Low fat chocolate cheesecake!

Hello everyone!

I love cheesecake a lot. The only problem is that when I am eating it, I can never fully enjoy it as I am always thinking about how much fat is in it. This is why I made a low fat one so we can enjoy it more! I hope you like it!

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You will need:

150g (5 oz) digestive biscuits

45g (1  1/2  oz) unsalted butter

110g (4 oz) caster sugar

120ml low fat double cream

150g (5 oz) dark chocolate, melted

2 tablespoons cocoa powder mixed with 1/2 tablespoon hot water

200g (7 oz) low fat cream cheese

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Method:

  1. Crush the digestive biscuits and mix with the melted butter. Then add 1 tablespoon of the caster sugar.
  2. Press the mixture into a baking tin and refrigerate.
  3. Whip the low fat double cream until it is has soft peaks.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate and cool it down for about 30 seconds before pouring it in to the cream.
  5. The add the cocoa powder mix and blend well. set this mixture aside.
  6. Beat the low fat cream cheese and sugar together until it is well combined. Now fold in the cream and chocolate mixture and mix thoroughly.
  7. Spread this into the tin on top of the refrigerated biscuits. (I put sprinkles on but you don’t have to). Freeze it for about an hour.
  8. Refrigerate for another 30 mins and then serve.

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I really do hope you love this no-bake low fat chocolate cheesecake recipe as much as I do! The prep time is fairly long but I definitely think it is worth is!

Hope you liked it!

Beon xxx

 

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Lemon cake with lemon buttercream and icing!

Hello everyone!

Today I decided to share a delicious lemon cake recipe with you. It is easy and quick to make and it tastes amazing! This is probably my favourite type of cake ever so I am really exited to shoe you how I make it. I hope you like it!

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You will need:

175g butter or margarine

175g caster sugar

3 eggs

175g flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 lemons

(For the buttercream)

1/2 lemon

200g icing sugar

100g unsalted butter, softened

(For the icing)

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

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Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Line 2 baking tins with grease proof paper.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Whisk the 3 eggs and add to the bowl.
  4. Now gently fold in the flour.
  5. Grate the zest of the two lemons and add it to the mixture. Squeeze out 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and stir it in.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly into the tins and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

(For the butercream)

  1. Beat together the butter and half of the icing sugar.
  2. Add the lemon juice.
  3. Now add in the other half of icing sugar and beat until smooth.

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(For the icing)

  1. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice to the icing sugar and mix.
  2. Now add a few drops of water to the mixture and fold it in until smooth. Then, pour it all over the top of the cake.

I really do recommend you trying out this cake recipe as it is my favourite recipe ever! This cake is so light, fluffy and delicious so you should definitely give it a go!

I hope you enjoy it!

Beon xxx

 

 

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream!

Hello everyone!

The last post I did was a cupcake recipe and everyone seemed to like them! So I thought I would make some more only this time they would be chocolate ones. 🙂  These cupcakes are so delicious and really fun to make. I hope you enjoy them!

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You will need:

100g plain flour

20g cocoa powder

140g caster sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

40g butter

1 egg

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

110ml milk

For the chocolate buttercream:

600g icing sugar

200g unsalted butter

80g cocoa

80ml milk

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Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the flour, cocoa and baking powder and mix until smooth.
  4. Now whisk the milk, egg and vanilla in a jug. Add half of the mixture and mix it in. then add the other half and beat together on a high speed to remove any lumps. Try not to over mix.
  5. Carefully, pour the mixture into 12 cases and cook in the oven for around 20 mins or springy to the touch. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

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For the chocolate buttercream:

  1. Stir the icing sugar and cocoa powder together in a bowl.
  2. Add the butter and half of the icing sugar and cocoa together.
  3. Now add the other half of the icing sugar and cocoa together. Beat it until fully combined.
  4. Turn the mixer onto a low speed and gradually add the milk. Now whisk the mixture until it is light and fluffy.
  5. Use a piping bag and nozzle to pipe the buttercream on top of your cakes and decorate them with whatever you want.

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I really hope you enjoy these quick but delicious cupcakes. They are one of my favourite things to eat so I would definitely recommend you trying these out at home!

I hope you enjoy them!

Beon xxx

Simple vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing!

 

Hello everyone!

I decided to share the easiest cupcake recipe with you all today as they are one of my favourite things to eat! These tasty treats have a quick and fun prep time and a fantastic outcome to share with everyone!

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You will need:

110g/4oz  butter or margarine

110g/4oz caster sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

110g/4oz self raising flour

1 tbsp milk

 

(For the icing)

140g/50z butter, softened

280g/10 oz icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp milk

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Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  3. Mix the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Then gently add in the flour, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Using a spatula or spoons, evenly distribute the cake mix into the prepared cases.
  6. Bake the cupcakes in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown on top and a skewer comes out clean.
  7. For the butter icing, beat the butter in a bowl until it becomes soft and paler in colour.
  8. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  9. Then add the other half of the icing sugar and mix that well in until the mixture is  combined and creamy.                                                                                                                 P1040993.JPG

These cupcakes are perfect to make with your family at home as they are quick and simple. This is probably my favourite recipe for cupcakes so I would definitely recommend you trying these out.

I hope you enjoy them!

Beon xxx

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Hello everyone!

I was reading through my posts and I noticed that I haven’t yet done a classic Victoria sponge! This is probably the most simple but yummy recipe and I use this all the time. I hope that you like it!

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You will need:

(Cake)

225g/8oz caster sugar

225g/8oz self raising flour

225g/8oz butter

1tsp baking powder

(Buttercream)

140g/5oz butter, softened

280g/10 oz icing sugar

1 tbsp milk

 

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Line 2 baking tins with greaseproof paper.
  3. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Then add the sugar, flour and baking powder and combine until smooth.
  5. Now gently pour the mixture into the prepared tins evenly.
  6. Place the tins in the oven for around 20-25 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Once the cakes are ready to come out of the oven, leave them to cool completely on a wire rack.

 

(For the butter icing)

  1. Beat the butter in a bowl until it is soft and light.
  2. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until it is smooth
  3. Add the remaining icing sugar and beat the mixture until smooth and creamy. Add the milk if necessary tho loosen the mixture.

 

On top of the cake I also put about 1/2 cup of icing sugar and a few drops of water in a bowl and I mixed it until it was thick and creamy.

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This is simple to make and delicious to eat so it is a great cake to make at home with your family.

I really hope you like this recipe as much as I do!

Beon xxx

 

Walnut and Banana Bread

Hello everybody! Happy summer! I hope you are all having a fabulous time. I have recently made  banana bread and I wanted to share the recipe with you as it is so delicious! I hope you like it!

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You will need:

75ml cold pressed oil

125g plain yoghurt

10g granola

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 ripe bananas

1/2 tsp yeast

150g whole meal bread flour

200g walnuts (optional)

120g dates

1 eating apple

1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

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1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/ Gas 4. Line a cake tin with greaseproof paper.

2. Place the oil, yoghurt, vanilla extract, peeled bananas and eggs into a food processor until smooth.

3. Add the flour, baking powder, yeast, walnuts, granola and dates and pulse until combined.

4. Grate the apple and then gently stir it in.

5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before eating.P1040863

I hope you liked it!

Beon xxx

Gluten free vanilla cake

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Hello everyone!

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, I have been super busy! I decided to do a moist, vanilla cake that is yet again gluten free! This is one of the most delicious cakes I have ever tried and it is so easy to make! I hope that you enjoy it!

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You will need:

1  1/2 cups of gluten free flour

1  1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

A drop of milk

5 table spoons maple syrup

Betty Crocker chocolate fudge icing. (Optional)

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Method:

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line two cake tins with baking paper.
    2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then add the flour and baking powder.
    3. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add them to the mix.
    4. Then, stir in the vanilla extract, maple syrup and milk and stir mixture with an electric whisk.
    5. Pour the mixture into two separate tins and put in the oven for 30 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before spreading on your icing if you wish to do so.

I hope that you will enjoy this cake just as much as I do! It is simple to make, fun to bake and delicious to eat! I hope you enjoy it!

Beon xx

Sticky gluten-free flapjacks

Hello again everyone!

I have been thinking for a while on what my next post should be about and I decided to make some really simple flapjacks. These are excellent for packed lunches and are super easy to make! Again these are gluten free and as delicious as ever! I hope that you enjoy making them!

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You will need:

125g of butter or margarine (I used margarine)

100g of golden sugar

4-5 tablespoons of golden syrup (depends how gooey you want it)

250g of oats

40g of sultanas or raisins (optional)

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Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C / gas mark 4
  • In a saucepan over a low heat, combine he butter, sugar and syrup.
  • Measure out your oats and sultanas and place them into a large bowl, occasionally stirring your mixture.
  • Now combine the oats and sultanas to the liquid until everything is coated.
  • Pour into a baking tin and put into the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove flapjack from the oven when it is a golden brown colour on top. Leave to cool before servingP1040133.JPGI hope that you enjoy these flapjacks as they are really easy and quick to prepare. (But most importantly, DELICIOUS to eat!)
    Beon xx

Gluten-free chocolate brownies

Hello again everyone!

I decided to change things up a little and bake a delicious brownie today! This brownie has a very quick prep time and a fantastic outcome. You should definitely try these tasty little beasts out at home!

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You will need:

150g dark/milk chocolate

100g butter

100g sugar

50g corn flour

3 eggs

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 Method:

    1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
    2. Add the combined sugar and corn flour.
    3. Then add the egg yolks into the mix leaving the egg whited in another bowl.
    4. Whip the egg whites until they form a light mousse.
    5. Gently add the egg whites into the mix and fold in with the mixture.
    6. Pour the mixture into a baking tin. (Lined with baking paper.)
    7. Cook in the oven (do NOT pre-heat) at 180 C for 30-35 minutes.P1040068These brownies have a soft gooey texture and could be heated up for a warm, chocolatey dessert. I hope that you like them!

      Beon xx

Gluten free vanilla cookies!

Hi guys! I am very exited to say that this is my first ever blog post! I am really looking forwards to sharing my recipes with you and for my first post, I have decided to show you how to make these easy, heart shaped vanilla cookies that are also gluten and egg free!

Enjoy!

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I decided to bake some gluten free vanilla cookies today! These are really simple to make and really quick to bake so I would definitely recommend trying them out. This recipe usually serves around 18 people and are 100% gluten and egg free!

You will need:

100g (4 oz) margarine

75g (3 oz) caster sugar

175g (6 oz) gluten-free self raising flour

50g (2 oz) chocolate chips (optional)

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons milk

A drop of vanilla essence

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Method:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4.

2. Measure out the margarine and sugar. Place both in a bowl together and beat until soft and fluffy.

3. Now add in the flour, chocolate chips, syrup and mix well and combine into a dough (I did this with my hands).

4. Place dough onto baking tray in walnut sized balls. I cut mine into little hearts but you can do whatever you wish.

5. Put the cookies into the oven for 9-10 minutes until they have turned a warm, golden brown colour. Then take them out of the oven and leave them on a wire rack to cool.

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These biscuits are a sweet enjoyable snack which I’m sure will appeal to children. When making the dough, if the mixture becomes sticky and difficult to work with, add some more flower to the mix and try again.

It can always be difficult to find foods that can fit your dietary needs and sometimes, the things that do fit them don’t taste very nice at all! It is important, no matter what diet you are on, that you need to consume some meals that you  enjoy. Egg and gluten allergies are extremely common but there are barely any products that don’t contain them! This is why I decided to post this recipe to all those cookie lovers that struggle to find simple way to make some tasty snacks.

I hope you enjoy these!

Beon x