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Almond and Apricot Shortcake

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I had this plan where I would sit down with a slice of this apricot and almond shortcake and whilst I sat enjoying every mouthful, in the small amount of sunshine peeking from behind the clouds and through my window, I  would share with you all the amazing qualities associates with this delicious treat.

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Orange and Cranberry Bakewell Tart

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They say to start the New Year how you mean to continue. So I am going to start mine with an outrageous classic, which is a personal favourite, but with a winter twist!

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Hazelnut Cupcakes with a Chocolate Hazelnut Topping

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Light, fluffy, sweet and nutty - these gorgeous little cupcakes really are just heavenly!

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Mother’s Day Caramel Apple Cake

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So this is what I am making for my Mum – I know that she is going to love it – one for amazing Mother’s around the wold today!!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

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It's the thanksgiving time of year! One of my absolute favourites! I have soooooooooo many things to be thankful for!

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Orange and Sultana Scones

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At the top of my fathers "to do" list on every family holiday was cream tea, which for him consisted of a cup of real coffee accompanied by a thickly buttered scone, topped with strawberry jam and piled high with thick cream, preferably clotted cream!

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Peanut Butter Carrot Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Okay, okay any of my regular reader know by this point that I am mad about peanut butter (all nut butters in fact – hey come on you know you love them too!)

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Summer Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

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Oh so fruity and sweet and delicious – you’ll be making this one all summer long! Serve with extra strawberries on the side for even more strawberry goodness!!!

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Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Loaves With Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Loaves With Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Light, fluffy, fruity heaven – you will want to eat the whole loaf – even if in order to do so you have to hide half for later!!! ;)

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Chocolate Orange Birthday Cake

Chocolate Orange Birthday Cake

Light, fluffy, chocolate heaven - it’s the perfect birthday treat that everyone will enjoy.

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Hawaiian Pineapple and Coconut Upside-Down Cake

Hawaiian Pineapple and Coconut Upside-Down Cake

Light, moist, tropically fruity with that dash of coconut this truly is an extra special dessert!

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Halloween Matcha Victoria Sponge Cake

Halloween Matcha Victoria Sponge Cake

Light, fluffy, moist and so delicious – not to mention super exciting to look at - this has to be the perfect cake for Halloween!

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Raisin Scones with Strawberry Jam

Raisin Scones with Strawberry Jam

I’m going to admit it – one of the best things about being British is undoubtedly afternoon cream tea. An age old tradition that we could never give up – after all can you really beat warm scone fresh from the oven smothered in your favourite jam and lashings of cream? (Or in this case COYO – yes I found yet another use for it!!!)

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Dark Ginger Cake with a Lemon COYO Frosting

Dark Ginger Cake with a Lemon COYO Frosting

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s the world’s most delectable, rich, moist unbelievably divine ginger cake complimented to perfection by the lightest, freshest, most heavenly lemon cream you can imagine – yes this cake truly is perfection! (In my humble opinion, of course! :))

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Diabetic Chocolate Cake

Diabetic Chocolate Cake

Sweet, chocolatey and delicious – diabetic friendly chocolate cake. This is the first time I have delved into the world of cakes for diabetics. A request came in last week and I couldn’t resist the challenge.

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Simnel Cakes

Simnel Cakes

When I was about seven my school sent a message home to my parents (I’m sure it was aimed at my Mum) to provide me with two empty and cleaned pineapple tins.

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Four Fruits Sponge Cake

Four Fruits Sponge Cake

I honestly wish that I could pass a piece of this cake through the computer screen so you get taste it. Words are failing me as I try to describe the sheer deliciousness of each mouthful.

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Hazelnut and Zucchini Loaf

Hazelnut and Zucchini Loaf

Sweet, nutty with just that balance between a cake and a loaf that makes it perfect for the purpose for which it was first baked – as a base for spreading my healthy chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella) on!

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Cattern (St Catherine) Cakes

Cattern (St Catherine) Cakes

Until a couple of days back I had never heard of Cattern Cakes (or St Catherine Cakes) - St Katherine’s Dock London mentioned them on their Facebook page with a link to original recipe.

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Moist Orange Carrot Cake

Moist Orange Carrot Cake

Moist, delectable and dense with flavour each mouthful is jammed with the goodness of walnuts, raisins, sultanas and of course – carrots!

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