These cookies have a chocolate and vanilla swirl for the solstice. They’re easy to make in advance then slice and bake when needed.
Show your support of the Rebel Alliance by making Stormtrooper cookies for Star Wars day on May 4th. These sugar cookies are vanilla and almond flavoured. They didn’t hold their shape particularly well, so half ended up as space monsters.
Having stocked the cupboards with damson and plum jam, I happen to have a kitchen full of blood coloured gooiness. I’ve tried a few sponge recipes and all tend to end up too heavy or too airy. These were perfect. The crumb was dense enough to hold together, but full of flavour and not dry. My secret this time was time spent beating the mixture – at least 5 minutes before adding the flour, then another 5 after to mix everything really well.
I fill them with at least 1 tbsp of plum jam and frosted with strawberry buttercream. The blood drips on top are more jam and if you look closely, there are also some vampire lips on each.
Known to be a favourite among Leprechauns and other magical folk, these rainbow cupcakes are fun to make for St Patricks Day and aren’t alcoholic unlike some of the other St Patrick’s Day recipes. Rainbow cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese frosting, topped with a Rolo and rainbow sprinkles.
This was going to be a peach pie, until I found a stack of blackberries we picked last month. A layer of blackberries sandwiched between two layers of sliced apples with a lattice top. Sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with vanilla custard.
Is it a burger? Is it a cake? No, it’s a banana burger cupcake. Rich chocolate cake sandwiched between layers of vanilla sponge with banana cream cheese icing.
Boston Cream Pie is usually a vanilla sponge cake with custard in the middle and chocolate ganache on top. These light buttermilk cakes are mini versions filled with Creme Patissiere (Bakers cream) and topped with chocolate ganache. Makes around 12 muffins, depending on size. They’re better if you can wait for the ganache to cool before you eat them, but good luck with that.