Toffee Apple Cake

Ooooh where do I start??! It’s a delicious take on a traditional Toffee Apple and adding the toffee sauce just sends it into another dimension. A wonderfully moist and spicy cake which is surprisingly easy to make.

If you don’t like dates, don’t worry. You can’t taste them. They add moistness and that great sticky toffee flavour.

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Cranberry Flapjacks – Gluten Free

I got such a shock when I saw the original recipe lists 225g of sugar for these flapjacks! I’m not sure you would taste anything other than pure sweetness if that was to happen so I changed it a bit. Originally I left out two of the ingredients thinking I was adding sweetness by using them but as they are not great at holding their shape, I would change that next time. I wanted to keep these flapjacks lower in sugar and so I greatly reduced the sugar from the original recipe and left out the chocolate but next time all the sugar will be left out!

 

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Pecan Pie Blondies

I love everything pecan and pecan pie is up there with the best of them. This blondies version just goes up a notch with the addition of white chocolate. It just gets better and better. Originally a recipe from Baking Heaven, it’s a classic Pecan Pie flavour with delicious cinnamon and vanilla. The glaze to finish is a touch of genius so don’t leave it out.

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Popcorn Caramel Brownies – Gluten Free

This is not for the fainthearted! It’s rich, decadent, luxurious, delicious and quite sinful. But it’s oh so worth it! Originally I saw a video from Dr. Oetker showing how to make this and managed to get the ingredients listed and method tested to get a result. Oh and did I mention it’s gluten free?! Yes indeed you won’t believe it but it is!

If you like your chocolate very rich and full on then use all dark chocolate or for a slightly less full on chocolate effect, you can opt for half dark and half milk. If you only use milk chocolate, it will probably be too sweet when combined with the caramel layer.

There are a couple of options with the ingredients if you can’t get the original ones and they all worked for me so that makes things a little easier. It’s not a complicated recipe but is made in stages so you need a little more time.

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Oat & Blueberry Cookies

In no time, bake a batch of these lovely soft and slightly chewy cookies using fresh or dried blueberries. They are full of oaty goodness and I’ve reduced the sugar substantially from the original recipe. They still taste lovely! If you like, you can drizzle melted white chocolate over the top of each cookie for a very pretty display.

For a change, why not add dried cranberries, sweet sultanas or raisins and keep everyone happy. When using these dried fruits, I find they are plenty sweet enough so the need for processed sugar is not required.

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Chocolate Orange Cookies

There’s a lovely baker called Jane who adores anything that has the combination of chocolate and orange and she regularly uses Terry’s Chocolate Orange to create wonderful recipes! I find Jane’s Patisserie a great source for those recipes that tend to create lasting memories and her Chocolate Orange Cookies are certainly one of those!

They are a wonderful combination of crispy edge and soft, chewy centre and are seriously, seriously good! I bought a second box so I could place a wedge on top of each cookie but that’s up to you. They do add something very special to the finished product though ….

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Nutella Chocolate Traybake

I’ll give you a little warning before you make this cake. It’s rich, it’s full on and it’s for true chocolate lovers. It’s really gooey and has a surprise centre of soft, creamy Nutella just for extra decadence!

I make this recipe in a baking tray so it can be cut into squares to share out.

You need 16 tablespoons of Nutella and it’s easiest to spray the measuring spoon with some oil beforehand to make it simpler to measure out without ending up covered in sticky Nutella 🙂

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