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A cupcake version of a real classic! With just a hint of cocoa, these cupcakes are a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients;

Sponge

175g (3/4 cup) Self raising flour

175g (3/4 cup) Unsalted butter

175g (3/4 cup) Caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 Eggs

2 tbsp cocoa powder

red food colouring (preferably gel)

Buttercream

250g (1 cup + 2 tbsp) unsalted butter (at room temperature)

600g (4 cups) sifted icing sugar/confectioners sugar

2 tbsp milk

Method;

§ Pre heat the oven to 140C/280F and prepare a 12 hole muffin tray

§ For the sponge, cream the butter and sugar…


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No-one would guess that this crumble is actually good for you! Its vegan and perfect for those cosy Sunday afternoons!

Ingredients:

Crumble Topping

150 g (1 ½ cups) rolled oats

50g (1/2 cup) flaked coconut

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, paste

1–2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

3–4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Filling

3 medium sized apples

punnet of plums

250g rhubarb

Generous splash of apple juice or water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method;

§ Cut the fruit into wedges, removing any stones

§ Place the fruit into a large pot and combine with the apple juice or water, vanilla and cinnamon. …


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Ingredients;

3 large Eggs

100g (1/2 cup) Caster Sugar

75g (1/4 cup)Plain flour

25g (4 tbsp) Cocoa Powder

15ml (2 tbsp) hot water

250ml Double or Whipping Cream

Method;

· Preheat oven to 220C/420F and Line a 33.6cm x 22.5cm tin.

· Put the eggs and the sugar into a bowl and whisk until very light and creamy. The mixture should be stiff enough to retain the impression of the whisk for a few seconds.

· Sift together the flour and cocoa powder.

· Gently fold in the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just…


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Stuffed full of mixed berries and topped with freshly whipped cream. Don’t blame us if these are gone in seconds!

Ingredients;

175g (3/4 cup) Self raising flour

175g (3/4 cup) Unsalted butter

175g (3/4 cup) Caster sugar

3 Eggs

2 tsp Lemon extract

Punnets of Raspberries, Blueberries & Blackberries

250ml Double or Whipping Cream

Method;

§ Pre heat the oven to 140C/280F and prepare a 12 hole muffin tray

§ For the sponge, cream the butter and sugar together

§ Sift in the flour and one egg

§ Add the eggs one at a time, giving the mixture a quick stir in…


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Ingredients;

175g (3/4 cup) Self raising flour

175g (3/4 cup) Unsalted butter

175g (3/4 cup) Caster sugar

175g (3/4 cup) Cocoa

3 Eggs

2 tsp Vanilla extract

4 tsp instant coffee mixed with 4 tbsp boiling water

Buttercream;

230g (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature

420G (3 ½ cups) Icing sugar / confectioners sugar, sifted

3 tbsp milk

2 tsp vanilla extra

2 tsp of instant coffee mixed with 2 tbsp boiling water

Method;

§ Pre heat the oven to 140C/280F and prepare a 12 hole muffin tray

§ Cream the butter and sugar together

§ Sift in the flour, cocoa, and one…


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Ingredients;

150g (1/2 cup) Softened Salted butter

80g (1/4 cup) light brown sugar

80g (1/4 cup) Caster Sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

255g (1 ½ cup) plain flour

½ tsp bicarb of soda

¼ tsp salt

200g (1 cup) white chocolate chips

50g (1/4 cup) dried apricots

Method;

§ Heat the oven to 190C/370F and line two baking trays with baking paper.

§ Put butter, brown sugar and caster sugar and beat until creamy.

§ Beat in 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 large egg.

§ Sift in the plain flour, bicarb soda and salt into the bowl and mix it in with a wooden spoon. …


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Ingredients

Sponge

175g (3/4 cup) Self raising flour

175g (3/4 cup) Unsalted butter

175g (3/4 cup) Caster sugar

3 Eggs

2 tsp lemon extract

Blueberry Lime Curd

256g (2 cups) fresh blueberries

120ml (1/2 cup) fresh lemon juice

3 egg yolks

1 whole egg

96g (3/4 cup) sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small cubes

Buttercream

250g (1 cup + 2 tbsp) unsalted butter (at room temperature)

600g (4 cups) sifted icing sugar/confectioners sugar

2 tbsp milk

Method;

§ For the sponge, cream the butter and sugar together

§ Sift in the flour and one…


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Ingredients;

Sponge

175g (3/4 cup) Self raising flour

175g (3/4 cup) Unsalted butter

175g (3/4 cup) Caster sugar

3 Eggs

2 tsp lemon extract

punnet of raspberries

Buttercream

250g (1 cup + 2 tbsp) unsalted butter (at room temperature)

600g (4 cups) sifted icing sugar/confectioners sugar

2 tbsp milk

2 tsp lemon extract

Method;

§ Pre heat the oven to 140C/280F and prepare a 12 hole muffin tray

§ For the sponge, cream the butter and sugar together

§ Sift in the flour and one egg

§ Add the eggs one at a time, giving the mixture a quick stir in…


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Boozey cupcakes, sign us up! These are a perfect little treat for winter and would be perfect for those Christmas parties.

Ingredients

Chocolate sponge;

175g (3/4 cup) Self raising flour

175g (3/4 cup) Unsalted butter

175g (3/4 cup) Caster sugar

175g (3/4 cup) Cocoa powder

3 Eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

small bottle of baileys

Buttercream;

230g (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature

420G (3 ½ cups) Icing sugar / confectioners sugar, sifted

3 tbsp milk

2 tsp vanilla extra

chocolate sprinkles to decorate

Method;

§ Pre heat the oven to 140C/280F and prepare a 12 hole muffin…


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Here at C&V we were feeling a little nostalgic, so we whipped up some of these simple and elegant chocolate chip cookies and poured ourselves a glass of cold milk!

Ingredients;

150g (1/2 cup) Softened Salted butter

80g (1/4 cup) light brown sugar

80g (1/4 cup) Caster Sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

255g (1 ½ cup) plain flour

½ tsp bicarb of soda

¼ tsp salt

200g (1 cup) chocolate chips of your choice

Method;

§ Heat the oven to 190C/370F and line two baking trays with baking paper.

§ Put butter, brown sugar and caster sugar and beat until creamy. …

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