Innocent Cupcakes: Made With a Smoothie

If you’re looking for a way to make a luscious cupcake that’s slightly lower in fat and sugar, and just a tiny bit healthier (say for a baby shower or hen night celebration) then the innocent cupcake could be just the thing for you. Made with a fruit smoothie as …

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3 Ways to Restore, Recreate or Recycle a Failed Cake

Everybody has cake failures, but what separates the master baker from the average cook is the way that you deal with them. Burnt cake is almost impossible to rescue: because the burnt flavour tends to go right through the cake, even if the crumb itself isn’t burnt, but everything else …

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Summer Picnic Cupcakes With Fresh Fruit Topping

Some cakes seem too heavy for summer eating but these two cupcake recipes are deliciously light and summery. Lemon Surprise Cakes The surprise is the lemon curd concealed in the heart of the cake. It’s a good idea to use waxed Cupcake cases for this recipe as the lemon curd …

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New Year and Hogmany Cupcakes

These whisky-flavoured tartan-iced Hogmanay cupcakes are not just reserved for Hogmanay: they are perfect for New Year celebrations too. Because they are a fruit-based cake they take longer to cook than sponge based cakes and also last longer without drying out, so you can make them a fortnight in advance, …

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Summer Ice Cream Cakes

Ice cream cakes are great fun to make and delicious to eat. Here are two recipes: a simple treat that is ideal for a children’s summer party and a much more grown up version of the ice cream cake, which is the perfect ending to an August Dinner Party. Simple …

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Gluten Free Cupcakes

There’s a delicate balancing act to be achieved when making gluten-free cupcakes – the cakes have to rise but remain moist. Because gluten-free flour substitutes lack the gluten bonds that give elasticity to Wheat Based Flours, they contain more raising agents such as baking powder, which give lift to the …

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How to Freeze Cakes and Cookies in Advance

Learning to bake is an art, but baking ahead is a skill. Freezing cakes and cookies can free you up to enjoy a special occasion or allow you to bake in a quiet time and still have a freezer full of great treats in a busy one, but knowing how …

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Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Chocolate truffle cupcakes are a very grown-up treat, ideal to end a dinner party or for a special romantic meal for two. Be aware that this recipe contains alcohol which might make it something you don’t want to share with your little ones! Also, because it makes a dozen cupcakes, …

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Sugar Free Toppings for Cakes and Cupcakes

Making sugar free cakes is definitely an art, and it can take a few attempts to get the right balance of ingredients to deliver a tasty, good-looking cake. Making tasty toppings for cakes and Cupcakes requires a little ingenuity too and the opportunities range from the very simple to the …

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Easy Vanilla and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Making cute cupcakes is easy, although you need to understand the principles of cooking individual cakes before you begin. While the Classic Method of creaming cakes is to mix the butter and sugar – beating fast until they become light and fluffy, then add the beaten egg mixture, blending thoroughly …

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