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Chocolate & Salted Caramel Bundt Cake


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See this cake?  I blame you lot….entirely!

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Christmas Cake, Time to Bake!

Here is your friendly Pink Whisk reminder service to say it’s time to bake that Boozy Fruit into a glorious Christmas Cake (that’s if you haven’t done already!)

All the cake making instructions are here including how to split your mixture into different sized tins.

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The Ones to Treat the Family!

Here are the ones that are definitely for sharing – family tea times, get togethers with friends, just made to be shared.

Monkey Bread – sweet cinnamon bread, sticky caramel what could be better?  You can bake it in any kind of tin it’ll fit in so don’t be put off if you don’t have a ring tin.

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The Ones to Treat Yourself!

Here are the ones that I would be tempted to make and hide – the less people know you’ve made them the better otherwise they’re gone in no time at all!

Vanilla Slices – yes please!  My Nanna taught me to make these when I was 12,  boy am I glad she did.

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Victoria Sandwich Inside Surprise Cake

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There’s been a lot of you asking for me to do a surprise cake tutorial on the blog after seeing the birthday cake I made for my eldest.  If you didn’t see it here it is – a giant green skittle hiding a ton of skittles inside.

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White Chocolate Mud Cake

 

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Looking for a Father’s Day Showstopper?  Here’s just the cake – a White Chocolate Mud Cake with white chocolate frosting wrapped with a chocolate collar and topped with fresh juicy British strawberries!

A big thank you goes to Jess Taylor who inspired me over on facebook to create this this week, and whilst my Dad doesn’t have a sweet tooth so won’t appreciate a big slice, he has been in the kitchen with me whilst I made it. 

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Giant Cupcakes – Tips & Ideas

So I’ve given you two basic recipes for using in your Giant Cupcake Tins but I thought I’d also cover a few quick tips on  working with it now.

Split it and fill it!

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This photo is showing a cupcake base trimmed down, so it will fit in a chocolate shell.  

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Giant Cupcake Chocolate Shell

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Yes it’s completely chocolate!

How about sitting your Giant Cupcake Cake in this?!

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To make a Giant Cupcake base chocolate shell you will need 400g of chocolate, white dark or milk.  My photos show a blue chocolate shell as it’s easier to see in the photos – tips of colouring white chocolate are at the end of the post.

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Chocolate Giant Cupcake Recipe

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Lots of you have requested cake recipes for a giant cupcake tin,  so I thought I’d put them on the blog for you all to use. You can pretty much use any cake recipe but how much?  I have to admit in the past I’ve just made a big old batch of cake mix, filled up the tin and then used the extra for cupcakes, so you don’t have to you’ll be pleased to hear I’ve worked out quantities for you!

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Vanilla Giant Cupcake Recipe

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Vanilla Giant Cupcake Recipe!

Ingredients:

375g butter, softened

375g caster sugar

6 eggs, large

2 tsp vanilla extract

375g self-raising flour

3 tbsps milk

Prep your tin – a really good grease  in all the folds and shapes and a circle of baking paper in the bottom of the base section.

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