Cakes, chocolate

White Chocolate Mud Cake

Mud cake, mud cake, mud cake… I’ve heard this word used over and over again and I finally got round to making what is possibly the BEST sponge cake I have EVER Eaten! Yes, that good! Now I’m kicking myself for ever waiting this long to try it! For anyone who doesn’t know, a mud cake has a very tight crumb meaning it carves very nicely and stays together without falling apart. It’s also perfect for tiered cakes as it is strong enough to hold a lot of weight!

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Nutella Bagels

Happy World Nutella Day! No real reason for this day other than an American blogger called Sara Rosso in 2007 who loved Nutella so much she thought it deserved a holiday and we do too! For this day, I wanted to make something a little different that was maybe more challenging than just Nutella brownies or cupcakes. It was then when I went downstairs to make breakfast when I realised I had no bagels left to eat that the idea came to mind.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s vegan week this week of the Bake Off and what an inspiring week! I am not personally vegan myself, but have always been fascinated at vegan food, with the substitutes for animal products including meat and dairy! This weeks episode showed me something i’ve never seen before and that’s using aquafaba in replacement of eggs. This was used for making fluffy meringue which made me wonder, can it be replaced in any recipe? And hello chocolate chip cookies!

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Triple Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge

What could possibly be better than a brownie? How about TRIPLE LAYERS with a peanut butter fudge and a melted chocolate topping?! Yes please…

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I made these for National Fudge Day, but these are the perfect indulgent treat for anytime of the week and make great homemade gifts!

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Brandy Soaked Chocolate Cranberries

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! Hasn’t it just flown by? If anyone says it’s too early, tell them they are wrong! The end of November/early December is the most festive time. The Christmas lights get turned on, the markets start opening, it’s getting cold and hats and gloves are now a must. It’s even acceptable to drink wine and cider at any point in the day granted its mulled… right?

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Cake Pops from Leftover Cake!

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This is a super quick and easy recipe if you have leftover cake from trimmings or if you’ve made too many layers and want to use one to make something else! Whatever the reason, this recipe is for people who have none of the fancy cake pop utensils and just want something to make instead of throwing away good cake!

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The Perfect Fluffy Chocolate Sponge

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Chocolate Cake, it’s delicious, decadent and we just can’t get enough of it! But boy are they hard to perfect! Too bitter, too sweet, too stodgy. I’ve eaten them all! Until I came across this recipe by the magnificent MARY BERRY and adapted it slightly to perfect the ultimate chocolate sponge!

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