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  1. Honey Cake Recipe

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    Simple Honey Cake Recipe


    This honey cake recipe is one of the nicest recipes I've recently tried. We have just been on walking holiday in Wales and I found this local version of this easy honey cake recipe. Apparently honey cake goes as far as the time of the Crusades and it's very commonly found accross the whole UK. The Welsh version includes cinnamon, which goes particularly well with the taste of honey.

  2. Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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    Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

    The most delicious, moist and easy to bake chocolate cake with buttermilk. This is my favourite recipe I bake often for my family and friends - it's always a big hit!

    Here is what you need:

    For the buttermilk chocolate cake

    175g unsalted butter

    1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 

    350g caster sugar

    4 medium eggs separated into egg whites (one bowl) and egg yolks (second bowl)

    100g self-raising flour

    40g cocoa powder

    175g buttermilk


  3. Rhubarb Cake Recipe

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    Rhubarb & Yoghurt Tray Cake Bake Recipe

    I've developed this recipe for rhubarb cake when I was working at Down House - a historic house in Kent where Charles Darwin lived for most of his life. We had an amazing garden kitchen which also had a large patch of heritage rhubarb. I wanted to create a recipe that would use the rhubarb as the main ingredients, as we had a bounty of rhubarb every year.

    Each day during the rhubarb season, I would walk down to the end of the garden after I finished my work and cut few stems of rhubarb. I was under strict instructions to make it look like 'nothing was missing', so I would spend a lot of time working out how to cut the best stems that were ready from each cluster. Fortunately the head gardener was a great fan of the rhubarb cake!

  4. Healthy pear muffin recipe

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    Easy Pear Muffin Recipe

    This is my favourite muffin recipe that's not only easy to make, but it's very healthy and taste delicious too. I always double up the recipe and bake two batches and then freeze most of the muffins. They are very easy to defrost over night and that way you only eat few at the time.

    If you don't have pears or don't fancy them, you can swap them for other firm fruit, such as apples. This recipe is also very easy to adapt if you don't have all the ingredients. For example, the bran or wheat bran can be just one type of bran or oats, you can also swap the flour for normal plain flour or use spelt or buckwheat flour if you want these muffins to be super healthy. 

  5. Christmas Baubles Cake Pops Recipe

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    Christmas Baubles Cake Pops

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    I've resisted to make cake pops for as long as I can remember. But I've been recently looking for a quick gift for a children party I was invited to and though, well, perhaps I can try these Christmas Baubles Cake Pops. I was quite impressed with my results and of course all the recipients loved them too. Well at least that's what I think, judging by the speed they disappeared from the sweet's table display at the party.