Thursday, June 18, 2015

Recipe - Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Icing

I saw this recipe for what to be similar to my favourite carrot cake, I tweaked it a little to include some spices that are normally in a carrot cake, plus I used wholemeal plain flour to give a different flavour.

  Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Icing

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 Medium-sized Carrot
  • 75g Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 75g Light Muscovado Sugar, sifted
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • Grated of Zest ½ Orange
  • ½tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg (freshly grated will give you the best flavour) 
  • 100g Wholemeal Plain Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder 
  • 6 Walnuts, Chopped

For the icing:

  • 38g unsalted butter, softened
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Walnuts to decorate , optional 


  • 12 hole muffin tray with 12 muffin cases
  • Large Bowl *2
  •  Sieve
  • Wooden Spoon *2
  • Dessert Spoon
  • Cake Tester
  • Pipping Bag


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Recipe - Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Since been back from the USA, I wanted to do an American bake, finally agreeing on these lovely cupcakes, mine turned out more brown than red!!!

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Serves: 12  



  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 100g Condensed Milk 
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 85g Buttery Spread (I used the Stork with Butter Spread)
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder 
  • 5-6 tsp Red Food Colouring 

Cream Cheese Frosting 

  • 200g Icing Sugar 
  • 55g butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 1-2 tbsp Condensed Milk 
  • 85g full fat cream cheese
  • 6 Strawberries sliced in half to decorate


  • 12 hole cupcake tin and cupcake cases
  • Medium Bowl *2
  • Wooden Spoon 
  • Metal Spoon 
  • Cake Tester
  • Cooling Rack
  • Palette Knife


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Recipe - White Chocolate Rice Pudding with Rhubarb and Orange Compote

White Chocolate Rice Pudding with Rhubarb and Orange Compote

Hi everyone, I have been so busy with work and Guides, I recently was awarded my 5 years voluntary service award, so to celebrate, and I also got some of the young Rhubarb stalks my dad was going to put them in the compost heap - so wasteful plus he also peels them! So I put them to good use in this rice pudding as a treat!

Prep time:  3
Cook time: 
Total time:
Makes: 1


• 125ml Almond Milk 
• 15g Caster sugar to taste 
• 25g Short Grain Pudding Rice 
• 25g White Chocolate, broken into small pieces 

For the compote 

• 1 large Orange 
• 1/2 large Lemon 
• 25g Caster Sugar 
• 150g Rhubarb (trimmed weight), wiped clean, then cut into 2.5cm pieces 


  • 2 Saucepans
  • 2 Wooden spoons


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Review - Food Review of Las Vegas

Food Review of Las Vegas 

Here is the promised post of what food I eat on my holiday, I'm only going to include the nights out, when we eat out and special items I had, mostly we cooked for ourselves buying food from Walmart as we had a holiday apartment instead of staying in a hotel.

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