Cream Cheese Buttercream

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.

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40 Amazing Lemon Recipes

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…

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Triple Chocolate Cookies

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Last month I shared my recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies (That The Cookie Monster Would Love), but I failed to consider that the Cookie Monster might sometimes prefer more of a chocolate fix. To solve this problem I’ve upped the chocolate and created these delicious Triple Chocolate Cookies…

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Easy Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

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I’ve had a few messages from people recently asking whether my vanilla cupcakes can be turned into lemon cakes, so I decided to get experimenting.

Rather than creating a simple lemon sponge I’d thought I’d go one step further and turn them into lemon drizzle cakes. The addition of the drizzle makes the cakes beautifully moist and jam-packed full of flavour from the lemon juice in the drizzle…

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How To Get My Birthday Cake Recipe To Fit Your Tin and Other FAQs

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One post on my blog that’s always popular is my all-in-one vanilla sponge birthday cake. It’s the recipe I use for almost all of my family’s birthday cakes and I absolutely love the idea that people are making and enjoying this on their family birthdays too.

However, it seems that popularity comes with lots of questions and I’m finding similar ones coming up again and again. People have told me that they’ve been scrolling through the comments to see if I’ve answered the questions before but with over 125 comments and counting it cannot be easy to spot the answer you’re looking for in amongst everything else. To try and help you all out I thought I’d pull together a quick post to answer all of your birthday cake FAQs as best I can and of course if I find new questions popping up in future I’ll add them in here.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies (That The Cookie Monster Would Love!)

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One food that’s guaranteed to disappear in my household is cookies. My youngest in particular is a little Cookie Monster and Starbucks Chocolate Chunk Cookies are one of his favourites.

I decided to challenge myself to create my own copycat version of this classic cookie at home. One that is crunchy around the edges and soft and slightly cakey in the middle, just like their Starbucks inspiration. They’re also jam-packed full of chocolate chunks…

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Chocolate Birthday Cake Calculator

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It seems that there’s a lot of love around for my Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe and I’ve started to get requests for the quantities to make it in various different shapes and sizes. So far each time I’ve been asked I’ve tapped away in excel to work out what’s needed, but I thought it was about time I sorted out a calculator (just like my vanilla birthday cake calculator) so you can do it yourselves without waiting for me…

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Homemade Custard

STOP! Don't buy ready made custard. It's really simple to make vanilla custard at home from simple everyday ingredients.

Before I started cooking regularly I always thought that it was difficult to make custard. That if I attempted it I’d end up with something lumpy, with a slimy skin on top.

However, as with pretty much everything I thought was difficult to make, it turns out it’s actually really easy. There’s just one simple rule to follow – you have to give it your full attention. No attempting to cook the rest of dinner, looking after your children or cleaning up. When it comes to custard, it’s all or nothing.

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