Dairy-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

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I’m usually rather heavy-handed with the butter and milk in my baking, so when I was asked by a client to bake some dairy-free cupcakes for an upcoming hens party, I must admit I was a little nervous. After a lot of research on dairy alternatives and testing some recipes in the kitchen, I was [...]

Banana and Nutella Swirl Muffins

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As much as I love whipping up grand triple-layered cakes and carefully piping buttercream roses, sometimes it’s nice to just bake something easy and comforting. No fancy decorations, no heavy machinery required – just a bowl, a spoon and a mixing hand at the ready. I had a few overripe bananas in the freezer that [...]

Raspberry and Coconut Cupcakes

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I was asked to create some cupcakes for a friend’s 30th that “weren’t too sweet”, and after ignoring her boring request of vanilla (sorry) I knew something featuring berries was the way to go. It also helped that the colour theme for her birthday was pink, so I could colour the icing naturally. Raspberry and [...]

Hot Cross Bun Cupcakes

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I LOVE Hot Cross Buns, it’s definitely one of the highlights of Easter for me. And I’m not one of those Hot Cross Bun purists either – choc chip, caramel, dried fruit, it’s all good to me! I was in Woolworths recently and noticed they had produced a Sticky Date & Caramel Hot Cross Bun. [...]

Win a double pass to the Cake Bake Sweets Show!

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Do you like cake as much as me? Well then I think you need to head on down to Australia’s first ever Cake Bake & Sweets Show - the country’s biggest live event dedicated to everything baking. Sounds like heaven, right? Cake Bake and Sweets is a 3 day event that takes place from 21 - 23rd March 2014 at Sydney Showground, Olympic [...]

Banana Caramel Pancakes

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My nickname for these pancakes is “Faileo Pancakes”. Why? Because I started off with a paleo pancake recipe and then covered it in caramel. Just because. And it’s DELICIOUS. Plus it’s super easy and gluten free! Forget the usual flour, milk and sugar – the base recipe uses just 3 ingredients – bananas, eggs and baking [...]