Spiced Banana Nut Muffins

This is the first of quite a few posts that will be coming over the next 2 weeks as I will be doing more than my usual amount of baking. I’ve got a cake for a 70th birthday to make and one of my netball ladies has asked me to do a load of cupcakes for a work thing she has on so I’ll certainly be a busy bee! This recipe came from a need to bake something to take to a barbecue (as always!) and from a couple of challenges that some of the blogs I follow put up.

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Star ingredient for this bake are the spices I used, particularly this beauty. It’s been sat in my cupboard for a while as I haven’t baked any gingerbread or ginger loaves in a while (I went through a phase of baking them every week whilst in my second year at uni, my housemates loved me!) I dug it out (luckily it was still in date!) and made spiced banana nut muffins. I say muffins but I actually didn’t have any muffin cases so they ended up being spiced banana nut fairy cakes but same difference 😛

Click here to see how it went 🙂 Comments are appreciated as always from those that tried them.

Jen x

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Hamburger Cupcakes

Yep you read the title right, this weekend I made cupcakes that look like hamburgers! It was one of my netball friends birthdays a few weeks ago and as yesterday was absolutely gorgeous barbecue weather, that’s exactly what we did!

When I first decided to start this blog, I did a lot of research and browsing through the more established blogs to get ideas for bakes or even to just copy a bake I really liked. This recipe most definitely caught my eye and I am absolutely delighted that I’ve finally had an opportunity to actually bake/make it! You can find the pictures that inspired me at Bakerella’s blog which I think you will agree are pretty awesome. I didn’t have time to make the cookie fries but I definitely think I’ll give them a go in the future.

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These beauties went down very well (at least I think they did!) and it was really exciting for me to actually create something. The assembly of all the different parts of these cupcakes was actually more rewarding than the bake of them which is unusual for me. Click here to see how it went and to discover how to make them yourselves. Comments are appreciated from those that tried them 🙂

Jen x

PS – aren’t you lucky, getting two posts in one week!