Chocolate milkshakes

thumbnail_photo-3Hey everyone! This is the recipe to my super delicious chocolate milkshake, which is really easy to follow. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla ice-cream
  • Milk
  • Bag of chocolates
  • Whipped cream (optional)

 

  1. Take a handful of your chosen chocolates and put them in the blender
  2. Pour in a thin layer of milk just to cover the chocolates and blend to a smooth consistency
  3. Add 3 scoops of ice-cream and pour in some more milk to the right consistency
  4. Now keep it mixing for about 3-4 minutes to make sure it is all fully blended
  5. Transfer to a glass and top with cream!

As a nice little addition, I sprinkled a little bit of chocolate over the cream to make it look even more mouth-watering!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

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Cute vanilla cupcakes

Hey everyone! This is the recipe to my little vanilla cupcakes with piped colourful buttercream and sprinkles. The recipe was inspired by Tanya Burr’s star sprinkled vanilla cupcakes. These are so delicious and look lovely to give to guests!

Ingredients:

  • 50g butter
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 160g plain flourCUPCAKE.jpg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 160g milk

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line the cupcake/muffin tray with paper cases.

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light a fluffy, then mix in the egg and vanilla extract.

Fold in the flour and baking powder, then slowly add the milk, beating as you go until you have a smooth batter.

Spoon the mixture evenly into the cupcake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the top and bouncy to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Icing ingredients:

  • 500g icing sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A few drops of coloured icing of your choice

To achieve the best buttercream, mix the butter well until it turns lighter in colour before adding the rest of ingredients. Pipe onto the cupcakes and decorate with your preferred sprinkles!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

Rainbow Cake

Hey everyone! This is the first time I had ever attempted to make rainbow cake before so it was really exciting to see how it turned out. I got this recipe from Tanya Burr’s new recipe book ‘Tanya Bakes’ but I decided to have 4 layers instead of 7.

I really hope that you enjoy and feel free to give it a like and comment to let me know what you think!

 

Ingredients:

  • 384 g butter, softened
  • 384 g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 384 g self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 food colourings (I am using red, orange, yellow & blue)

For the icing:

  • 300g unsalted butter, softened
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate:

  • sprinkles
  • skittles / smarties

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and grease and line 4 cake tins – if you don’t have enough, you will have to make it in batches like I did.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, mix in the eggs and vanilla extract and finally add the flour and baking powder to form a smooth batter.
  3. Divide the mixture equally into 4 bowls and add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl until you have the 4 different shades you were after.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the cake tins, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Take the  cake out of the tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  5. To make the icing, cream the butter in a bowl and slowly add the icing sugar and vanilla extract. Beat together until smooth and light – you may want to do this in batches as there is quite a lot!
  6. Use half the icing to sandwich the cakes together, then use the rest to ice the cake, smoothing as you go. Decorate the cake however you like, I used skittles which I arranged neatly on the cake!
  7. Share with friends & family and enjoy!

This cake is super soft and delicious! You can be so flexible with how you want your cake to look like – with the colours the sponges are and how you want to decorate it!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

 

 

Amazing chocolate brownies

I love making these brownies, this recipe is so easy to follow and the result is always delicious! They’re perfect to snack on for a movie night with friends & family or just to treat yourself! Be sure to give this post a like and feel free to comment any other baking recommendations for the future too!

Ingredients:

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100g margarine

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 eggs

75g plain flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

150g caster sugar

 

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180.c, gas mark 6
  2. Line the baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Break up the chocolate and put in to heavy based sauce pan with the margarine
  4. Put on the hob and melt gently STIRRING ALL THE TIME so the chocolate does not burn. When melted place on one side and turn off the hob.
  5. Put the cocoa in to a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of boiling water and stir to make a paste.
  6. Break the eggs in to a bowl. Add the sugar and vanilla extract and mix together.
  7. Add the cocoa paste and combine.
  8. Add the melted chocolate and margarine and combine.
  9. Add the flour and fold in gently.            thumbnail_photo%202.jpg
  10. Pour this mixture in to the prepared tin and bake for 18 -20 minutes until just firm in the centre.

Leave to cool in the tin before cutting and eating! If you want, you can drizzle melted chocolate over the brownies or sift some icing sugar to give them that extra touch!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x