Chocolate, Popcorn and Salted Caramel Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Whatever the occasion, celebrate in style with this showstopper of a cake! Layers of light chocolate sponge sandwiched with a dark chocolate ganache, all encased in a mascarpone icing and topped with a sensational caramel drizzle and gooey, sticky salted caramel popcorn. This stunning cake recipe is surprisingly simple but looks and tastes divine. Ingredients 250g butter 250g light brown soft sugar 4 eggs 175g self-raising flour…

Blackberry, Hazelnut and Spelt Cake Bites

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk There is a small amount of honey in these delicious little bars, but no refined sugar – most of the sweetness comes from the fresh and dried fruit Ingredients 130g dried, stoned prunes Zest and juice of 1 orange 1 apple, cored and finely chopped 50g sultanas 100g jumbo or rolled oats 3 eggs 25g set honey 50g olive or rapeseed oil, plus 1 tsp for greasing…

Nectarine or Peach and Plum Tart

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk Light, sweet and irresistibly fruity.    Ingredients 1 tbsp Creamy Butter Unsalted 1 x 375g pack Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry 2 x Nectarines or Peaches 200g Plums 2 x Medium Eggs 1 x 500g pack Custard 184ml Fresh Double Cream 100g Ground Almonds   Method Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Lightly grease a 9inch/23cm tart or flan tin with the butter and then line with…

Rainbow Ice Lollies

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com   These colourful ice lollies are the perfect fruity treat for a hot day, and you can learn how to make them in just 5 easy steps. Made with only fresh fruit and no faffing about freezing different mixtures, these healthy lollies are just right for the kids, too.  Ingredients 1 medium banana 180g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 150g fresh mango chunks 180g blueberries Method 1….

Mini Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com These delicious mini spiced cupcakes are a great twist on a classic sponge and the cream cheese frosting adds a zingy and refreshing alternative. You’ll need a couple of piping bags with plain nozzles for this – though you can use a fun star nozzle for the frosting if you wish. Ingredients For the mini cupcakes 95g (3 1/2oz) self-raising flour 30g (1oz) plain flour 4 tsp…

Jam Shortbread Biscuits

This image and recipe are provided courtesy of Tesco.com.   Ingredients: 200g plain flour, sifted a little plain flour, for dusting 150g margarine, softened 75g caster sugar ½tsp vanilla extract ½tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g apricot jam  50g icing sugar, for dusting Method: Pre-heat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line baking trays with nonstick baking paper. In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy using a handheld electric whisk….

Raspberry Cheesecake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk.   A no-bake creamy cheesecake recipe, with hints of raspberry and lemon READY IN 12 minutes, plus chilling time COOKING TIME 2 minutes PREP TIME 10 minutes SERVES 8 Ingredients 85g unsalted butter 175g digestive biscuits, crushed 300g full-fat cream cheese 150g Greek yogurt 150ml double cream 2 lemons, zested and juiced 75g caster sugar 225g raspberries 2 tsp icing sugar, to dust Method Line the base of a 20cm loose-bottomed round cake tin with greaseproof paper. Melt the butter in…

Easter Nest Cupcakes

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Try our spectacular nest cupcakes for an Easter baking recipe that’s hard to beat. With two layers of light chocolate sponge, a rich and creamy buttercream icing and a delicate homemade nest topping, these Easter cupcakes really are a work of art.   Ingredients 175g (6oz) butter 175g (6oz) caster sugar 175g (6oz) self-raising flour 50g (2oz) cocoa powder 3 eggs For the buttercream 75g (3oz) Trex…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Perk yourself up with a tasty mouthful of chocolatey goodness during Sports Relief Week. This image and recipe are courtesy of Sportrelief.com   Prep time 15 mins Serving 12-14 energy balls Difficulty Easy Ingredients 1 cup of oats 2 tsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup organic honey (agave nectar or maple syrup if vegan) 2 Tablespoon of dark chocolate, chopped Method 1. Place the oats, cocoa and dark chocolate in a…

Valentines Stained Glass Window Biscuits

This recipe and image are courtesy of Goodfood.uktv.co.uk Serves: makes 20 biscuits Cook Time: 10 minutes Prep Time: 15 minutes Effort: easy Ingredients 150 g butter 60 g caster sugar 60 g soft dark brown sugar 60 g golden syrup 360 g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cinnamon red boiled sweets Method 1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line a baking tray with parchment…

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