Cupcakes & Muffins

Speculaas-Spiced Marzipan Muffins

Speculaas-Spiced Marzipan Muffins

Hope you’re all enjoying a lovely Easter break! I made these very recently using marzipan leftover from a fruit cake and they were so delicious I couldn’t wait to share the recipe! If you’re not a fan of marzipan this definitely isn’t for you, but […]

Yes They’re Vegan: Best Ever Chocolate Cupcakes With Fudge Frosting

Yes They’re Vegan: Best Ever Chocolate Cupcakes With Fudge Frosting

These are only a slightly altered version of my Very Vanilla Cupcakes, but they are so yummy I really thought they deserved their own post. I’ve mentioned my daughter’s love of chocolate many times before – these cupcakes are almost always the first thing she […]

Cardamom & Vanilla Scones With Lemon Curd

Cardamom & Vanilla Scones With Lemon Curd

What pops into your head when you think about traditional English baked goods? I immediately think of Victoria sponge, closely followed by sticky toffee pudding, shortbread and scones! Scones oozing with jam and cream is the version we all know but I’ve really enjoyed playing […]

Very Vanilla Vegan Cupcakes

Very Vanilla Vegan Cupcakes

Cupcakes. The trend that never really fell out of favour. They are everywhere – incredible sky-high swirls in every flavour and colour from pastel to neon, yet the simplest and fairest of them all, fluffy vanilla sponge topped with a slick of creamy vanilla frosting […]

Vegan Welsh Cakes

Vegan Welsh Cakes

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St David’s Day!) I love these traditional little Welsh treats which are synonymous with 1st March and the prospect of spring just around the corner. Despite being sold every day of the year in every bakery in Wales, it’s Welsh law (sort […]

Vegan Christmas Muffins

Vegan Christmas Muffins

You’ll probably already be familiar with these. They’ve been done to death, but as my Mum has made them every Christmas morning breakfast for as long as I can remember, and I am now continuing the tradition with my own little family, I felt it […]

Apple Pandowdy

Apple Pandowdy

I know you’re already thinking “pardon?” I love finding a recipe I’ve never heard of before! I found the original version of this in my very old and battered American cookbook and was instantly intrigued, particularly as it’s egg free and therefore easily made vegan. […]

Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

This recipe is for all the parents who regularly find letters from the PTA requesting bakes for the school cake sale. I usually make these little muffins and they are eternally popular. There isn’t a man, woman or child that won’t be tempted these chocolate […]

Summer Holidays Week 1: Cake Pops

Summer Holidays Week 1: Cake Pops

So the summer holidays have started and as we all know, boredom sets in within about a week. My little one misses nursery terribly – so do I for that matter! – and I’ve had to compile a long list of things to do, indoors […]

Simnel Muffins (Easter Muffins)

Simnel Muffins (Easter Muffins)

I should probably start this post by mentioning that I’m neither religious nor a fan of the current, commercially driven Easter celebration. I definitely have pagan tendencies – I enjoy the seasonal celebratory feasting with a nod to nature, spring and new beginnings (represented so […]

Salted Caramel ‘Toffee Apple’ Cupcakes

Salted Caramel ‘Toffee Apple’ Cupcakes

As a complete and utter cupcake fiend, it’s fair to say I’m quite impressed that I’ve managed to hold back on the cupcake recipes for so long. The nearest I’ve come to paper-cased treats on this blog is the humble, nobbly muffin. Sometimes though, a […]

Cheese & Marmite Muffins

Cheese & Marmite Muffins

I devised these after a friend asked me to create a cupcake tower for her husband’s 40th birthday party. He is a huge fan of Marmite, so these muffins – topped with a swirl of cream cheese – were a quirky addition to the sweet […]