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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Roasted Blueberry Cupcakes

This weekend I spent at home with my parents as it was my birthday on Thursday and Father’s Day on Sunday. I don’t get to spend much time with them as I’m working full time now, plus all of my sports and activities in the evenings and weekends so I really relished going home. Usually I make my Dad a Mary Berry cherry cake but he requested a blueberry cake next time I baked for him. Well I made blueberry cupcakes so sort of what he asked for!

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I wanted to make blueberry flavoured cupcakes rather than vanilla ones with blueberries in them so in my various browsing of baking and foody blogs, I came across the recipe for roasted blueberry cupcakes and thought it was perfect for what I wanted to do.

Click here to see how it went!

Jen x