Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Rum and Raisin Cupcakes – a Boozy Bake for Old Time’s Sake

Rum and Raisin Cupcakes

Cupcakes | 8th June 2017 | By

These rum and raisin cupcakes are a delicious, but rather boozy bake. They’re reminiscent of Old Jamaica, a chocolate rum and raisin flavoured bar from my childhood. I used to save up my pocket money so I could occasionally indulge in what seemed to be a highly sophisticated treat at the time.


Chocolate Whisky Cakes and a Book Shop Special

Chocolate Whisky Cakes

Cupcakes | 14th May 2016 | By

Whose up for some cake? These mini dark chocolate whisky cakes covered with a dark chocolate buttercream flavoured subtly with whisky are totally scrumptious. They’re excellent for parties and feeding a crowd, but best kept for the adults.


Spiced Rum Easter Chocolate Cakes

Spiced Rum Easter chocolate cakes

Easter is fast approaching and as it gets ever nearer, my thoughts turn to chocolate, although to be fair, my thoughts are rarely far from this exquisite food of the gods. Over the years I’ve made many Easter chocolate cakes, some more child friendly than others. These ones, containing rather a lot of rum are definitely of the adult variety.


Mini Orange Cakes – Perfect for Autumnal Celebrations

Orange Mini Cakes

Autumn, Cupcakes | 23rd October 2015 | By

Zesty mini orange cakes that are simple to make and are sure to please old and young alike. Perfect for autumnal celebrations.


Apple Crumble and Custard Cakes

Apple Crumble and Custard Mini Cakes

Cupcakes | 23rd September 2015 | By

 Mini apple crumble and custard cakes flavoured with cinnamon. A surprise middle of apple purée with a topping of custard buttercream and crumble makes these little cupcakes a complete delight. Perfect for an autumnal party.


Roasted Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Roasted Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Cupcakes | 21st June 2015 | By

Individual roasted strawberry chocolate cupcakes flavoured with intense roasted strawberry purée. Icing is optional, but one with roasted strawberry purée incorporated into it would be fantastic.


Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon – Sugar Free

Sugar Free Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

A tasty fruity cupcake with a tart but creamy topping. The colour is quite striking and as the lemon blueberry cupcakes are sugar free, they’re relatively low in calories.


Mini Chocolate Surprise Cakes – Perfect for a Party

Chocolate Surprise Cakes

Cupcakes | 24th April 2015 | By

Easy to make, chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing and a surprise liquid chocolate centre. These mini chocolate surprise cakes are perfect for a party or afternoon tea.


Easter Nest Cupcakes – For All The Family To Enjoy

Easter Nest Cupcakes with a plate of mini eggs and a vase of primroses.

Simple but effective Easter nest cupcakes for all the family to enjoy. Both in the making and in the eating.


Surprise Easter Egg Cupcakes with Almond & Lemon

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Cupcakes, Easter | 24th March 2015 | By

Almond and lemon cakes made with marzipan and containing a secret treasure within. Shhh, don’t let on, there may be Easter eggs about. Perfect for entertaining, everyone will adore these surprise Easter egg cupcakes.