Chai Hot Chocolate

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I find most store bought hot chocolate mixes are a little too sweet and artificial tasting for my liking. But it’s so easy to make your own hot chocolate powder and I’ve turned it up a notch by adding in chai spices and finely chopped dark chocolate. You can fully customise the level of sweetness [...]

Strawberry and Coconut Cake Pops

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This is my first foray into the world of Cake Pops, which are cake crumbled and mixed with icing, rolled into balls and then dipped in melted chocolate. I hate to waste food, and I had a lot of left over cake and icing from my Strawberry and Coconut Ombre Cakes. So cake pops were [...]

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 [...]