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Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes

February 12, 2019

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve got a sweet little recipe for you to try that will yield you a batch of mini heart-shaped cakes that you can personalise with any message you like. Sound good?

I know Valentine’s Day is pretty cliche, but I don’t care I like playing into the fluffiness of it all and this year I’m going to make Shane, Nina and Rex their own little cakes to scoff down any way they like. So if you’re ready to make some Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes then carry on reading! And if you’re ready to eat some Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes then I suggest you sneakily forward this recipe onto your loved one.

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Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Icing

February 8, 2019

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Time to share a very nice, very simple recipe for some delicious Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Icing. These cupcakes are topped with the kind of rich and smooth icing that will have you eating a cupcake as a kid does, icing first and all over your face, before you bite down into soft vanilla sponge dotted with chunks of real dark chocolate.

I was chatting with some of my friends on Whatsapp a few days back about bran muffins and who has a good recipe for some, which prompted me to get my cookbooks out page through a few recipes. I was adamant to bake something that was going to throw the results of my latest gym session straight out the window!

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The best Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

January 22, 2019

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A few days ago I said I would share the recipe for the best Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies. This recipe is one of my all-time favourites because it never ever fails. I don’t think I have ever used it and come out on the other side with a tray of cookies that will not have you grinning like you’ve just won the cookie lotto! Which by the way I think should totally be a thing. You enter, you win millions of cookies, you die happy. The end.

Just like most of my recipes, this one is short and easy and you can add whatever you like to the base to make all sorts of deliciously soft, slightly chewy cookies. For this particular round, I added some dark chocolate chips and a good handful of walnuts but you can add anything really, chocolate chips, M&M’s, pecan nuts, white chocolate, cranberries, crunchy cereal, peanut butter, speckled eggs etc.

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The quickest coffee cake recipe ever

September 21, 2016

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So when I say that this is the quickest coffee cake recipe ever, I mean it! My mom, who is a huge coffee cake fan came to me the other day and said that her friend gave her this recipe and apparently it’s really quick and easy to make, so I thought cool I have a spare hour let’s give it a bash and see if she was exaggerating or not.

Good news is she wasn’t and the even better news is that it tastes really really good. The actual sponge is light and airy, my favourite kind and the icing on top contains just the right amount of sweetness for the base. The cake took less than an hour to whip up and then it took us less than 20 minutes to finish hehe. Yip this house likes cake! Continue Reading…

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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

June 28, 2016

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How does a Strawberry Milkshake Cupcake sound to you? When I say Strawberry Milkshake Cupcake I mean it, these suckers taste exactly like what they are named after and are the kind of cupcakes that you’re going to find difficult to stop eating after one, especially because the magic ingredient is Strawberry Nesquick, which is like pink magic powder.

I just recently bought The Hummingbird Bakery Life Is Sweet cookbook off LOOT and in it I found this recipe, which I thought sounded pretty awesome, I mean who doesn’t like milkshake flavoured anything? The answer to this rhetorical question is no one by the way.

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Apple Streusel cake

June 10, 2016

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I am not the hugest fan of desserts and cakes that contain cooked apples, or cooked fruit in general – there’s just something about the texture that makes my face shake and not in a good way. But then I tried out this Apple Streusel cake recipe and my opinion on cooked apple pie changed overnight.

This cake is not too sweet, the filling is not too mushy (which is probably why I like it) and the cake bottom is nice and spongy which adds a nice overall texture. Plus this is not the hardest recipe to follow and in the end, you land up with a very flavoursome cake/pie that goes awesomely with something else that I absolutely love and that is vanilla flavoured cream. On a side note, I think vanilla flavoured cream should be sold in handsfree packaging that you can just strap to your face and suck on all day long. Anyone with me?

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