Recipe

Rainbow unicorn cupcakes

I made these adorable unicorn rainbow cupcakes using this recipe. I made the horns and ears out of fondant, used twists of rainbow laces for the mane, then added some glitter and sprinkles.  

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Rhubarb Cake

With all the late season rhubarb filling up people’s allotments, now is the perfect time for turning it into jam, pie and cake. Here is my never fail recipe for rhubarb cake: Ingredients: 140g butter substitute (I use Pure) or 150g butter 300g self-raising flour (or substitute same amount of …

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Mine Pie Cake

When I asked my husband what kind of birthday cake he wanted me to bake him this year, he said: “mince pie”! So I baked him a mincemeat flavoured cake topped with mini mince pies. This is best made a day in advance but can be made on the day …

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Gingerbread Popcorn

Ingredients Make your popcorn with: 60ml vegetable oil 120g popping corn 200g pretzels (broken into smaller pieces) 200g candy corn (or Smarties / M&Ms or similar) Make your caramel with: 240g margarine for cooking (I used Pure) 360g dark brown sugar 60ml golden syrup 60ml treacle 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar …

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Chocolate and cream egg cake

Ingredients: 230g butter substitute (I use Vitalite or Pure) 300g brown caster sugar 4 large eggs 1 Tbsp vanilla extract (I use Madagascan) 80g cocoa powder 375g gluten free self-raising flour (I use Dove’s Farm) 180ml lactofreemilk Directions: Turn oven on to 175C to preheat while you prepare your cake …

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Let them eat cake….

Truth be told what I actually mean is – ME! Let ME eat cake! So, while I may have baked this four layer red velvet cake with chocolate frosting  for my youngest’s 13th birthday – I enjoyed it plenty too! Ingredients: 230g butter substitute (I use Vitalite or Pure) 300g brown caster …

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Malay Spiced Cranberry Sauce

This is my recipe for unusual and very delicious cranberry sauce: Ingredients 5 whole star anise 5 cloves 1 cinnamon stick broken into bits 1 vanilla pod 600g whole cranberries 160ml fresh squeezed orange juice 160ml water 3tbsp orange zest 345g sugar Method Place spices in a piece of muslin and …

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Mug Cakes

This is my recipe for ‘foolproof’ (non exploding) lactose free and gluten free chocolate mug cake (which can also be made with normal milk and flour). Ingredients: 4 tbsp gluten free self raising flour (also works with flour containing gluten) 4 tbsp caster sugar 2 tbsp cocoa 1 egg (it …

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Lemon meringue cupcakes (gluten and dairy free)

Lemon Filling: 3 egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue) 170g brown caster sugar 3 tbsp cornflour pinch of salt 90ml lemon juice 2 tbsp. lemon zest, loosely packed 200ml water   Cupcakes: 125g dairy free margarine (I use Pure or Vitalite) 125g brown caster sugar 125g self raising gluten free …

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Geordie Tarts

My husband is a Geordie and I named these tarts after him because they’re individual, spiky, coconut-y and sweet. I took them to share at the afternoon tea my triathlete club had after our August Bank Holiday sea swim ( you need to burn off some calories before you eat these …

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