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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Jammie Dodger Cupcakes

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I think I subliminally decided to do a Jammie Dodger themed bake following Flushed Away’s appearance on Netflix the other week. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a film about a posh rat called Roddy who ends up being flushed away into the underground sewer world of Ratropolis. While down there he meets another rat called Rita, who runs a scavenging business from her boat, which just so happens to be called the Jammy Dodger.

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