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

Triple Chocolate Muffins for National Chocolate Week

Triple Chocolate Muffins (or buns).

Small Cakes, We Should Cocoa | 16th October 2016 | By

Rich triple chocolate muffins, or buns as I’d call them. They’re liberally studded with pieces of both crunchy white chocolate and melting milk chocolate. Not only are they delicious, but they’re easy to make and will appeal to all.

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Strawberry Cream Cakes – Blissful Picnic Treats

Strawberry Cream Cakes

Events, Small Cakes, Summer | 21st June 2016 | By

These super cute mini strawberry cream cakes make for the most blissful summer picnic treats. Strawberries are the star of the show, but cream is an essential ingredient too. They’re also flavoured with rose as befits the season. Ideal for summer entertaining and alfresco eating.

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Rhubarb Friands with White Chocolate

Rhubarb and white chocolate friands

Back along, nearly three years ago to be exact, I hosted a six course chocolate themed dinner party for friends. These rhubarb friands with white chocolate (that’s with an a not an e) accompanied the rhubarb, rose and white chocolate ice-cream that made up the last course but one. With rhubarb already in season, this seems like a good time to finally publish the recipe.

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Twelfth Night Cakes with Lemon, Cardamom & Marzipan

Twelfth Night Cakes

Leftovers, Small Cakes | 10th January 2016 | By

Sharp zingy lemon cakes with a light sponge. The subtle notes of cardamom in these Twelfth Night cakes add depth and the marzipan melts to give a certain sweet almondy stickiness. Eminently suitable to celebrate Twelfth Night or any other.

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Henk’s Chocolate Nut Cakes

Small Cakes | 27th November 2015 | By

My friend Henk, over in The Netherlands is a keen baker. Like me, he’s interested in trying out different flours, particularly in cakes. Recently he sent me a recipe for his favourite chocolate nut muffins. They have undergone many iterations, I should add and more will follow as just like me, Henk is an inveterate ‘tinkerer’ of recipes.

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Apricot Buns Flavoured with Vanilla

Apricot Vanilla Buns

Small Cakes | 14th September 2015 | By

A sort of cross between a rock cake and a thumbprint biscuit. These very British non-yeasted apricot buns are made with a mix of wholemeal spelt and freekah flours. They’re flavoured with vanilla and crowned with a spoonful of vanilla apricot jam.

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Honey Apple Cardamom Mini Bundt Cakes and a Cornish Cliff Top Walk

Honey Apple Cardamom Mini Bundt Cakes

These delightful little apple cakes are lightly spiced with cardamom and full of autumnal flavour. They’re made with Mediterranean honey, which gives them an aromatic stickiness to the light sponge. If you only make one apple bake this autumn, make it these honey apple cardamom mini bundt cakes.

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Marmalade Runeberg Cakes for Mother’s Day

Runeberg Cakes

Small Cakes | 17th March 2015 | By

A sticky chewy little cake made with breadcrumbs and almonds. It comes from Finland and is easy to make. These Marmalade runeberg cakes are astonishingly light and very moreish.

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Chilli Chocolate Madeleines – We Should Cocoa

Chilli Chocolate Madeleines with Salted caramel Clotted Cream Sauce

Soft spongy moreish madeleines flavoured with mild chilli chocolate. Even more delicious if you drizzle them with a little salted caramel sauce. But probably best if you eat them on the day you make them.

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Matcha Marmalade Cakes and a Sushi Feast

Matcha Marmalade Cakes

Small Cakes | 12th November 2014 | By

Have you eaten matcha marmalade cakes before? No? They’re well worth trying. These little bites are flavoured with healthy green tea powder and marmalade. They’re not only delicious but also quick and simple to make.

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