St Patrick's Day Lemon and Ricotta Ring CakeWith April Fools day this Saturday, you may be debating the best way you can prank your friends and family. If you love baking and pranks, why not combine these together and get on board making our featured recipe this week - hilarious Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes from the wonderful Ruthanne over at Easy Baked

Prank your guests by serving up dinner for dessert with these cleverly decorated cupcakes. You can take pride in their confusion as they eat something that looks savoury but actually tastes deliciously sweet. Easy to make, these cupcakes are perfect for making by yourself or with younger children too. We're sure your kids will enjoy creating their spaghetti and meatball cupcake concoction!


To find out how to make these funny little cupcakes, you can view the full recipe measurements and method by just clicking here 

Ingredients:

  • One box of yellow cake mix (including the ingredients required on the box)
  • Salted butter
  • Unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Yellow food colouring
  • Raspberry pie filling
  • Ferrero Rocher chocolates
  • White chocolate chips

For the full instructions on how to make these delicious cupcakes, just head to Ruthanne's blog here!

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Starting with the spring equinox and ending with Mother's day, this week is truly one of our favourites in March. If you've not yet figured out the best way to show your mum just how much she means to you, remember: food is always the way to the heart!

We've compiled a list of some lovely cake recipes from some of the best baking bloggers across the UK. These cakes are ideal for you to bake with your mum this mothers day, because spending time with the person who created you is perhaps the best gift you can give. 

To celebrate the return of the spring, we've also decided to choose cakes that have a bit of a fruity infusion. This should help the post-cake guilt! These recipes range in difficulty and taste, so there should be something to suit everyone. 

Recipes:

 

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St Patrick's Day Lemon and Ricotta Ring CakeIt's time to celebrate all things Irish with St Patrick's Day this Friday! We're sure you're pretty excited for all the festivities, but to help you get into the festive spirit even more, our featured recipe this week is a beautiful St Patrick's Day Lemon & Ricotta Ring Cake from the lovely Karyn over at Irish Baking Adventures

This show-stopper of a dessert is sure to capture the attention of all of your guests this March the 17th. Not only is it beautiful to look at with its Irish flag colourings, we're certain it tastes scrumptious too! As it is a traditional Italian style cake and includes tasty ingredients such as lemon and ricotta, how could it not be? Alongside being a tasty treat for friends and family, it is also quick and easy to make, so the children can join in making it along with you!

To find out how to make this wonderful dessert, you can view the full recipe by simply clicking here

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • Plain Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Caster Sugar
  • Large Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lemons
  • Lemon Juice

For the Chocolate Drizzle

  • Green Colouring
  • Chocolate Green and Orange Colouring
  • White Chocolate

For the full instructions on how to make this delicious cake, just head to Karyn's blog here!

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Pie

Happy British Pie Week to you all! Is there anything more British than the humble pie? The queen, perhaps - but we’re certain she loves pies too. For this reason, we’ve decided to share some of the best pie recipes we’ve stumbled across with you! We’ve chosen a bit of everything, ranging from sweet to savoury, meaty to vegetarian, so there’s a pie to suit everyone.

While we're here, we thought we’d share an interesting fact with you too. Back in the day (that day being medieval times), pie baking was almost a competitive sport, and many chefs would place live birds underneath the lid of their pie to create a spectacular scene when the pie was cut into. That’s where the ‘sing a song of sixpence’ nursery rhyme came from. Interesting, right? 

With this knowledge, you can now go ahead and make one of our best pie recipes,  feeling happy that you know some of the humble pie's heritage. Happy baking!

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Pancake Stack

Happy Pancake Day everyone! If you're anything like us, you're always out to make the most of every food-based holiday, which is why we thought it would be a good idea to share some delicious pancake (or pancake themed) recipes with you today!

Now, the traditional pancake day fare is certainly up for debate in the UK, especially with the rise of American inspired brunch spots, which serve up delicious platefuls of buttermilk pancakes. Regardless of this, there are many who still enjoy a plateful of traditional Shrove pancakes with lemon and sugar (or maybe even some Nutella), leaving us conflicted over what to make! 

Luckily we've decided to avoid the obvious with our chosen pancake recipes today, in order to share a few more unusual recipes to try out this evening! With everything from scrumptious, savoury pancakes, to french toast bakes to choose from, you're sure to find a new and delicious idea to inspire your pancake creation!

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