Chocolate sweet potato muffins

My brother absolutely loves chocolate muffins, they’ve been his favourite breakfast for as long as I can remember and my mum’s been buying them for him on special occasions for just as long. Now that we’ve all got a little healthier in my family he doesn’t have them quite so often, but when he goes to stay with our mum she’ll still buy him a packet as a treat. It’s the same with Mr H and my mother in law, she always always buys him crumpets for brekkie when we come to stay, so maybe it’s something all mothers do for their grown up sons. Continue reading


PB cup stuffed cupcakes with a chocolate mousse frosting

  • Peanut butter cups disappear like you’d never believe in my house. They just vanish. There’s a few people I think are guilty of pinching them when my back is turned, but I don’t like to make accusations, so I thought that perhaps I would hide them instead. I hid them at the back of the fridge…they found them. I hid them in the freezer…they found them. So I decided to hide them IN a chocolate cupcake. They’ll never find them there I thought! Continue reading
  • Barbie’s vanilla berry surprise cupcakes

    I’m a real girly girl – in my opinion you can NEVER have too much pink, it’s just not possible. I’m 30 years old, yet when I go into clothes shops I find myself drawn to the kids clothes section and wishing that some of their pink sparkly numbers came in my size. So when I gave birth to my daughter I was so excited that I could live my life through rose tinted everything vicariously through her. Turns out she’s a bit of a tomboy – sod’s law hey! Continue reading

    Gingerbread cupcakes with vanilla frosting 

    Ginger makes me think of a lot of lovely people;

    1) my grandpa, who used to use it by the tonne in his vegetable soups (they were delicious but boy did they make my nose run)

    2) my mum, who loves those boxes you get of dark chocolate covered crystallised gingers

    3) my dad, who always has a lemon and ginger tea when he comes over and the kettle’s on; and

    4) my lovely husband, who also uses it by the shedload when he makes us juices in the morning (yep, he’s a keeper) Continue reading

    Banana, blueberry & peanut butter breakfast muffins

    Breakfast on the go can be a bit of a struggle at the best of times, even more so if you’re trying to eat healthily while you’re at it. I’ve just about lost count of the number of times I’ve been running out the door and realised I haven’t managed to eat anything yet, which is why I always try to have something on hand which is breakfasty (ie energy boosting and not too sugary) as well as portable (so there goes porridge and chia pudding). Continue reading

    Hot cross cupcakes

    Easter is a fabulous time when it comes to delicious desserts and sweet treats, and whilst the majority are either chocolate-based and/or egg-shaped, there’s just something so delicious about hot cross buns. I don’t know if it’s because they feel so ‘traditional’ and have been around for so long, but there’s just something so comforting about them. Continue reading