Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

This time of year blueberries are sweeeeeeet and juicy, if you can resist eating them straight from the punnet these muffins will go down a treat


180g self raising flour

55g soft light brown sugar

150ml milk

1 egg, large

25g melted butter

100g blueberries
Crumble Topping

2 tbsps flour (self raising is fine and you’ve already got it out of the cupboard)

10g butter, softened

2 tbsps oats

1 tbsp soft light brown sugar

1 tbsp chopped mixed nuts
If you don’t like nuts or oats just leave these out.

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Mum’s Ginger Muffins

Mum's Ginger Muffins
You can always rely on Mums!  

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Are you ready for these…? Smoky Choc Cherry Cupcakes

Smoky Choc Cherry Cupcakes

I developed these last year as an option for the final of The Great British Bake Off.  In the end I went with Mint, Ginger and Blackberry (recipe here) so before the weather gets truly summery here’s my recipe for Smoky Chocolate and Cherry Cake.

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Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes and Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – perfect for a right royal knees up!

Selection of royal cupcake cases


165g butter,softened

300g caster sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 eggs, large

200g plain flour

70g self raising flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

20g cocoapowder

225ml milk

25ml vinegar

Red gel colour paste

Perfectly Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting

70g butter, softened

200g Philadelphia

400g icing sugar, sifted

Red white and blue sprinkles

Union jack mini flags

Makes 24 cupcakes – enough for a knees up!

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Wedding Baking – White Chocolate and Raspberry Cakes

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cakes
Little White Chocolate and Raspberry Cakes – another perfect little wedding treat – bag them up and tie with ribbon or place them in teeny tiny presentation boxes as cute little favours a little bit different!
These are baked in a silicone flower mould by Pampered Chef Silicone Flower Mould –

Pampered Chef.

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How to make a Cupcake Bouquet

How to make a Cupcake Bouquet

The perfect gift for Mothers Day – making a cupcake bouquet is really easy….let me show you how.

You will need:

6 x 12″ cake dowels – Squires Kitchen Dowels – Squires Kitchen
Hot glue gun

Greenery for the bouquet
Wire, string or ribbon

Brown paper

5 or 6 x Cupcakes decorated with your choice of design Recipe here

How To:

Start by preparing your cupcake supports.

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Chocolate Muffins (and the perfect chocolate cake recipe)

Chocolate Muffins

So here is my recipe for huge chocolate muffins with a surprise chocolate sauce filling – you know the kind you can buy in coffee shops and bakery chains up and down the country.  They are twice the size of your average cupcake but take some beating!  

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Puffle Cupcakes – Club Penguin – A How To…

My boys are Club Penguin crazy and it seems quite a few of you have Puffle Mad kids too!  My apologies if you have absolutely no interest in the latest Children’s craze, you can switch off now but make sure you come back on Friday when I’ve something nice and grown up.

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On the tenth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…… Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Men Cupcakes
Makes 18 cupcakes

115g butter, softened

55g dark brown sugar

50g caster sugar

1 large egg

150ml treacle

310g plain flour

1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 1/4tsp ground ginger

230ml greek yoghurt
Gingerbread men (optional) to decorate

500g icing sugar, sifted

1 tbsp meringue powder/meri-white/egg white powder
1 x box of Silver Spoon Royal Icing Sugar
90ml lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 160c fan/180c/Gas Mark 4.

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On the sixth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…. Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Chocolate and coconut were made to go together, add in some marshmallow and it’s heaven in a snowball!

200ml milk
2 tsp malt vinegar
75g dessicated coconut
140g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
55g self raising flour
165g plain flour
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
60g cocoa powder

225g caster sugar
85ml water
1 x 7g sachet of gelatine
50ml water

20g dessicated coconut
50g plain chocolate to drizzle

Preheat the oven to 160c Fan/180c/ Gas Mark 4.

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