• Always Baked with Love,  baking,  Blog,  Sweets and Goodies

    Halloween Cupcakes

    Oooooooooo…aaaaaaahhhhhh….arrrrghhhhhhh Are you ready for Halloween?!!! With these incredibly easy Cupcake Decorations you will more than thrill any Trick-or-Treaters that come to your door. Ingredients For each cupcake, you will of course need cupcakes – homebaked from scratch, baked out of a box or shop bought, any will do. Frost each cupcake with buttercream or frosting coloured with orange food colouring Also, prepare some melted chocolate in a piping bag or zip-loc bag with the corner cut off. Spidersweb Cupcakes These need no extra ingredients than those listed above. First, on a piece of greaseproof paper, using the melted chocolate, pipe spiders webs, and spiders. This may take a few…

  • Rocky Road
    Always Baked with Love,  Biscuits and Cookies,  Blog,  Cakes,  Recipes - tried and tested,  Sweets and Goodies

    Scrummy Rocky Road

    Rocky Road…..Chocolate, Biscuits, Marshmallows, and ANY other sweets and candies that YOU want to add. There are no hard and fast rules about Rocky Road, as long as it has the basic chocolatey base, you really can throw any sweet treat you like at it and it won’t ruin it. I often make Rocky Road for Fairs and Markets, and they are always, without doubt, THE most popular thing on the table. I always make twice as much as anything else, I make them with both Dark and White chocolate, and they always, always sell. The question I get asked a lot is “what’s in them?”, and my standard answer…

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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes? Are you sure they are Vegan? Really? But they look so ‘normal’!  For various reason, we often get asked to make Eggless and/or Dairy Free cakes. This recipe is a fail safe, easy to make, yummy scummy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes recipe, which means Dairy Free AND Eggless!  To be honest, if no-one told you these were Vegan, you’d never know it, or believe it, because these Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are light, fluffy, moist, rich, chocolatey and easy to make – everything a Cupcake should be, with nothing missing in taste and texture.   They do use a spread to add the fat content. My choice of spread is…

  • Sweets and Goodies

    Cake Chocolate

        Now I know you may think the title of this post is a typo….Cake Chocolate? Surely that should say Chocolate Cake…..well, actually NO!!! This is one of the easiest recipes ever!! FACT!! What makes this recipe so easy is using an ingredient which has already been mixed. I promise I haven’t lost my mind, but this recipe includes shop bought cake mix. Huh? Really?????……..yup, really!! You did read that right……. shop     bought     cake     mix!!!   I know, I know, but haven’t you all got enough to do over Christmas without making treat making more complicated than needs be? You’ll thank me for…

  • baking,  Biscuits and Cookies

    Coconut Chocolate Cookie Bars

    So…summer seems to be over. But hasn’t it been good?! Well it has here…………   We’ve enjoyed warm weather (actually a bit hot on a couple of occasions, but I promised not to complain after last years rain!), long days and pleasant evenings filled with dog walks and sitting outside pubs with a cold cider. It’s definitely been a vintage summer that will remain in the memory for a very long time. But………the evenings are drawing in! There’s a chill in the air and it’s time to get in the kitchen baking. As autumn turns the trees red and brown, there’s nothing better than filling the house with warm baking…

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    Caramel Egg Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    I have recently started a commission for Essence Magazine, which is distributed to homes in Surrey and can be found online. Its a great magazine….well, why else would they commission recipes from The Daisy Cake Company?!!   Every month I provide Essence with a brand new, unseen Daisy Cake recipe, and I can now let you, my loyal blog readers, share March’s recipe. If you click on the photo above, you can read the whole magazine (which is really very very good!!). Turn to page 32 and you can see The Daisy Cake Diet’s Caramel Egg Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in full. Because, what else would you do with all those…

  • Cakes,  Sweets and Goodies

    Chocolate Sponge Push Pops

    I attend a few fairs and markets every year, with an offering of cupcakes and biscuits. When I have a table covered in cupcakes, there a are a few things I’m guaranted to see and hear….. * “Oooo, they look too good to eat” to which I always reply, “but cakes are made to be eaten”. * Parents will always, very firmly say “Point to the one you want….don’t touch it!” * “But we haven’t had lunch yet!” usually said by a man when his lady points to the chocolate cupcakes. * “Mummy can you hold this” as a small child passes their parent a cake, minus buttercream, looking slightly…

  • Sweets and Goodies

    White Chocolate Marshmallow Cups

    I’m very proud to be British, and why wouldn’t I be? Reasons I love being British: A good cup of Tea Victoria Sponge A Royal Family giving us extra holiday days last year and this The British music scene and Glastonbury Festival Digestives, Bourbons and Custard Cream biscuits Eastenders – enough to make anyone feel grateful for their lives A variety of weather we can talk about The full English breakfast (although I forgo the black pudding) and a good Sunday roast! I’m not saying its all great….we also have the boredom of the Premier League, Marmite and Jaffa Cakes but never mind…… However, sometimes I read blogs, written by…

  • Cakes,  Recipes - tried and tested

    No Regrets Oreo Brownies

    Regrets….I’ve had a few…..but then again too few to mention…… But I’m going to mention them anyway, so here they are: – I regret the second bubble perm of the eighties (the first one should have been a lesson) – I regret not buying a winning Roll-over Lottery ticket – I regret not going to performing arts college and becoming Ruthie Henshall – I regret being too young to see The Smiths live – I regret not living on a farm (or in a beach house) so I can spend all day mooching about in the great outdoors with my lovely dogs – I regret not embracing the sparkly side…

  • Cakes

    The Egg-stra Sunday Supplement

    Well, what a week. The New Year is certainly up and running. So to recap: We’ve had Raspberry and Chocolate Cupcake Bakes And Individual Cakes in a Cup Next week…..drum roll please, I’m hoping to bring you Diet Coke Chicken, and Vanilla and Beetroot Cupcakes. But I’m apologising now if that doesn’t happen because I’m off to work in Bournemouth for the week, and I can’t guarantee the hotel will have wifi! Since starting this blog, I have become obsessed with other food blogs. I’ve got hundreds (if not hundreds then definitely loads and loads) of blogs on my reader and it has become an enjoyable habit to sit down…

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    Your Own Individual Cake in Cup

    Do you ever get those moments when you NEED a cake? I do! At these times, mass produced, shop bought cakes just wont do. I’m talking about a NEED for fresh, out of the oven, home-baked cake!!! But, mixing up a batch of cupcakes or a Victoria sponge would be too much, and once the NEED for cake has been satisfied you’re left with too much cake which you’re either forced to eat or give away. Making too much isn’t such a bad thing, excess cake is never a bad thing, but with this small recipe you’ll have just the right amount of cake AND as a bonus it doesn’t…