Our Recipes
This is where we publish our loved, tried, tested and trusted recipes.

Use this simple recipe to create a Basic Cake which can be used for any size cupcake.


420g Self Raising Flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoons salt

310g Caster Sugar

130g butter or margarine 

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/4 cups milk

· Preheat oven to 350°F/180c

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5oz Unsalted Butter (or margarine)

5oz Caster Sugar

6oz SR flour

3 Eggs

1tsp Vanilla Extract

 A dash of food colouring if required.


Celebrate the 4th July with these lovely colourful cupcakes

From the Noble pig.com

adapted from Patrick Decker

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1-1/4 cups sugar
8 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1 cup milk
1/2 cup rainbow candy sprinkles

2 cups double cream
1/2 cup icing sugar
About 3/4 cup blueberries, to garnish
About 3/4 cup raspberries, to garnish

lots of popping candy!

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

  • 2/3 cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • cooking spray

  • Preheat oven to 350

  • In mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, and pecans

  • In another mixing bowl combine butter and eggs

  • Stir in flour mixture just until moistened. Grease 30 mini muffin cups and fill 3/4 full

  • Bake 20-25 minutes

  • Remove to cooling rack and cool


Following on from the trend in Cup cakes, these mini simnels will look lovely on your cake stand. Use a bun tin or a even a whoopie pie tin

175g butter, softened,

175g caster sugar,

3 medium eggs,

225g plain flour sifted,

1 tsp baking powder,

1 tsp mixed spice,

350g luxury mixed dried fruit,

100g chopped walnuts or almonds,

grated zest and juice of 1 orange,

100g natural almond paste, cubed.

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