Chocolate Courgette Muffins & Cupcake Wrapper Reviews

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of beautiful cupcake wrappers from Cupcake Chic – a new business started by an ex-colleague. Of course this meant I had to bake some cupcakes to go in them (it’s a hard life, I know), and wanted to try using some…

STOP PRESS: Low-Fat Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Stop what you’re doing. Make this. Eat it. All. Resume what you were doing. Every now and then something comes out of the kitchen that is just too tasty to be kept to itself for long. (On the flipside, there are other things which really don’t that will never be made public…). Yes it’s a…

An Afternoon at White Rabbit

Yesterday, following last months meet-up mix-up I finally managed to get together with the lovely girls from kerrycooks and makedoandspend. We all live relatively locally, love and blog about similar things. It seemed only fitting we embraced two of these great loves – cake, and shopping! After meeting at the lovely new Cath Kidston shop…

Rob’s Lemon Meringue Pie Cheesecake

Is it called Rob’s because he made it, or ate it…? I’ll let you decide! I roped Rob into the kitchen earlier in the week to help make this cheesecake. In theory, he should be able to make it by himself (the story goes, one day he was too impatient to wait for me to…

The Final Strawberry: Low-fat Trifles

After birthday cake and tarts, I had just enough strawberries left for one more dish. I’ve never made it myself before, but my dad makes amazing ones, and everybody seems to love a good trifle! As with a lot of my cooking for Rob and I, I wanted to make them as healthy as possible, so used…

Simple Strawberry Tarts

After making a delectable strawberry birthday cake on Friday, we still had a lot of strawberries to use up (thanks Costco, 1.5kg for £4!) Not that I’m complaining, they are big, juicy fruits, and so nice to enjoy in this lovely weather we’re having. Of course this got me thinking – what more could I bake…

Pink Iced Strawberry Buttercream Birthday Cake

A summer birthday and a big punnet of strawberries… how could you resist this amazing strawberry buttercream filled cake? The cake was a victoria sponge, sweetened with a few spoonfuls of vanilla yoghurt (also makes it extra light and fluffy.) To fill, I pureed some strawberries, an amazing excuse to use my new mini blender…

Home Sweet, Sweet Home

This weekend we went down to Maidenhead to visit some friends in their lovely new home. I’d promised to make cupcakes – but couldn’t but add a little house warming gift in the form of these pretty biscuits! The recipe was from my biscuiteers book – a yummy, sticky chocolate that made soft, easy to roll…

A little birdie told me…

Oops. This afternoon I accidentally set up a twitter for my blog. Something else to glue me to my computer / iPad / iPhone. Yes, #firstworldproblems I know. Oops. It’s started already! If you’re down with the birds too, you can follow me @BakearamaUK using the button on the right hand side (under the calendar)….

Sticky Chocolate, Caramel and Fudge Chunk Muffins

I’m the first to admit that summer makes me more than a little lazy. Kitchen time has definitely lessened in the past couple of months; who wants to be slaving over a hot stove when it’s already sticky and warm out*. (*I know it’s not that warm in the UK. But I need some excuse…