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Lemon Welsh Cakes with Honey Ginger Whipped Butter

A traditional Welsh tea time treat. Little cakes filled with dried fruit, cooked on a griddle and sprinkled with sugar. With a less traditional addition of delicious lemon, served warm with Honey Ginger Whipped Butter.

Lemon Welsh Cakes with Honey Ginger Whipped Butter - a traditional Welsh tea time treat. Delicious little cakes filled with raisins and cooked on a griddle. Take an untraditional turn by adding a touch of lemon, and serve warm with Honey Ginger Whipped Butter

I love Wales, it’s a beautiful country full of pretty awesome people (unless the rugby is on, then they’re my enemy!). I lived in Wales for four years, the beautiful sea-side town of Aberystwyth, I miss it a lot. One of the many amazing things to come out of Wales is Welsh cakes – they’re so simple, but oh so delicious. They’re thin, flat cakes that you cook on a griddle, full of dried fruit (usually raisins/sultanas) and mixed spices. I hate to think how many Welsh Cakes I got through in my four years in Aber, probably far too many. I’ve never made them myself though, I was always a bit intimidated by them – they’re a well loved, traditional treat in Wales, if you get them wrong you’re not forgiven!

Lemon Welsh Cakes with Honey Ginger Whipped Butter - a traditional Welsh tea time treat. Delicious little cakes filled with raisins and cooked on a griddle. Take an untraditional turn by adding a touch of lemon, and serve warm with Honey Ginger Whipped Butter

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Rainbow Lollipop Birthday Cake

Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Coffee Liquor, filled with boozy Raspberry sauce and Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Covered with Pink and Blue Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Dripping Rainbow White Chocolate Ganache. Decorated with Rainbow Lollipops! The most fun you can have with a birthday cake!

Rainbow Lollipop Birthday Cake - Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Coffee Liquor, filled with boozy Raspberry sauce and Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Covered with Pink and Blue Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Dripping Rainbow White Chocolate Ganache. Decorated with Rainbow Lollipops! The most fun you can have with a birthday cake!

Happy Birthday to meeeeee!! Yep, today is my birthday! It’s my 30th birthday in fact, the big 3-0! And in an attempt to deny the fact I’m getting old I decided to make myself an OTT birthday cake that any kid would love – it’s Willy Wonka meets Dr Seuss meets Deliciousness! Because even though I may now be 30, it doesn’t mean I have to act it!

Rainbow Lollipop Birthday Cake - Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Coffee Liquor, filled with boozy Raspberry sauce and Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Covered with Pink and Blue Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Dripping Rainbow White Chocolate Ganache. Decorated with Rainbow Lollipops! The most fun you can have with a birthday cake!

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Creme Egg Anti-Gravity Easter Brownie Nest

A fudgy brownie cake smothered in rich chocolate ganache, in a Cadbury Flake nest. With a cracked Chocolate Egg covering the whole thing in creme egg filling! Ridiculously decadent, amazingly tasty and surprisingly simple!

Creme Egg Anti-Gravity Brownie Easter Nest! - A truly decadent showstopper for Easter. Fudgy brownie covered in rich chocolate ganache and sitting in a Cadbury Flake nest. With a cracked chocolate egg spilling Creme Egg filling all over! With a photo guide for how I did it!

I think I outdid myself on over-the-top dessert you guys. I didn’t think I could out do my Chocolate Chip Cookie Ultimate Layer Cake, yet here I am with a big chocolate egg spilling creme egg filling all over a fudgy brownie sitting in a nest of cadbury flakes! But this Easter weekend almost falls on my 30th birthday, so I figured I should go a bit crazy with it! Maybe we can call this cake my pre-midlife crisis!

Creme Egg Anti-Gravity Brownie Easter Nest! - A truly decadent showstopper for Easter. Fudgy brownie covered in rich chocolate ganache and sitting in a Cadbury Flake nest. With a cracked chocolate egg spilling Creme Egg filling all over! With a photo guide for how I did it!

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Deep Fried Creme Eggs

Your favourite Easter chocolate as you’ve never seen it before! Cadbury Creme Eggs covered in a crispy, fluffy Vanilla batter and deep fried to gooey, yummy perfection. A sinful treat that should be wrong, but tastes so right!

Deep Fried Creme Eggs - Your favourite Easter chocolate as you've never seen it before! Cadbury Creme Eggs covered in light, fluffy Vanilla batter and deep fried to gooey, yummy perfection. A sinful treat that should be wrong, but tastes so right!

I know what you’re thinking, deep frying chocolate is an abomination, it shouldn’t be done and I’m messing with the laws of physics and biology. But OMG! It’s so ridiculously good, it shouldn’t be, but it really is! You’re gonna have to trust me on this one, try it and you’ll see what I mean. So, won’t you join me in this godless adventure? After all, it’s so much more delicious on the dark side!

Deep Fried Creme Eggs - Your favourite Easter chocolate as you've never seen it before! Cadbury Creme Eggs covered in light, fluffy Vanilla batter and deep fried to gooey, yummy perfection. A sinful treat that should be wrong, but tastes so right!

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Orange and Raspberry Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream Frosting

Fluffy and moist zesty orange cupcakes with real raspberries baked into the centre, topped with super creamy and fluffy Prosecco buttercream frosting – perfect for any celebration!

Orange and Raspberry Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream Frosting - fluffy, moist zesty orange cakes with raspberries baked into the centre, topped with creamy, fluffy prosecco buttercream frosting! The perfect cupcake for any celebration!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the UK! Don’t panic my lovely US people, our Mother’s Day falls in a completely different month to yours. But in the UK, today is a day to celebrate the wonderful mothers, grandmothers and mother-figures in our lives – those wonderful women that support us, love us and care for us unconditionally. I consider myself extremely lucky to have an amazing mum who I would be lost without, so this recipe is dedicated to her and was made for her. Because is there a better way to say “Thank you” than delicious cupcakes? Perhaps cupcakes topped with frosting flavoured with her favourite bubbly!

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