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Summer Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

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Oh so fruity and sweet and delicious – you’ll be making this one all summer long! Serve with extra strawberries on the side for even more strawberry goodness!!!

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Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Loaves With Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Loaves With Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Light, fluffy, fruity heaven – you will want to eat the whole loaf – even if in order to do so you have to hide half for later!!! ;)

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Chocolate Orange Birthday Cake

Chocolate Orange Birthday Cake

Light, fluffy, chocolate heaven - it’s the perfect birthday treat that everyone will enjoy.

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Hawaiian Pineapple and Coconut Upside-Down Cake

Hawaiian Pineapple and Coconut Upside-Down Cake

Light, moist, tropically fruity with that dash of coconut this truly is an extra special dessert!

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Halloween Matcha Victoria Sponge Cake

Halloween Matcha Victoria Sponge Cake

Light, fluffy, moist and so delicious – not to mention super exciting to look at - this has to be the perfect cake for Halloween!

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Raisin Scones with Strawberry Jam

Raisin Scones with Strawberry Jam

I’m going to admit it – one of the best things about being British is undoubtedly afternoon cream tea. An age old tradition that we could never give up – after all can you really beat warm scone fresh from the oven smothered in your favourite jam and lashings of cream? (Or in this case COYO – yes I found yet another use for it!!!)

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Dark Ginger Cake with a Lemon COYO Frosting

Dark Ginger Cake with a Lemon COYO Frosting

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s the world’s most delectable, rich, moist unbelievably divine ginger cake complimented to perfection by the lightest, freshest, most heavenly lemon cream you can imagine – yes this cake truly is perfection! (In my humble opinion, of course! :))

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Diabetic Chocolate Cake

Diabetic Chocolate Cake

Sweet, chocolatey and delicious – diabetic friendly chocolate cake. This is the first time I have delved into the world of cakes for diabetics. A request came in last week and I couldn’t resist the challenge.

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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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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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Almond and Apricot Shortcake

Almond and Apricot Shortcake

I had this plan where I would sit down with a slice of this apricot and almond shortcake and whilst I sat enjoying every mouthful, in the small amount of sunshine peeking from behind the clouds and through my window, I  would share with you all the amazing qualities associates with this delicious treat.

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Hazelnut and Zucchini Loaf

Hazelnut and Zucchini Loaf

Sweet, nutty with just that balance between a cake and a loaf that makes it perfect for the purpose for which it was first baked – as a base for spreading my healthy chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella) on!

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Cattern (St Catherine) Cakes

Cattern (St Catherine) Cakes

Until a couple of days back I had never heard of Cattern Cakes (or St Catherine Cakes) - St Katherine’s Dock London mentioned them on their Facebook page with a link to original recipe.

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Moist Orange Carrot Cake

Moist Orange Carrot Cake

Moist, delectable and dense with flavour each mouthful is jammed with the goodness of walnuts, raisins, sultanas and of course – carrots!

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Rich Chocolate Avocado Cake

Rich Chocolate Avocado Cake

Moist, rich, and delectable this cake is seriously everything a chocolate cake should be – and the secret ingredient…………………………………….avocados!!!!

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Light Fluffy Banana Cake

Light Fluffy Banana Cake

This banana cake is absolutely delicious, super easy and quick to make and did I mention sooooooooooo tasty and good!

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

 

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads out there! These sweet, sticky, absolutely decadent cupcakes are the perfect treat for any Dad on Father’s day. My Dad is sure getting a box of them…….shhhhhhhhhh it’s a secret! ;)

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Orange Freezer Cake

Orange Freezer Cake

Orange freezer cake oooooh I just love these – so creamy and smooth and sooooooooo easy to make – you simply soak the cashew nuts for at least 4 hours and then blend all the ingredients together until completely smooth (about 2mins!!!!)

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Moist Coconut Maple Cupcakes

Moist Coconut Maple Cupcakes

Today I am babysitting for my gorgeous little niece and I promised her that next time she came over we would bake together. So I have been working on a recipe that I hope she will get as much fun from baking as scraping the mixing bowl (this took twice as long as baking the cupcakes in the oven!!!!)

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Sticky Coffee Cupcakes

Sticky Coffee Cupcakes

As far back as I can remember coffee cakes were my Dad’s favourites. Everytime my Mum asked him what he wanted as a cake for his birthday his reply would always be the same ‘coffee!’ When I first started healthy baking I promised myself that I would figure out a healthy coffee cake for him.

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