Recipe | Banana cake with buttercream icing and flaked almonds

ย Chewy, delicious banana cake. Go on, kid yourself it’s healthy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Firstly, apologies that my photos for this recipe are rubbish. The artificial light when I made them was terrible. And the natural light the next day didn’t seem to improve matters!

This recipe is from my copy of Sweet and Savoury Bites by Jane Price.

Ingredients

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Recipe | Baked mini iced doughnuts

These mini doughnuts are baked rather than fried, making them more doughnut-shaped cakes than real doughnuts. But they’re still delicious and better for you!

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My sister gave me a mini doughnut pan and after some internet searches, I found this recipe at Tesco realfood.

Ingredients (original recipe says makes 12. I got 24 mini doughnuts from these quantities!)

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Recipe | Oat and pecan squares with caramel and chocolate (tray bake)

Another great tray bake. Oats, pecans, chocolate and caramel. I like to think the oats mean you can convince yourself this is somehow healthy!

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Once again, my toddler’s favourite supermarket magazine provides inspiration for another recipe!

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Recipe | Shredded Wheat chocolate nests – with golden syrup and mini eggs!

Cute shredded wheat cereal chocolate nests. A nice Easter recipe to make with children and a great excuse for more chocolate mini eggs!

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This is another quick, no bake recipe which is incredibly child friendly. It’s also a perfect spring or Easter “bake” and another excuse to use mini eggs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Recipe | Chocolate honeycomb squares (no bake!)

Chocolate, honeycomb, marshmallow and biscuit. Deliciously sweet and no baking required!

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I haven’t had much time for baking recently, so this week I went for a no-bake option. Although I guess this is still a “tray bake”?

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Recipe | Chocolate Butterfly Cakes

These are cute, delicious and easy to make! Growing up we called them “butterfly buns” but today I guess they’d be “cupcakes”?

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These are a variation on other butterfly cake recipes I’ve featured. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for links to those!

Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes)

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Recipe | Easy Maltesers rocky road (one for chocoholics!)

Rocky road is an easy and versatile recipe. In addition to chocolate, marshmallow and biscuit you can add almost any ingredients you want – I chose Maltesers!

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Rocky road is a great recipe. At heart it is a “no bake tray bake” (if that makes any sense!) which allows you to make your own chocolate bars with very little effort or mess.

But before I can continue, I have to ask: who knew Maltesers wasn’t spelt Malteasers? I have been spelling it (if only mentally) as “Malteasers” with the extra ‘a’ my whole life! But no, my friends, it’s Maltesers.

*quiet sigh of disillusionment*

Now I’ve said my piece about that, let’s get on with the rocky road recipe!

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Recipe | Two-colour pretty flower cakes

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An experiment for my birthday! This is an easy-to-make, all-in-one sponge cake. If you have children this is an simple one for them to help with too ๐Ÿ™‚

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Millionaires’ shortbread with gold and diamond sprinkles

Millionaire's shortbread featured

Ingredients

  • 150 g plain flour
  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • 150 g butter/margarine
  • 75 g caster sugar

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Recipe | Mini rosette vanilla cupcakes

Mini rosette vanilla cupcakes with two tone decorative buttercream frosting

Another experiment which went a bit sideways thanks to a lack of colouring (again! just like the red velvet cake fiasco) and one of the hottest days of the year here in the UK!

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