Today I am very excited to have been asked to create a new recipe for a brand I adore – Opies. I’ve always got several jars of their products in the cupboard, and you’ll see them cropping up in my recipes from time to time, like my delicious Sticky Gingerbread Cupcakes. I also made their Ginger Christmas Cake last year and my family absolutely loved it.
However, it’s not their stem ginger I’m using today; it’s something that’s especially popular at this time of year – Pickled Walnuts.
A while ago I shared my recipe for vegan vanilla cupcakes. This was my first attempt at vegan cake baking and whilst they were nice, I’ve experimented a lot since then and realised they could be made even better. Rather than leaving you with a recipe I thought could be improved upon, I’ve replaced it with this even fluffier, even lighter and even more delicious version (which is just as easy to make).
I promised last week when I shared my recipe for Cream Cheese Buttercream that I would come back with my recipe for carrot cake cupcakes, so here it is!
I’ve made cupcakes as recipe testing is so much simpler using mini cakes than full-sized ones. It means I can make lots of small batches with little tweaks without ending up with far too much cake to eat. I made at least ten different versions of these cupcakes before setting on this as the perfect recipe.
One of Jon’s favourite cakes is carrot cake and he’s been nagging me for ages to make a carrot cake to share on here.
I’m happy to say that I’ve finally mastered a carrot cake that we absolutely love (well it’s actually cupcakes as recipe testing is far easier for little cakes). Before I get to the recipe for the cake (I promise I’ll share it very soon), I thought I’d share my recipe for delicious, smooth cream cheese buttercream. It’s the perfect match for my fruity carrot cake or a red velvet cake.
I get lots of message from people requesting new recipes on here, and one flavour that crops up again and again is… LEMON.
It would probably take years for me to create all of the delicious recipes you’re after so I’ve scoured the internet and collected together some of the best sweet lemon recipes I can find.
I’ve got big cakes, small cakes, scones, biscuits, desserts and much more…