• Mini banana chocolate muffins (no sugar)

    We love bananas in our house and more often that would like to we buy way too many. This is why we always with browned bananas – I don’t mind them but hubby and Kara avoid them. So when that happens I prefer to make banana bread , cupcakes or brownies. If it happens the same to you then you should never throw them out. No reason to waste when you can always make delicious deserts. Kara loves helping me when making brownies so I thought it will be a good idea to use cute shapes too. A couple of weeks ago I bought this butterfly mould , stars cases…

  • Mini banana cupcakes

    Mini banana cupcakes

    For her birthday Kara received this cupcake kids kit. And since then she keeps nagging me to make some with her. This is why this weekend as a surprise I decided to make her happy. As we also had some bananas that saw better days I thought it is time for me to try and make some cupcakes with fruits in the actual cake. So this is what you need: – a mini cupcake silicon tray; Ingredients for the sponge: 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature 80g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 125g plain flour 2tsp baking powder 2 small/medium bananas, mashed Ingredients for cream: 125g unsalted butter 100g icing…

  • strawberry cupcakes

    Strawberry cupcakes

    As my last attempt of making cupcakes went so well this weekend I decided to make so more. This time I chose to ditch the chocolate. So here is how I change the initial chocolate cupcakes recipe. Ingredients for buttercream: 250g butter 250g icing sugar Handful of strawberries sliced Ingredients for the cakes: 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g caster sugar 3 large free-range eggs 175g self-raising flour 1tsp vanilla extract Preparation: Preheat the oven at 180 C and start preparing the cakes composition. Using an electric mixer mix the butter, sugar ,vanilla extract and flour. Beat the eggs with a fork in a separate bowl. Add the beaten eggs slowly…

  • chocolate cupcakes recipe

    Chocolate cupcakes

    I never baked anything for Valentine’s Day but today my daughter came from nursery and asked me if we can make cupcakes. First I told her that mummy doesn’t know how but then when she show how disappointed she was I said that I will try. I picked one of the baking books that my hubby bought for me and kind of found a recipe. I didn’t have all the ingredients in the right quantities but I thought that I should give it a try anyway. Enough blah-blah though…. Here is the recipe: Ingredients for cupcakes: 150g butter 150g caster sugar 175g self-raising flour 25g cocoa powder (this is optional…

  • Baking cupcakes

    Last week my daughter and i experimented baking and decorating cupcakes. We were not very successful because we forgot about the cupcakes baking in the oven and they end up a bit dry. Thanks God that there was enough icing and decoration to put on them and cover them up. My daughter love eating them though: I used a basic cupcake recipe from a book i bought from a charity shop by not a known author. So here it is: 115g margarine 115g caster sugar 115g self-raising flour 2 eggs All you need to do is mix all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth. After separate the…

  • Very quick blueberry muffins

    We had this box of blueberries for a while in the kitchen but hubby and boogie didn’t really fancy eating them so I decided to bake some muffins instead. If I wasn’t on a diet I would’ve probably eat them by now but blueberries are not allowed at this rage in my diet. So as I was preparing the dinner, I thought about mixing the ingredients for these muffins as ŵell. Quickly I googled the recipe on my iPad and found this easy recipe on the Good to know website. You can get the ingredients from there. I didn’t really follow the exact measurements and the order of mixing the…

  • Cheesy muffins

    This is the first time I am baking these muffins but I think they are quite tasty! So here is the recipe: Ingredients 2 Cups Plain Flour 1 teaspoons salt 225 grams Margarine 1 Cup Cheese 2 Eggs 1 Cup Milk 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder Paprika Extra Grated Cheese Rub margarine into the flour and baking powder,add the cheese. Beat eggs with milk and mix into the flour mixture. Grease muffin tin and divide the mixture equally into the tin. Sprinkle extra cheese and paprika on the top of the muffins and bake at 200C for 20 minutes. This is a Nigella inspired recipe! Tada!