Lemon and Raspberry Bars

Lemon and Raspberry Bars | Blueberry Kitchen

Lemon bars studded with fresh raspberries ~

I’m so in love with these bars, to me they taste like the perfect spring time treat! They have a sweet shortbread base and a tart, zesty lemon layer bursting with raspberries. These are one of my favourite things I’ve baked recently, so if you try making them I would love to know how you get on.

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Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes | Blueberry Kitchen

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Fudgy chocolate cupcakes topped with a luxurious chocolate fudge frosting ~

Ingredients –

For the cupcakes –
100g/ 3 1/2 oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
50g/ 2oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
120g/ 4oz/ 3/4 cup soft light brown sugar
1 egg
120g/ 4oz/ 3/4 cup plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
100ml/ 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the icing –
100g/ 3 1/2 oz dark chocolate
60g/ 2oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter
175g/ 6oz 1 1/4 cup icing sugar/ powdered sugar
50ml/ 1/4 cup whole milk

makes approx 6 cupcakes

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Mini Strawberries and Cream Layer Cakes for two

Mini Strawberries and Cream Layer Cakes | Blueberry Kitchen

Vanilla sponge cake filled with chantilly cream and fresh strawberries ~

These mini layer cakes are perfectly proportioned for two and are pretty easy and quick to make (they also taste totally delicious!) You start off with a simple vanilla sponge recipe cooked in a one layer cake tin. Then simply cut the sponge into circles (I used the bottom of a shot glass) and fill with freshly whipped vanilla cream and sliced strawberries. Any left over bits of sponge could be used to make mini trifles (recipe coming soon!)

Mini Strawberry and Cream Layer Cakes | Blueberry Kitchen

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