Homely Cakes and Muffins

             

Even mid-week we sometimes need a cake to cheer our spirits, something simple, easy and scrumptious!     

              

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Almond Cardamom CakesAlmond Cardamom Cakes

This is another recipe inspired by culinary history – Medieval Circletes – or little cakey biscuits offered at celebrations ...

 

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Apple and Pecan MuffinsApple and Pecan Muffins

This is one of my favourite, very easy and quick sweet muffin recipes ...

           

        

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Apple and Walnut CakeApple and Walnut Cake

Not overly sweet, and has a moist texture which lends itself well to being reheated and serve with a little pouring cream ...

 

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Banana CakeBanana Cake

There are times in all our lives when the only respectable thing to do is make a banana cake. Even better with Elderflower Cream Cheese Icing ...

 

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Banana, Orange and Walnut CakeBanana, Orange and Walnut Cake

Banana cake is such a homely creation, most cooks find new ways to jazz up the traditional recipe, and this is my version ...

 

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Banana, Walnut and Honey MuffinsBanana, Walnut and Honey Muffins

Good old banana muffins. They are traditional for a reason ...

           

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Berry Swiss RollBerry Swiss Roll

Basic sponge is tremendously versatile and can be transformed in all sorts of ways – the most traditional of which is the good old Swiss Roll....

 

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Blackberry Cheesecake MuffinsBlackberry Cheesecake Muffins

Blackberries have an almost savoury sweetness and are great in muffins as they deliver a flavour hit with a minimum of volume ...

 

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Butterscotch BrowniesButterscotch Brownies

Rich, fudgy and sticky, these brownies have a distinctly grown up flavour, and are best enjoyed with espresso coffee ...

 

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Choc Orange Mega MuffinsChoc Orange Mega Muffins

Not just mega sized, but mega flavour! These are delicious and something a bit different, one of my absolute favourite muffin recipes ...

 

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Chocolate BrowniesChocolate Brownies

This is an oldie but a goody. It is an easy recipe that produces fluffy sticky brownies with a slightly crispy outside, which I prefer, though it may not be strictly traditional ...

 

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Cinnamon Chocolate Almond CakeCinnamon Chocolate Almond Cake

 I offer up my rather indulgent version of Chatteron's Cinnamon Butter Cake for Myrtle, she deserves it ...

    

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Dried Apple and Pistachio CakeDried Apple and Pistachio Cake

Other than it's lovely colours, this cake has a sweet, simple flavour. It is light and fluffy and is delicious served drizzled with pomegranate icing and extra pistachios ...

 

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Dried Blueberry and Buttermilk BreadDried Blueberry and Buttermilk Bread

Very tart and sweet dried blueberries are packed with a curranty flavour that leans them towards black currants...

  

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Honey CakeHoney Cake

This is an Eastern European cake, dense and sweet and imbued with the rich aroma of honey.It is best served slightly warmed with sweetened ricotta or sour cream ...

 

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Lemon Butter CakeLemon Butter Cake

My Granny used to make this, and I remember waiting for it to cool so that I could have a slice. It is really so comforting and delicious you will be pleased you made it ...

 

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Lemony Lemon MuffinsLemony Lemon Muffins

These are super lemony lemon muffins and are even better if you make a light lemon syrup and drizzle it over as soon as the muffins come out of the oven ...

 

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Mocha MuffinsMocha Muffins

Coffee and Chocolate – how can you go wrong?These are a good variation on the traditional chocolate muffin, and have a bit of a kick to them which makes them feel a little bit more grown-up ...

 

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MuffinsMuffins

There are a number of recipes for indulgent muffins... this is the basic recipe for you to add your own flavourings ...

     

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Nutty MuffinsNutty Muffins

These are generous, flavoursome and a fairly healthy alternative to the normal morning tea affair ...

     

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Orange Blossom CakeOrange Blossom Cake

This is a Sunday afternoon recipe for when you really want some light cake, without being too complicated or overly rich. The Orange Blossom water makes all the difference ...

 

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Passionfruit CupcakesPassionfruit Cupcakes

Passionfruit is a gorgeous scent and these little cakes are filled with the perfume and flavour of passionfruit...

 

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Peach and Apple CrumblePeach and Apple Crumble

I love peaches in all their forms and I think the soft sweetness of the peach flesh really does sit well with the stiff tartness of the apples ...

 

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Pear and Pecan CakePear and Pecan Cake

I am really pleased with this cake, it has a woody, spicy flavour that allows all the ingredients to work together ...

 

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Pomelo and Honey CakePomelo and Honey Cake

This is a beautiful, light fluffy cake with a sweet aromatic flavour ...

       

     

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Raspberry CupcakesRaspberry Cupcakes

These little cakes are something a little different from regular vanilla cupcakes...

 

 

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Rum and Raisin CakeRum and Raisin Cake

This is a deeply warming moist winter cake, it is best made in advance as it lasts well and the flavour develops overnight. It is good fresh from the oven as well ...

 

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Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge

A plain, homemade sponge really is a wonderful thing. The smell of a freshly baked sponge is one of the most beautiful and homely smell you can imagine ...

 

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White Choc Cherry MuffinsWhite Choc Cherry Muffins

Slight variation on the muffin theme here, these are decadant little cakey muffins and well worth making for your next special morning tea ...

 

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