Wake up and smell the coffee chocolate cake

I like chocolate. I like coffee. I like cake. And more than anything I like chocolate cake. It seems all the best things come in ‘C’s’… This chocolate cake was created for Bake Face, a monthly baking club I run. The theme for January’s meet-up was ‘Smash Your Resolutions’, so I included as many things…

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Pumpkin spice millionaire’s no bake marshmallow squares

Pumpkin spice isn’t something we’re that au fait with in the UK, mainly regarding it a naff flavouring used by well-known coffee chains and wondering what all the fuss is about. And I was one of the ‘what is that’ crew until last week. Wanting a Halloween bake (or no bake as it turned out)…

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Chocolate Cranberry Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free Vegan Cookies

In the past few months I’ve had to prepare for and adhere to a low-iodine diet as part of preparations for radio-iodine treatment (radiotherapy). I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of what’s prescribed, but it does put massive restrictions on your diet – an overview is no eggs, dairy, soya, fish,…

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Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Bread Pudding Recipe – Booths Cheers Secret Mission

If someone sends you some free booze with a ‘Secret Mission’ envelope strapped to it, what do you imagine is in there? Booze related nudity? Tequila based humiliation? A night in the cells/hugging the porcelain/day off work? For the last few weeks I’ve been joining Booths (that wonderful Northern ‘grocery store’ and purveyors of fantastic produce) and…

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