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A birthday is a great way to not only celebrate the yearly anniversary of someone’s birth but to eat plenty of delicious birthday food too!
Easy-to-eat snack or finger foods are among the most popular at parties, such as such as; ice-cream cake, red velvet cupcake , roly poly jam rolls, fairy bread and more!


It is also a wonderful occasion to create a large cake for the birthday boy or girl to enjoy with friends or family.

Happy Birthday!

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By abby99jones

Rate this recipe 3.8/5 (117 Votes)
Ultimate Chocolate Cake 1 Picture
Details

servings 14
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 60
Cost Average budget

  • 200g good quality dark chocolate
  • about 60% cocoa solids
  • 200g butter
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 85g self-raising flour
  • 85g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 75ml buttermilk (5 tbsp)
  • grated chocolate or curls
  • to decorate
  • For the ganache
  • 200g good quality dark chocolate
  • as above
  • 284ml carton double cream (pouring type)
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar

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Indulge yourself with Angela Nilsen's heavenly moist and fudgy chocolate cake - perfect for celebrations - birthday

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The best Kinder Bueno cheesecake in 5 easy steps! A perfect cake to impress at birthdays and special occasions

  • 300g biscuits (digestive is best)
  • 150g butter not margarine
  • 350mls of fresh whipped cream
  • 450g philadelphia cheese
  • 150g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 5 - 6 Kinder Bueno chocolate bars
4.2/5 (453 Votes)

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Sinfully good... combining a chocolate bar we all know and love, with a classic sponge

  • 3 - 8 Kinder Bueno - dependant on cake decoration (see step 5)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small yoghurt tub
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 sups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 sachet of yeast
  • A handful of chocolate chips
3.8/5 (396 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a muffin tray with cupcake cases

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 115g plain flour
  • sifted twice
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 80ml sour cream
  • 4 tbsp strong espresso
  • cooled
  • For the chocolate frosting
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature.
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1/3 tsp salt.
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract.
  • 250g icing sugar.
  • 2 tbsp whole milk.
  • 2 tbsp double cream.
  • For the gingerbread
  • 450g plain flour
  • plus extra to dust.
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
  • 2 tsp ground ginger.
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon.
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg.
  • ¼ tsp salt .
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature.
  • 100g granulated sugar.
  • 160ml unsulphured molasses or black treacle.
  • 1 large egg.
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • finely grated.
  • White icing pen.
  • For the decoration
  • Cocoa powder (for the 'soil').
  • Ready-made small white fondant flowers
4.6/5 (95 Votes)

Spider-Man Birthday Cake

Spider-Man Birthday Cake Blogger Recipe

By TheGbMum, The Gingerbread Mum

For some reason (I’m trying to think of something other than laziness) it always takes me ages to blog about birt...

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Delicious, smooth velvety cupcakes! The perfect little dessert for birthdays, parties or just for a snack! Kinder B...

  • For the cupcakes
  • 90g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp white cheese
  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 35g of sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 6 cups
  • For the topping
  • 250g of mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 3 bars of Kinder Bueno (2 for the topping and 1 for the decoration)
  • Nutella
3.6/5 (173 Votes)

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Raspberry Red Velvet Cakes with Rose Water Frosting

  • For the cakes:
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 30g butter
  • softened
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp red food colouring (I used a 'Christmas Red' paste from hobbycraft)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 60ml buttermilk
  • 75g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp dried raspberry pieces (small) plus extra for decorating
  • For the frosting:
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • softened
  • 60g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • edible silver glitter
3.9/5 (118 Votes)

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pre heat oven on 180 sprinkle flour on clean work space and rolling pin cut pastry in half, put one half to the s...

  • Jus Roll Ready to Use Puff Pastry 500g
  • Morrisons Irish Recipe Sausages 20 Pack
  • plain flour
  • milk
  • water
3.4/5 (151 Votes)

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1) Melt the butter, chocolate and syrup in a heavy based saucepan

  • 110g soft unsalted butter
  • plus 1 tbsp
  • 290g plain chocolate
  • broken into pieces
  • 60ml golden syrup
  • 230g plain hard and crunchy biscuits
  • 450g mini marshmallows
4.2/5 (83 Votes)

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Soak the sultanas in water or banana liqueur for at least an hour or overnight if possible

  • 125g Butter
  • 281g Castor sugar
  • 300g bananas (ripe)
  • 188g evaporated milk
  • 219g sultanas
  • 200g Dove's Farm gluten free plain flour
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 100g pecan nuts
  • Optional banana liqueur
3.5/5 (144 Votes)

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Melt the chocolate with the butter

  • 100g of dark chocolatek
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 120g sugar
  • A vanilla sachet
  • A baking bag
  • 100g butter
  • 5 cups of plain flour
  • 1 box of sweetened condensed milk
  • 120g of coconut
3.3/5 (158 Votes)

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Delicious Beetroot cupcakes decorated with pink butter icing and chocolate balls

  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 150g SR Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g cooked beetroot (grated)
  • 50g melted dark chocolate
  • For decorations:
  • 70g butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • A drop of pink food colouring
  • Chocolate balls
  • Grated cooked beetroot
3.5/5 (142 Votes)

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