White Chocolate Day

White chocolate is something people seem to either love or hate. Hopefully you all love it and want to take advantage of these great recipes, they’re yummy! x

White Chocolate Brownies

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(apparently these are also called ‘blondies’) 

Ingredients

  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 225g melted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 150g plain flour, sifted
  • 225g white chocolate, chopped
  • 100g macadamia nuts, chopped
Preparation method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a 20cm/8in square cake tin with butter.
  2. For the blondie;, in a bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs until pale and fluffy. Beat in the melted butter a little at a time, making sure each addition of butter is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  3. Add the flour and carefully fold it into the mixture using a metal spoon.
  4. Add the chopped white chocolate and macadamia nuts and carefully fold them into the mixture.
  5. Spoon the blondie batter into the prepared cake tin and shake gently until level. Transfer the tin to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  6. Once cooled, carefully remove the blondies from the tin, cut into squares and serve on a large serving plate.

 

White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies

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Makes 18 cookies

Ingredients

225g softened butter

150g caster sugar

250g self raising flour

1 large eggs

100g white chocolate broken into pieces

50g chopped raspberries (I put my raspberries in the freezer for a little while first-it stops them adding too much moisture to the mix)

 

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until soft.
  3. Beat in the egg  and a little of the flour.
  4. Mix in the rest of the flour.
  5. Fold in the chopped raspberries and chocolate.
  6. Shape cookies with floured hands, or use an ice cream scoop if you want them all the same size.
  7. Place on a non stick baking liner.
  8. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden.
  9. Leave to cool and firm up on the baking tray.

We hope you enjoy baking these yummy treats and let us know if you have any recipes you want to share!

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Stand Up To Cancer

“Stand Up To Cancer Day works to heighten the profile of research into cancer remedies and cures, to raise the funds available to back this research and to bring together the best teams of scientists and experts, removing obstacles to their progress.

We can all do our bit to stand up to cancer, so today consider donating to the cause, get involved by raising money or helping out with one of the many charities and initiatives working to provide treatment, research and support, and most of all, honour and remember those who have been affected by the disease.”

This week in Cake-Cetera HQ, we have been working alongside MacMillan Cancer to promote their ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ which will take place on Friday 27th September. We made a giant banana and oat cupcake, topped with natural yoghurt and fresh fruit for Olympic runner Freya Ross, as well as prepping 400 cupcakes for an exciting photoshoot with Carol Smillie! We had lots of cupcakes left over so donated them to the hardworking staff at Kilbryde Hospice and left with that nice warm fuzzy feeling.

If you want to host a coffee morning you can sign up here: http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk or you can go along to a local public event.

Here’s a wee link to runner Freya Ross and her healthy cupcake that we made: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/healthy-cake-wont-dent-freyas-cancer-cash-bid-135893n.22110238

Try out Freya’s yummy banana and oat cupcakes  for yourself:

Ingredients

Serves : 12 muffins

  • 200g plain flour
  • 80g porridge oats
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 175ml milk
  • 75ml vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250g mashed bananas

Directions

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min

  1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir in the milk, oil and vanilla. Add the mashed banana and combine thoroughly. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases and divide the batter among them.
  3. Bake at 200 C / Gas 6 for 18 to 20 minutes.
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