Red Wine Chocolate Cake

It’s my (almost!) mother-in-law’s birthday and she loves chocolate and red wine so what do I make for her? Red wine chocolate cake of course! I came across this recipe in the same way I seem to come across most of them these days – by browsing various baking blogs.

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I was looking forward to making this very much as I don’t really bake with alcohol at all and I was curious to see whether or not the wine would bake out, as it does in stews etc… or whether it would keep that rich wine-y taste.

Click here to see how it went and to give it a go yourselves ­čÖé┬áComments are appreciated as always.

Jen x

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Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

I made these as a special treat for Alex to take round to his friend’s place for his annual Super Bowl viewing party. This is a completely new one on me as it featured ingredients I’ve never used before (in a cake anyway) and because there were no eggs or butter/fat in it.

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This is from the healthy eating dessert blog that Alex found and I was definitely looking forward to how they turned out.

Click here to see how it went, I know you are just as curious as I was! Comments are appreciated as always.

Jen x

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

I originally found this brownie recipe online after scouring the internet. I have a friend who is gluten intolerant and she always has to go without whenever I bake for friends so I specifically wanted a recipe for her. She also loves chocolate so a brownie seemed perfect. I’ve made these brownies a few times now, it’s become my go to recipe and I have literally never had a bad result with them.

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As well as being gluten free, they are also dairy free so especially good for you! (well slightly anyway). This is a recipe I know and love and I want to share everything with you, that I think you will enjoy.

Click here to see how it went, comments are appreciated as they always are.

Jen x

Gianduja Cupcakes

I bought this book from Amazon a little while ago and it absolutely had me desperate to bake with the delicious recipes in there. I’d never heard of Peggy Porschen before and boy, have I missed out! There are 25 recipes and I cannot wait to try out all of them. Sticky Toffee, Pecan Pie, Sugar Plum, Mulled Wine and Salted Caramel have all caught my eye.

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I chose to make the ones titled Gianduja – partly because I thought the name was interesting and partly because I haven’t had Nutella in a long time and these cupcakes gave me a ready made excuse to buy some!

Click here to see how it went, comments are appreciated as they always are.

Jen x