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  • 21 Crunchy chocolate sweetie nests
    Cute little nests filled with sweet treat chocolate beans for the prettiest of party food – they will disappear as fast as they are made!Makes: 14-16Preparation time: 20 minutes +...

  • 22 Chocolate crisp hedgehog cake
    This novelty cake will appeal to young children and make an ideal birthday cake.Serves 8IngredientsFor the cake100g (4 oz) self raising flour, sifted with a teaspoon of baking powder100g (4...

  • 23 Carrot and walnut cake
    An adaptation of Ottolenghi’s recipe, this is a light, moist and sublime cake with a rich, citrus icing and crunchy caramelised walnuts.Serves: 8Prep time: 1 hourCooking time: 55-60 minutesIngredientsFor the...

  • 24 The world's most expensive cupcake unveiled
    The world's most expensive cupcake was unveiled this week.The £768.85 baked beauty's decadent list of ingredients included Hawaiian AA tea and the finest Ritz escoffier and Charbonnel et Walker chocolates.Wrapped...

  • 25 Gü's decadent chocolate birthday cake
    CakesThis double layer of moist chocolate sponge is not only topped with a chocolate glaze, but filled with it too… pure indulgence. Serves 12-16IngredientsFor sponge: 150g plain flour4 tsp baking...

  • 26 Regal recipes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation
    Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation with these regal recipes. Whether you're looking for some patriotic flair, a British classic or want to try one of Her Majesty's...

  • 27 Tear and share flower cupcakes
    CupcakesMakes 10-12 IngredientsTo bake50g (2oz) self-raising flour 50g (2oz) caster sugar 50g (2oz) butter - softened1 medium egg – beatenTo decorate200g Vanilla Snip and SwirlMini chocolate beans250g Renshaw Pink Ready...

  • 28 Bumblebee chocolate cupcakes
    CupcakesMakes 10-12 To bake140g (5oz) self-raising flour2 tablespoons cocoa powder½ teaspoon bicarbonate of sodaPinch of salt110ml (4floz) buttermilk1 teaspoon vinegar½ teaspoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon red food colouring60g (2oz) butter -...

  • 29 Jane Asher's garden festival cake
    Treat garden party guests to a slice of this light and airy summer cake, specially created to support the first ever National Gardens Festival Weekend on 15-16 June. Serve with...

  • 30 Crunchy cookie cake
    Dish type: Dessert Serves 12Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 15 minutesIngredients50g unsalted butter, softened100g light muscovado sugar1 medium egg150g self-raising flour½ tsp. baking powder100g Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Cookie...

  • 31 Gluten-free baking is on the rise: Tips and recipes from the experts
    Gluten-free baking is on the rise as more and more people minimise or cut out wheat from their diets. Celebrities who are known to follow a gluten-free diet include Victoria...

  • 32 Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake
    Dish type: Baking A gluten-free treat that tastes just as good, if not better! Makes 1 loaf, approximately 10 slices Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Difficulty: ModerateIngredients170g...

  • 33 Nadia Sawalha's low-sugar St Clement's cakes
    Dish type: CakeServes 6 Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesNutritional information: 183kcals per serving Ingredients1 large satsuma or tangerine175g self-raising flour25g ground almonds1/2 tsp baking powder5 tbsp Splenda Granulated1...

  • 34 Gluten-free Easter simnel cake
    Dish type: Cake This Simnel cake recipe, from Doves Farm, uses gluten-free flour but no eggs, milk or dairy products. A traditional part of the traditional Easter celebration, Simnel cakes...

  • 35 Celebrate Easter with healthier versions of classic recipes
    Following a healthy diet doesn't have to mean missing out on treats over the Easter weekend. Whether you're looking to keep sugar to minimum or cut back on gluten, we...

  • 36 John Torode's Portuguese banana yogurt cake
    Dish type: CakeThis cake is moreish, soft and really easy to make... Ingredients150g Rachel’s Greek Style Honey Yogurt2 bananas, blended to a puree with a squeeze of lemon juice250g plain...

  • 37 Delia Smith's brazil nut brownie recipe
    Dish type: CakeBrownies need introducing to those who have not yet made them. Yes, they are cakes but not in the conventional sense. They are supposed to be moist and...

  • 38 Delia Smith's double lemon drizzle cake
    Dish type: CakeThis is the definitive Lemon Drizzle cake, and we have used four lemons. There's almost as much drizzle as cake, so after you bite through the crunchy crust...

  • 39 Nielsen-Massey Rose Water Cupcake Recipe
    Preparation time: 25 minutes Baking time: 25 minutes Ingredients for the cupcakes200g Unsalted butter, softened200g Golden caster sugar1tsp Nielsen-Massey Rose Water4 Medium eggs, lightly beaten200g Self-raising flour Rose water syrup...

  • 40 Classic New York baked mini cheesecakes
    Ingredients Base 250g digestive biscuits80g butter (melted)Cheesecake400g Philadelphia cream cheese (full fat)120g Castor Sugar1 large egg1 egg yolk1 tsp Madagascan vanilla flavour340g sour cream3 tbsp cornflourMakes approx 12 mini cheesecakesMini...



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