Spicy Wine Soaked Fruit Cake

Although we will eat it, no-one at my house is that keen on the heavy rich fruit cake you have at Christmas time. We’ll all happily tuck into a lighter version, so I thought I’d add a bit of a wintery feel by using a mulled wine soak to the fruit. It’s not as moist … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes, Christmas | 4 Comments

Vanilla Cupcakes with Dulce De Leche Buttercream & Filling

I love making vanilla cupcakes, so easy yet so scrummy!   This time I decided to jazz them up with a jar of dulce de leche (first time I’ve brought this divine stuff).   Follow the recipe for just the wonderful cupcakes or add the dulce de leche for something extra sweet.   Vanilla Cupcakes … Continue reading »

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Cinnamon Scones

I love scones! Heaven with clotted cream & jam mmmmmmmm.   Thought I’d make a slight adjustment and have a go at adding a cinnamon touch, the results were fab!   I use Delias Buttermilk scones recipe It never fails, they also freeze well so are a good standby too. I added 2 teaspoons … Continue reading »

Categories: Bread, Cakes, Christmas | 6 Comments