Sugar Cookie Bars


Sugar Cookie Bars What does one do when they fancy cookies but fancy something a little more indulgent than actual cookies? Then bake a big slab of cookie bars and completely smother it with girly pink, creamy and delicious buttercream frosting, of course! What else would I do when the end result was super thick fluffy sugar cookie bars topped with deliciously creamy frosting? :) Sugar cookies are delicious. But sometimes you just want that sugar cookie taste without all the faff of chilling, rolling, cutting out shapes, baking and repeating. These sugar cookie bars are so quick you'll … [Read more...]

Banoffee Cupcakes


Dulce De Leche Banoffee Cupcakes Have you missed me? :) I hope you said yes then because I've missed each and every one of you. As I said on Sunday's link party, (which is still open. Go submit, do it now) I've been ill. Thanks to those of you who wished me well. I'm feeling tons better - yay for painkillers! Crappy frosting swirls! Can you believe January is almost over? When did that happen? Why has it gone too fast? To be honest, and I don't know why, things have been epically busy for me since Christmas. As we all did, I took time out from blogging over the Christmas and New Year … [Read more...]

Chocolate Butter Cake w/Buttercream Icing


Chocolate Butter Cake with Chocolate Buttercream This Chocolate Butter Cake is definitely chocolatey (is that even a word?) This definitely went down a storm in my house - kids and adults alike! This cake is rich, indulgent and moist too. The chocolate buttercream was like velvet on my tongue. You cannot see in the photo (above) but I frosted the entire cake (top and sides) with the rich chocolate buttercream frosting. It definitely added to the taste and texture. If you want even more texture, just grate or shave some dark chocolate on the top and sides of the cake. Or perhaps white … [Read more...]

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes


Chocolate Fudge Swirl Cupcakes Who can resist the wonderful melt in the mouth chocolate fudge swirl cupcakes? Surely kids can't. Namely twin boys which recently turned 5! Double the trouble! I thought that they'd love the chocolatey goodness. This turned into somewhat of a craft project with the cupcake wrappers that I also made. I did buy some pretty papers to match but they ended up being too small for a cupcake wrapper. But not to fear, once I get my scalloped punches, they will come in super handy making cupcake toppers! I'm quite happy with the way these turned out. The chocolate … [Read more...]

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Icing


Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting Forgive me father, for I have sinned. My confession today is that although I like chocolate, I'm not fussed on chocolate cupcakes or cake [everyone recoils in horror!] I'm not entirely sure why, no clue. Just the way I'm wired I guess *shrug* If you're a chocolate lover you seriously have to try this recipe. Goodness me.. they are gooooood! *I* love them myself even after my above confession. I think I'll definitely be keeping this recipe for anything chocolatey needed. I adapted the recipe from Joy of Baking to include the zest … [Read more...]

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Swirls


Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream SwirlsOH.MY.GOD!! These were so good, even if it was just a standard sponge recipe (see below) with standard basic buttercream swirls. Needless to say, I made these about 3 days ago. I made 24 of these vanilla cupcakes with the buttercream swirls and they're now ALL gone! =)) My children made their own basic sponge cupcakes, so really, these were eaten by just myself and my partner (although the kidlets did have a few).I made just standard sized cupcakes and filled them approx. ¾ full with the batter. Popped them in the oven and kept an eye on them … [Read more...]