Upside Down Cakes

All of our upside-down cakes are best served as puddings with accompanying cream or ice cream. They all use a similar method of base-lining the cooking tin with fruit and a sweet buttery glaze but the toppings – or maybe we should say bottoms! – all vary slightly. Pineapple Upside-down …

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Decorating Your Cupcakes

When it comes to decorating cupcakes throw away the rulebook and try some of our exciting new ideas… crumble-topped cupcakes, zesty lemon cupcakes, or caramel-centred cupcakes… because cupcakes are all about experimentation! Hidden Treats Lop off the top of your cupcake. Put the small piece of cake to one side …

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Cupcake Icing Ideas

The best cupcake icing is simple to prepare and delicious to taste. It should complement the cupcake rather than overwhelm it. As with most things in life insisting on good quality at the beginning will show in the final product. Cupcake icing is simple and requires few ingredients but always …

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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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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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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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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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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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The Classic Cupcake

Cupcakes are the new rock’n’roll! There’s been a huge upsurge of interest in cupcake baking over recent years. Cupcakes suddenly became highly fashionable, and it’s largely thanks to Carrie Bradshaw from the American series Sex and the City. From the moment she bit into a dainty Iced Cupcake it was …

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Chocolate Cupcakes

For the best chocolate cupcakes use the freshest and best ingredients. Choose good quality chocolate – fairtrade if possible – and have everything at room temperature before you begin. And once you’ve mastered the basics, be creative and experiment! We’ve two recipes for chocolate cupcakes as well as recipes for …

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