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Chocolate Rudolph Christmas Cake

I saw this Chocolate Rudolph Christmas Cake in the Morissons Christmas magazine last year but didn’t get chance to try it out; the recipe is by Stork. I modified the decoration slightly. Photos to follow!! Have a bit of a back log due to the holiday season. For the Cake:     225g Butter     225g caster sugar     4 medium eggs     40g cocoa powder     225g self-raising flour For the Chocolate Frosting:     175g Butter     325g icing sugar     25g cocoa powder     1 dessertspoon (10ml) milk Decorations:     Dark chocolate chips     White ready to roll icing Read More…

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Christmas cupcakes

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🙂 For Christmas this year I’ve decided to bake Christmas cupcakes and a chocolate chip banana cake as we had some left over bananas to use up. For the Christmas cupcakes I used my “go to cupcake recipe” but added a chocolate sauce to the mixture to make gooey chocolate filled cupcakes. I decorated with red / pink icing and Christmas themed sprinkles / iced decorations. Makes: 12 cupcakes Ingredients 125g butter 125g Self raising flour 125 Caster sugar 2 Eggs 1/2 tsp Vanilla flavouring 12 cupcake cases Chocolate sauce (for the filling) Read More…

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Chocolate Frosted Funfetti Cake with Jam Filling

Tomorrow is Ryan’s birthday (and Back to the Future day). Unfortunately, he’s working until 22.00pm so we decided to celebrate today. There was presents, singing and of course, cake… I baked a vanilla sponge cake with chocolate frosting. He loved it. 🙂 You will need For the cake: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 20 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla extract Sprinkles for the funfetti look 2 teaspoon water For the filling: Strawberry jam For the frosting: 2 cup unsalted butter, softened (but not melted) 5 cups confectioners Read More…

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Apple Crumble Cake

A colleague at work brought in a bag full of cooking apples from his tree, free to anyone who wanted some. I took 6 and decided to have a try at my first apple crumble cake. I adapted an apple crumble cake recipe I found on Pinterest for self raising flour (I’m out of baking powder)… Here’s the result. 🙂 You will need 7″ (18cm) round cake tin 75g unsalted butter 225g self raising flour 50g caster sugar A pinch of ground cinnamon (optional) 450g apples (cooking apples if available) 1 medium egg 1-2 tbsp milk Confectioners sugar to dust Read More…

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Magic Roundabout Flake Cake

Mum’s birthday is next week but we’re celebrating this weekend with breakfast out, a bit of shopping and an evening meal. My job is to bring the cake! Mum loves The Magic Roundabout, especially the characters Brian and Zebedee, so I decided to make cake themed around that. I decided on a flake cake because 1. She likes flakes and 2. I’ve done similar cakes to this (with chocolate fingers) before and she says she loves them. I used a 8″ round cake pan and a lemon cake recipe (her favourite). Again, i used the Wilton cake release and it Read More…

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Minion Cake

My dad’s birthday was this weekend, he really enjoys the Despicable Me films so I decided to bake him a minion cake. My first ever character cake! I used a 9″ x 13″ sheet pan and used a vanilla sponge receipe for the cake itself. The one I use is designed for a 7″ round tin but it worked well for this – no batter spillage and baked well! Yay! Wilton cake release is a God send – the cake popped easily out of the pan! I buy mine from Lakeland. I added round sprinkles for a ‘funfetti’ cake and Read More…