Saturday, 4 April 2015

Easter Baking

I've been baking! Baking is not something I do very often, firstly because I have so many food allergies that most yummy creations out there just aren't suitable for me, I know life sucks. Secondly there is the factor that anything yummy I bake, tends to end up being consumed by myself very quickly, I'm a sucker for sweet treats. 

With it being Easter weekend I really fancied making some cute cupcakes to celebrate the occasion, I thought these would make a lovely addition to an Easter meal or just a little treat to have with your favourite cup of tea. I wanted to share with you my little baking creation and the recipe I used. I'm allergic to quite a few foods and have been since the age of 10, one of my biggest allergies and most annoying is my allergic to eggs, you wouldn't realise how many foods this is in! This does mean that I'm not allowed to have any of those lovely pretty cakes you buy in store, or those beautiful soft fluffy ones you can make yourselves. It did take a few attempts and a little trial and error, but I have found a very nice recipe for eggless cakes and they taste delicious. Even if you're not allergic, you should definitely try this recipe as I think you'll be surprised, the cakes are so yummy and fluffy which I never expected! 

Because I'm a little bit of a chocolate addict I decided to add some chocolate chips into my cake mixture, this is totally optional but it does make them taste 100x yummier and they look cool when you chop one in half too. 















The recipe I'm going to share with you will make 24 cupcakes in the size displayed above, or if you prefer, you can make one medium sized cake instead, it's totally up to you. 

Ingredients - the cakes
280g self raising flour
400ml condensed milk
2tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
2tsp vanilla extract
1 pack of chocolate chips
150ml milk
120ml melted butter

Ingredients - the buttercream
200g unsalted butter
400g icing sugar
100g milk chocolate
2tsp vanilla extract
milk to losen

Method
1. Preheat your oven to 180degrees, I use a fan oven so ensure you convert this to suit your oven type.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and mix together.
3. Add the condensed milk, vanilla extract, milk, melted butter and chocolate chips before mixing everything together until everything is consistent and well mixed, I used an electric whisk but it isn't essential. 
4. Disperse the mixture evenly into your cake cases and pop them into the oven at 180degrees for 10 minutes then turn the oven down to 150degrees and cook for a further 10 minutes.
5. Once the cakes are cooked, remove them from the oven and place on a cooling rack for 30-60 minutes.
6. Melt your chocolate in a bowl over some boiling water, please ask an adult to help you if you're young. Once the chocolate is completely melted, pop it into the fridge to cool. 
7. Now mix your butter and icing sugar together, being very careful as I made a huge mess at this point!
8. Once the chocolate is no longer warm to touch, gently fold this into your buttercream mixture and add the vanilla extract for flavour.
9. Ice your cakes as you desire, I used a piping bag and nozzle to create the effect I achieved, I then popped a couple of mini eggs on top for decoration.

I would love to see any recreations you may do of this recipe. Have you done any baking this Easter?

52 comments :

  1. Mmm, these look so so yummy! I love baking so may just have to give these a try x

    Blushhx

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    1. They really are, I can't stop eating them! x

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  2. These look delicious! xx

    www.pinkieprim.co.uk

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  3. These are so cute! Happy Easter :)


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  4. MMMMM! They look so yummy!
    Elizabeth - http://diaryofagirl10.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Oh my god they look so so yummy! I wish I could bake when I see pictures like these! x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

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    1. The recipe is so easy, if I can do it then so can you ;) x

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  6. They look A-MAZING! Might have to give these a go tomorrow x

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  7. These look so nice! Wish I baked more often, such gorgeous pictures! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. Thank you! They're so yummy x

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    2. This looks amazing . I will definitely try this receipe out !! :)

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  8. These look so yummy, I love the sound of the chocolate chips within the mixture :) Definitely going to have to try these out :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. The chocolate chips just make them extra yummy! x

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  9. Yummm! They look so nice! Perfect touch with the mini eggs on top who doesn't love mini eggs! :D

    Ellie | Ellie-Victoria.com

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  10. Ohhh I'm drooling over here. They look SO yummy!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. Ahh, adorable looking cupcakes! I don't celebrate Easter but I just baked some chocolate chip cookies :D

    xx
    www.curlsandmints.com

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    1. Thank you, hope you enjoyed your cookies! x

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  12. These looks so delicious ! Sadly no baking for me, just far too many chocolate eggs consumed :)

    I wish you a wonderful Easter break

    With love, Hayley ♥

    http://thelifestylemenu.co.uk/

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    1. Ahh chocolate eggs is amazing too, hope you enjoyed :) x

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  13. I lve making Easter cakes, these are delicious x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. Me too, definitely need to do more baking from now on :) x

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  14. Mmm they look so good! Lovely blog, I will follow you on bloglovin x
    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Chocolate will ALWAYS make things yummier! I've been a bit lazy and haven't baked anything this year, although this recipe's super simple and is making me consider heading to the kitchen... x Rebecca - UK fashion blog

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    1. It definitely does! Hope you enjoy if you do make some :) x

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  16. These are so cute and sound so good! Thank you for the recipe and photos :) I'd love to try it out some time xx
    Brooke | brookewrote

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  17. These are so cute! My teeth are so sensitive at the moment, this could be a better alternative to chocolate over the bank holiday weekend for me! xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

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    1. Definitely, they're so yummy and feel like such a treat :) x

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  18. These look super professional, well done you. Have you ever tried using 'flax eggs' in replacement to normal eggs? Google it, it's basically one tbsp ground flax seed to 3 tbsp of water. It's a really good and super nutritious alternative!
    Good shot with the chocolate chips, I bet they're a super scrummy surprise as you bite into it, yum.

    She's So Lucy

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    1. Thank you! I've not tried that before, I will definitely look into it. The chocolate chips in the middle is just the icing on the cake, so yum :) x

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  19. These look gorgeous! I shall be making them - never one to miss out from an Easter Treat!


    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

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    1. Thank you, hope you love them too! x

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  20. those turned out so adorable!! happy easter.

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  22. My sister can't have gluten, so I also am forever missing out on cakes at cafes too, as to not upset her! I bet they taste lovely!
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  23. looks delicious!! =D I'm like you where I would totally consume everything I baked! haha
    xo,
    nancy

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  24. These look so adorable and delicious too!

    Natasha | www.ofthesaints.uk

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  25. Yum! These look so great and I actually love that the recipe doesn't contain eggs as I don't like baking with it (I try to avoid eating it as best as I can in general) and have a hard time finding good muffin or cupcake recipes without it, thanks a lot for sharing this with me. :)

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  26. Happy late easter! :)<3
    littlecoffeebreak.com

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  27. These look delicious... that buttercream looks amazing!! xx

    KirstyLeighx

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  28. These look & sound so yummy - especially with the added chocolate chips! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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  29. So cute! Have you eaten all yours yet? I wish it was easter again so we could make even more! x

    Beth x
    www.bethany-georgina.com

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