Laura's Naturally Sweet Blog

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Lemon Curd Flapjacks

Lemon Curd Flapjacks

I believe I promised a couple of weeks ago to share with you a recipe for an amazingly delicious lemon curd flapjack I had been working on. So here it is………………….

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'Raspberry Ruffle' Cupcakes

'Raspberry Ruffle' Cupcakes

Light, fluffy chocolate cupcakes with a hint of raspberry and a dash of coconut, topped with a divine coconut raspberry frosting and drizzled with smooth dark chocolate – cupcake heaven!

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Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

A fruity, light and fluffy blueberry stuffed lemon cupcake with a tangy but sweet and creamy frosting these are quite possibly the world’s best lemon and blueberry cupcakes. 

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Chocolate Cupcakes with a Strawberry Cheesecake Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with a Strawberry Cheesecake Frosting

Light and fluffy with an intense rich chocolate flavour - so good - honestly I have been dying to share this recipe with you. After all chocolate cake is definitely a staple when it comes to any recipe selection.

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Salted Coconut Milk Chocolate Raisin Clusters

Salted Coconut Milk Chocolate Raisin Clusters

Plump juicy raisins coated in a delectable coconut milk chocolate – what could be better? I mean I know it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a fortune everything is better covered in chocolate. (Sorry Jane!) 

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Simnel Cakes

Simnel Cakes

When I was about seven my school sent a message home to my parents (I’m sure it was aimed at my Mum) to provide me with two empty and cleaned pineapple tins.

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Delectable Date Flapjacks

Delectable Date Flapjacks

My Mother has just finished making my niece the most fabulous apron. The fabric is a farmyard scene with horses, dogs, sheep, pigs, ponds with ducks, chickens, tractors and apple and pear trees – hang on I’ll see if I can get a photo………….

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Four Fruits Sponge Cake

Four Fruits Sponge Cake

I honestly wish that I could pass a piece of this cake through the computer screen so you get taste it. Words are failing me as I try to describe the sheer deliciousness of each mouthful.

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Butterscotch Tarts

Butterscotch Tarts

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to post a recipe for Butterscotch Tarts…..not one that I have in my repertoire. My first thought was ‘yummmmmmmmm!!!!!’

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Valentines Strawberry Filled Chocolate Hearts

Valentines Strawberry Filled Chocolate Hearts

What says Happy Valentine’s Day better than a box of these perfectly fruity, chocolately Valentines Strawberry Filled Chocolate Hearts?

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Tangy, sweet and irresistible this decadent dessert is soooooo divine and soooooo delicious that it is definitely not one to miss out on.

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Banana and Raisin Flapjacks

Banana and Raisin Flapjacks

Sweet, delicious and ever so slightly moreish. This is almost a breakfast flapjack but it is one of those that could easily be taken out for lunch – or anytime time that you are on the go and need a nutritious, filling snack to hand.

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Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now these taste exactly as chocolate chip cookies should taste but there is absolutely no flour in them! Now don’t get me wrong I’m not against alternative flours – almond, tapioca and coconut ranking amongst my favourites but sometimes it’s fun to try something new.

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Okay there are a few food groups (yes food groups) that, if you’ve been reading for the last few months or so, you probably already know I love.

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Chocolate Hazelnut and Raisin Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut and Raisin Cookies

Loaded with raisins, chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts these cookies are the last word in the luxury treats. If you love hazelnuts and chocolates I promise you you’re going to LOVE these........

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Orange Macadamia Nut and Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Orange Macadamia Nut and Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Fruity, crunchy, chocolatey and delicious - this chocolate bark is, for me, truly represents Christmas.

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Shortcrust Mince Pies

Shortcrust Mince Pies

Christmas is not Christmas in my house without mince pies. Apart from the years when we went against the grain and had ice cream for dessert (ooooooo mince pies and salted caramel ice cream – yum – storing that away) on Christmas day, mince pies have always been the pudding of choice.

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Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Plump and fruity with a hint of spices – mincemeat is a quintessential necessity at Christmas. What I love most about this recipe is you really can use whatever dried fruit you happen to have at hand.

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Caramel Coconut Ice

Caramel Coconut Ice

It’s caramel, it’s coconut ice, no it’s caramel – actually it’s caramel coconut ice!!! Super sweet, delicious and totally moreish!

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Healthy 'Nutella' Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Healthy 'Nutella' Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Now I have always LOVED hazelnut chocolate spread (or Nutella) for as far back as I can remember! When we were children, because my sister was allergic to dairy, we didn’t have Nutella. My mother bought us this amazing dairy-free version.

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