Cadburys creme mini egg cheesecake

125g Melted Butter
300g Chockie Digestives
700g light Cream Cheese
200ml Soured Cream
200g Icing Sugar
100ml Double Cream
2 Packs of Mini Creme Eggs
200g Milk Chocolate

Crush your Chockie Digestive Biscuits,

Melt the butter and stir in the crushed Chockie biscuits

press the mixture into a lined cheesecake/quiche dish and chill for 25 mins.

Whisk the double cream until stiff put to one side.
then in a separate bowl mix the cream cheese,soured cream & icing sugar together,then fold In the double cream.

Mix in 1 bag of Mini Creme Eggs cut in half in the creme cheese mixture.

Then Spread the mixture over your chilled biscuit base then chill for another 25 minutes.

Then melt the 200g milk chocolate and pour and spread over the cheese cake and decorate with the bag of mini eggs you have left!

WARNING! Unwrap the mini eggs before use ūüėČ

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Carrot Cake

Carrot cake anyone ? this is my recipe for carrot cake, Ive tried a few over the past couple of years and adapted the ingredients

 

Ingredients

180g Soft brown sugar

2 large Eggs

150ml sunflower oil

3 heaped teaspoons mixed spice

200g grated carrots

100g sultanas

100g chopped walnuts/hazelnuts

Icing

500g mascarpone

2 teaspoons grouns cinnamon

100g icing sugar

50g mixed nuts

Instructions

Oven to 170¬ļC, gas mark 3,

Put¬†sugar, eggs and oil in a bowl and whisk¬†2‚Äď3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Next add the flour and¬†spice.

Now add the rest of the cake ingredients. then divide the mixture between the tins.

Bake the cakes in the oven for 30 minutes or so until firm but spring like.

While the cakes are baking whisk the mascarpone, cinnamon and icing sugar in a bowl. then place in fridge until needed.

once the cakes have been removed from the oven and are cold take one of the cakes and put roughly a third of the icing on the cake then place the other cake on top, and cover the top and sides with the the remaining icing mixture, once this is done cover and decorate with the mixed nuts,

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Cadburys Cream Egg Cupcakes

As its Easter this weekend I thought I would share my cadburys cream egg cupcakes,

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Ingredients for cupcakes

200g Stork

200g Caster sugar

200g S/R flour (can be exchanged with gluten free if you wish)

1 tsp baking powder (can be exchanged for Gluten free)

40ml milk

4 eggs

 

Buttercream

280g Icing sugar

140g Butter

Tablespoon Milk

yellow colouring

12 mini cadburys creme eggs.

Directions for Cupcakes

Beat the butter until soft and creamy, add the sugar and continue to beat/whisk add the eggs and flour and milk,  and beat until you have a batter like consistency

spoon the cake mixture into 12 cupcakes/muffin cases and bake in the oven for 15-20 mins at 180′

now blend together the icing ingredients to make the buttercream icing,  when this is done take 2 tablespoons of icing and set aside in a bowl, 

ice the cakes with a nozzle of your choice,  I used the  wilton 2A nozzle, when you have iced the cakes with the white icing  get the icing you have set aside in the bowl, add a couple of drops of yellow food colouring to it and mix so it so it resembles egg yolk colour, then put 1 teaspoon on each iced cup cake, then place the mini cadburys cream egg on top.

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Ferrero Rocher cupcakes with Chocolate Hazelnut buttercream topped in roasted hazelnuts

Cupcakes
Ingredients

180g self raising flour
200g caster sugar
80g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
180ml buttermilk
45ml vegetable oil
100ml warm water
2 eggs
24 ferrero Rocher

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place 1 spoonful of the mixture in a cupcake case, place a ferrero rocher in the cupcake case on the mixture, then spoon the mixture over it, bake in the oven for 15-20 mins

Hazelnut chocolate spread buttercream
200g Stork Marg
200g Icing Sugar
180g Chocolate spread
3-4 Buttermilk/cream
chopped hazelnuts for decorating

 

Ferrero Rocher cupcakes with Chocolate Hazelnut buttercream topped in roasted hazelnuts

Life and cakes …..

I decided to try my hand at a blog,  I have a busy life like everyone and one way I like to relax is to cook and bake, after many requests to share I decided to put my recipes to a blog ..

so this is my attempt at Life and Cakes.