My go to cupcake recipe

I love to bake, especially cupcakes. Typically I’ll bake cupcakes for any holiday throughout the year – birthdays, Easter, Halloween, Christmas etc. This week is National Cupcake Week in the UK so I thought I’d share my go to cupcake recipe which is the basis for most of the cupcakes I bake. Makes: 12 cupcakes Ingredients 125g butter 125g Self raising flour 125 Caster sugar 2 Eggs 1/2 tsp Vanilla flavouring 12 cupcake cases Method Preheat the over to 200 degrees C or Gas mark 6 Round up your ingredients—beat the sugar and butter together until fluffy and light coloured. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dinosaur cookies

With the release of Jurassic World this month, I made these Dinosaur cookies to celebrate. Jurassic Park was one of my favourite films as a child and I’ve been excited to see the new film since I heard it was in production. You will need 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 Egg(s) 2 cup Sugar 2 cup Butter 6 cup Flour Cookie Cutter(s) Method Preheat the oven to 180°C Begin by combining the butter and sugar. Keep mixing until it looks light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla: Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract, make sure they’re mixed in […]

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No yeast pizza

A no yeast pizza recipe –  usually I keep yeast in my baking cupboard, but occasionally I forget to stock up! This was one of those occasions, so I improvised with self raising flour. It tasted really good and I don’t think it came out too badly for a first try. You will need 90 ml Warm Water 1 tsp Salt Toppings Of Your Choice Pizza Sauce (store bought or make your own) Grated cheese 45 ml Olive Oil 225 g Self-Raising Flour Method Preheat the oven to 220ºC To make the crust: Combine the salt, flour, oil, and water, […]

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Gluten free brownies

Artur is trying to eat gluten free at the moment, to find out if his is intolerance is due to gluten or other types of food. This is one of the gluten free desserts I’ve made him recently. Wish I’d took a better photo of these as they were delicious! You will need 100g butter 200g caster sugar 2 eggs 50g chocolate, melted 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 150g chocolate chips Method Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. […]

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