Mini Egg Cupcakes

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Easter is always a wondrous time for bakers. We are inundated with a plethora of different chocolate treats to add to our creations, ranging from the classic Creme Egg to the luxurious Lindt bunny. However for me it’s the humble Mini Egg that will always come out on top.

Less sickly than the Creme Egg and less showy than the Lindt Bunny, Mini Eggs have always stood the test of time. Growing up in the UK, I don’t think any childhood would be complete without making Easter ‘nests’ out of melted chocolate and cereal, topped off with a few of these bad boys.

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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

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With a 3000 word essay due it seemed like the perfect time to procrastinate by doing a bit of baking.

I needed a simple recipe that was easy to do in my student flat so cupcakes seemed like the obvious choice. It was a toss up between two festive favourites; Ferrero Rocher or Chocolate Orange. However with the smallest box of Ferrero Rocher costing £5.50 my meagre budget was much better suited to the humble Chocolate Orange coming in at £1.25.

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Apple and Blackberry Crumble Cupcakes

 

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These cupcakes were made from blackberries foraged from the hedgerows and apples grown in the garden. This got me thinking about what other interesting things I could potentially forage/grow to put in cakes. Raspberries and strawberries would be the obvious choices. However in terms of foraging for more interesting things like bilberries and cranberries.. after some research I came to the conclusion that I would most likely end up poisoning someone. So many berries look alike and anyone who knows me knows it would be just my luck to accidentally confuse the deadly ones with the safe ones!

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Blueberry and Lemon Cupcakes

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I am back…temporarily. Since my last blog post I have completed my first year of nurse training and I go back to start my second year in a week! I have been staying at home for the summer holidays and working in the local hospital as an auxiliary nurse.While being at home I thought I should make the most of having a proper kitchen to bake in before I go back to the joys of living in student halls.

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