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Choc carrot cupcakes 2
Choc carrot cupcakes 2
Choc carrot cupcakes 2

Chocolate Carrot Cupcakes

I really like carrot cake and I like chocolate so to combine the two has to be a win win! I made these in cupcake cases then remembered I had the little silicon plant pots which suit them perfectly! My lovely daughter made the ...
 
Cakes
 
Lemon brownie stack
Lemon brownie stack
Lemon brownie stack

Lemon and White Chocolate ‘Brownies’

We are a brownie loving household, something we all enjoy. I thought I’d try something along the same lines, you know, rich and squidgy, but use lemon and white chocolate instead of plain or milk chocolate. The result was lovel...

 
Cakes
 
Snowy Pie slice
Snowy Pie slice
Snowy Pie slice

Snowy Pie

I recently made a Mississippi Mud Pie for a magazine commission, it was total heaven on a plate (if a little calorific!!!) I decided a white chocolate version would be worth a try, let’s just say it was! Print recipe Snowy Pie ...
 
Cakes
 
Amaretto & Dark Choc
Amaretto & Dark Choc
Amaretto & Dark Choc

Amaretto and Dark Chocolate Baked Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, baked or no bake, all flavours, whether it’s fruity or sweet and spicy! I reckoned an Amaretto flavour  (a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur) would work well, so decided to pair it with dark chocolate ...

 
Biscuits
 
Lamington biscuits toasted
Lamington biscuits toasted
Lamington biscuits toasted

Lamington Biscuits

I’ve made lamingtons in the past, I’m a big fan, I really love coconut and with the chocolate it’s a win win! I thought a biscuit version would be nice, incorporating vanilla, coconut and chocolate flavours. The biscuit is butt...
 
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Marble close board
Marble close board
Marble close board

Vanilla, chocolate and Peanut Butter Marble Cake

I love marble cake, so easy to make and even easier to eat! I haven’t made it for ages though and thought I’d have a go making one with an extra flavour element to it. Vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter go so well together, n...

 
Biscuits
 
Lemon Meringue Flapjack above2
Lemon Meringue Flapjack above2
Lemon Meringue Flapjack above2

Lemon Meringue Flapjacks

I love lemony things and thought a lemon flapjack would be something worth trying out, I decided to add some meringue and also a drizzle of icing, these went down a treat! My family are not over keen on lemon flavour but Gav is...
 
Biscuits
 
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Tiffin-cupcakes.jpg
Tiffin-cupcakes.jpg

Tiffin Cupcakes

Easy to make and delicious to eat, tiffin is perfect for an afternoon perk up with a cuppa. I decided to make an individual sized portion, no cutting and they look like cupcakes too! The mixed spice is an optional extra which m...

 
Cakes
 

Brainies!

Have been meaning to make these for about a week, ready for Halloween and by the skin of my teeth I managed to get them ready before the doorbell rings with trick and treaters! You could add these brains to cupcakes, biscuits o...
 
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Nectarine & Amaretto Sorbet

Some things just remind you of summer and care free times, or may be it’s just the alcohol in this that does it! This bottle of Amaretto was brought on our first wedding anniversary in Sorrento, total bliss and after several (!...