BOSTON CREAM PIE CUPCAKES

  I love making cupcakes, they can be simple and delicious or extravagant and VERY delicious. These Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes fall into the second category, but they not so “over the top” that they need a lot of time to put together. These little beauties took about an hour or so from baking to…

RED VELVET RASPBERRY CUPCAKES

  When I was 15, I discovered “The Red Velvet Cake”.  With its stunning red colour and the scrumptious cream cheese filling, I thought it was the most sophisticated cake ever invented!!  I still do –  I never get tired of making it or eating it. So last week I wanted to make something special…

EASY & DELICIOUS PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

  Pineapple Upside Down Cake has always been a classic in my house and evokes great memories of many special occasions. My Mum made one for nearly every family occasion, birthdays, christenings, funerals. You would always find my Mum’s special Pineapple Upside Down Cake somewhere on the table. I love this cake as much as…

STRAWBERRY MOCHA CUPCAKES

  Everyone who knows me will say without any hesitation that I am a coffee addict.  I cannot function without at least 5 cups during the day and please don’t even say good morning until I have had my morning cuppa Lol.  I’m first in line at my local Starbucks or Costa when any new…

CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE SHOES

    Jingle Bells and all that jazz, can you believe it’s just over 2 weeks the Christmas!!  These past few weeks have flown in. I’ve just managed to finish the Christmas decorations in time for the 8th December which is always my latest. We now have 6 Christmas Trees.  YES, that’s not a mistype…

TIRAMISU CUPCAKES

  In need of a coffee “pick-me-up” !!  Then look no further, I have the perfect RECIPE for you.  It’s boozy, laced with strong dark coffee, topped with mascarpone and a dusting of cocoa. Hey, I know what you’re thinking it’s Tiramisu – that really delicious Italian Dessert and yes, your absolutely right, but not in…

THE MOST INDULGENT CADBURY CREME-EGG CUPCAKES

  Well there is no escaping the fact that Easter is fast upon us!.. The shops are brimming to the top with every kind of Easter egg under the sun INCLUDING  and I kid you not a cheese one. Check out this  CHEASTER EGG now available in Iceland supermarkets. That is most definitely not on…

MINI VICTORIA SPONGE CUPCAKES – THE ULTIMATE TEA-TIME TREAT

  Well, I hope everyone had a great Halloween and ate their fill of chocolate and Halloween treats.  My kids are all in their late teens now, so going out “trick or treating” is a thing of the past for us.  I still had bucket loads of sweets and little baking treats for the young…

NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE SPIDER CUPCAKES

  Only four more days to All Hallows Eve, or as it’s more popular known in this part of the world “Halloween”.  A time of celebration , superstition and trick or treating for the kids. When we were young we never said “trick or treat”, it was always  Help the Halloween Party.  All our costumes…

GINGERBREAD LATTE CUPCAKES

  Well, Autumn is well & truly upon us. The mornings are cold and frosty and the leaves are beginning to fall. This morning I decided to join my two teenage boys on their walk  to school. It’s something I haven’t done in a while,  the walk I mean, they usually get dropped to school…

CHOCOLATE POPCORN “CINEMA” CUPCAKES

  Well hello there, long time no see !!! I’ve been away for a while. I took a “blogging” break to update my Blog and Face Book Page. I gave it a complete make-over which I really  hope you like. I also kept away from social media which wasn’t as difficult as I thought it…

CUSTARD CREAM CUPCAKES

Today I’m talking Custard Creams.  I’m sure there has been a packet or two in everybody’s biscuit tin at some point in time. I know a packet always finds its way into my weekly shop. These tiny little “sandwich” biscuits are so addictive and have started so many arguments in my family, always about “which…

STRAWBERRY & CREAM NUTELLA CUPCAKES

Easter’s nearly here and the shop shelves are stocked with Easter Eggs of all types including the “infamous Cadbury’s Cream Eggs”. I was all set to do my traditional Easter Creme Egg Bake on Saturday, that is until I came across a box of Red Ruby Treasure  – the first of this years Keeling’s Irish…

ROLO CUPCAKES & FAMILY NIGHT

Friday night has always been movie night in our family. It started out with just the hubbie and I and so began the Friday night ritual , heading to Xtra Vision to rent the DVD, arguing over what DVD, picking up the takeaway on the way home , which also involved an argument over what…

“GLUTEN FREE” LEMON SURPRISE & WHITE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

  I have to admit I have never had to make many Gluten Free Cakes.  My family has been lucky in the fact that none of us have any food allergies not yet anyway but old age always brings a few surprises. We have diabetes on both sides of our family on my side more…