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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcakes

Spoil yourself (and others, why not) with these Peanut Butter & Chocolate cupcakes. Two fabulous flavours for a rich, indulgent treat. This recipe makes 12 which is perfect for sharing or a well deserved Monday evening reward.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

We see more and more cookies on websites we visit, constantly being told to accept them or clear them but where are the real cookies, we ask? Where are those chocolate chip cookies of our dreams? Those we always imagine when we click "Accept All"? Here they are! Look no further. Grab the ingredients and make them today!


Baked Blueberry Pancakey-Cake

Bake my pancake, are you serious?! Don't want to stand over the stove for 150 minutes this Shrove Tuesday, ladling mix into the pan with a 50/50 ratio of butter to batter?- Try this bake that encompasses all those early spring flavours, with all that ease! It's a pancake, but baked!


Beetroot and Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you got this far you must be intrigued. This is not a classic, not your typical recipe, not your average combination of ingredients but it can absolutely become a staple in your home. Don't be shy and try these beetroot and chocolate chip muffins.


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Every cake can be turned into a smaller easier version to eat and these Red Velvet cupcakes are just that. They are eye-catching, yummy and bound to be a crowd-pleaser whatever the event. We think they fit the theme of Valentines Day to a T but we'll let you be the judge of that.


Easy Chocolate Sponge

It seems as though everyone has a sponge recipe handy - from a friend, off a website online, passed down in generations or off the back of a cooking magazine. Well this one is tried and tested, you are welcome. We have done half the hard work. Now is your turn to bake your easy chocolate sponge.


Chili Chocolate Tequila Truffles

Nothing says "Love" quite like chocolate. And why not spice things up with some chili? Tequila makes this a triple threat to the senses. Is it Valentines day yet?


The madeleine or petit madeleine is a traditional small cake from Commercy and Liverdun, two communes of the Lorraine region in northeastern France Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions. These need to be made in the actual Madeleine mould for true authenticity. Hazelnut & Lemon Madeleines Makes: 14 Preparation Time + Cooking Time: 20 mins + 10 mins Method: Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Oil the Madeleine pan. Put the eggs in a large bowl and whisk... Read More


Piping can be tricky when you are a beginner, but once you get the hang of using a piping bag, and are able to steady your wrist, its as easy as squeezing lemons. The best form of piping bag to use are the disposable ones, no hassle of cleaning up. You need to have the right buttercream recipe to get the perfect piped rose and also need a Wilton 2D nozzle. Follow these step by step instructions inspired by blogger April Carter of Rhubarb & Rose for brilliantly piped roses for your cupcakes!... Read More


IngredientsFor the shortbread: 170g plain flour60g caster sugar120g butter For the caramel: 400ml condensed milk2 tbs golden syrup60g caster sugar120g butter For the chocolate topping: 100g milk chocolate Preheat oven to 190°C / Fan Oven 170°C / 375°F / Gas Mark 5.Lightly grease a 20cm square cake tin. InstructionsFor the shortbread: Sieve the flour and sugar into a large bowlAdd the butter and mix into a dough.Press it into the bottom of the cake tin and prick with a fork.Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden brown. For the caramel: Whilst... Read More