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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Sticky Gingerbread Cupcakes

These delicious sticky gingerbread cupcakes are made with ground ginger, chopped stem ginger and brushed with ginger syrup so they're packed full of flavour and perfectly moist. The ideal treat for any gingerbread lovers.

When I was little I remember we almost always had a roast dinner for Sunday lunch and then a little buffet of sandwiches and cake for tea in the evening. One of my favourite cakes at teatime was Jamaican Ginger Cake. I decided it was about time I made my own version of this delicious cake to share with you.

These sticky gingerbread cupcakes get their gingeriness three ways to make sure they’re packed full of flavour…

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GIVEAWAY: Win a copy of the new My Fussy Eater cookbook

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I’m very excited to bring you a giveaway to win a copy of My Fussy Eater by Ciara Attwell which was launched last week.

My Fussy Eater is a recipe book filled with over 100 quick and easy recipes designed to help feed even the fussiest of families.

It covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, family meals and snacks, mixing more traditional recipes with others which are original and creative, so something for everyone.

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The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate

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I’ve got just the recipe to get you all through the cold weather we’ve got at the moment… The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate! Whilst I’ve love to take the credit for coming up with this delicious hot chocolate recipe, sadly I can’t. It’s a guest recipe from Amy at Amy Savage Nutrition.

It’s one of those recipes that proves that you can make something that’s chocolatey and indulgent yet still full of nutritional benefits too…

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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

A slice of no-bake chocolate cheesecake next to the remaining cheesecake covered with dark and white chocolate curls.

As promised when I shared my Easy Chocolate Brownies recipe last week, I’m back with another classic recipe… Easy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake. It’s got a crunchy digestive biscuit base topped with smooth, creamy and indulgent chocolate. Even better, it’s easy to make too…

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Easy Chocolate Brownies (That Taste Amazing!)

Homemade chocolate brownies cut into squares and arranged in rows. You can see the crisp, shiny top and gooey centre.

I’ve recently been looking back through my recipe index and I realised that there are quite a few basic baking recipes missing that really should be there. To rectify this I’ve decided to go on a bit of a mission to fill the gaps.

Today’s recipe is a classic chocolate brownie recipe which is easy to make. It gives you delicious brownies that are crisp on top and gooey on the inside. They’re a family favourite and Daniel (my 7 year old) told me if they sold these in coffee shops then it would be all he’d ever order…

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