Monthly Archives: May 2012

Red Velvet Swiss Roll


In keeping with all the Jubilee baking that’s about at the moment I bring you the Red Velvet Swiss Roll!  

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Blueberry & Vanilla Battenberg

Blueberry & Vanilla Battenberg

A Battenberg with a subtle nod to the Jubilee – Battenberg goes red, white and blue!

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

A traditional cake but still one of my favourites, it’s good for feeding the masses too!


225ml sunflower oil

3 eggs, large

120g golden syrup

150g soft light brown sugar

240g self-raising flour

1½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp allspice (if you don’t have allspice you can just leave it out!)

½tsp ground ginger

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

300g grated carrots

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Cake, Cinnamon, Decorating, Ginger, Syrup, Treats | 44 Comments

Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the perfect recipe for cream cheese frosting.  It’s pipeable, spreadable and will set just nicely for you without running all over the place, but there are a few things to remember.

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Pineapple and Raspberry Cupcakes

Pineapple and Raspberry Cupcakes

Zingy fruity cupcakes packing a taste of sunshine and perfect for adorning with your own Pineapple Flowers.

Makes 12.


200g butter, softened

100g soft brown sugar

75g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs

200g self raising flour

140g fresh chopped pineapple

80g raspberries, frozen

1 x batch of Cream Cheese frosting recipe here

12 x Pineapple Flowers to decorate – instructions here


Preheat oven to 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.

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How to Make Pineapple Flowers


How to make Pineapple Flowers

How beautiful do these look?  They taste great too!

I won’t lie they’re a bit of a faff – okay quite a lot of a faff but they certainly have the wow factor and if you fancy spending an afternoon messing with a pineapple then these are just up your street!

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