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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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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Chocolate Honeycomb Cake

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It is safe to say that I have been a bit of a busy bee this Summer…

In a few weeks time I am leaving Edinburgh and moving up to Inverness where I will be going back to University to study Nursing. Therefore I have been busy working lots of overtime to try and save up money, packing up my flat and also spending lots of time with my friends and boyfriend before I leave. Unfortunately packing up my flat means that my cake tins, stand mixer and all other baking bits have been boxed up (sadly shared student kitchens and the Nursing student schedule are not really conducive with baking/blogging!) This means that this is the last bake I will be sharing for a while. I hope you like it…

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