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Elderflower and Pistachio Drizzle Cake

I’m a huge fan of lemon drizzle cake, in particular my Mum’s lemon drizzle, it brings back happy memories from my childhood. So when I stumbled across a recipe for elderflower and pistachio I knew I had to give it a go. And this is the recipe I mentioned in my post elderflower cupcakes. I…… Continue reading Elderflower and Pistachio Drizzle Cake

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Elderflower Cupcakes

I only recently discovered I liked elderflower. I had always dismissed it before thinking it would taste too much like perfume or similar to Parma Violets, so I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it and realised it was actually quite nice and even more surprised at what a nice cake ingredient it makes! I…… Continue reading Elderflower Cupcakes

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Pecan Caramel Cupcakes

After making enough mince pies over Christmas to feed an army, it was nice to be able to make something different. I had a packet of pecan nuts that have been waiting for me turn them into a pecan pie, but in the end I fancied something cakey, and thought they would be a great ingredient…… Continue reading Pecan Caramel Cupcakes

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Festive Mince pies

In the past I have been a bit too lazy, when it comes to baking. If a recipe needed pastry I would have bought it. This time though I thought I would give it a crack, and boy am I glad I did! It was surprisingly a lot easier than I thought it would be,…… Continue reading Festive Mince pies

Baking · Inspiration

The Gingerbread House

“…and when they went close up to it they saw the cottage was made of bread and cakes, and the window-panes were of clear sugar” Hansel & Gretel – The Brothers Grimm Good Ideas for You For the past couple of years I’ve really fancied making a gingerbread house for Christmas, I didn’t get around…… Continue reading The Gingerbread House

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Cherry Yoghurt Bundt Cake

I’ve been meaning to buy a Bundt cake tin for a while now, and when I came across a recipe in The Clandestine Cake Club book, I was compelled to go out and buy one straight away. The recipe was Raspberry Yoghurt Birthday Bundt Cake. The icing was a lovely bright pink colour and with raspberry…… Continue reading Cherry Yoghurt Bundt Cake

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Sweet shop cake

My recent favourite bake has to be Sweet Shop Cake I made for my brother-in-law’s birthday and I’ve been meaning to post about it for a little while now, and thought it was about time I did! I got this recipe from the latest Sweet Magazine as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make…… Continue reading Sweet shop cake

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Blueberry Loaf

I’m sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of weeks, I was faced with a serious technical issue when I rather stupidly threw half a cup of tea over my laptop. It struggled on for a couple of days all be it without the keyboard working before finally giving up and dying completely.…… Continue reading Blueberry Loaf

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Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes

I was in the mood for experimenting, browsing Pinterest recently I have seen various pictures of peanut butter cupcakes. So I thought I would give it a go myself. So I added crunchy peanut butter to the cake batter. Once the cakes were baked and cooled. I took a small part of the top off and added…… Continue reading Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes

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Viennese Swirls

I made some Viennese  Swirls today in honour of the start of the Great British Bake Off. I’m so excited it is back on our TVs again, and am eagerly awaiting it to start. I plan to have a go at some of the technical challenges over the weeks. So be prepared to see my…… Continue reading Viennese Swirls