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Have you been good lately? Then you’re well-placed to receive a food treat from a friend or loved one soon. Lucky you, because treats are delicious!


A treat is generally a sweet smaller portion of food – like lollies, caramel ice-cream or red velvet cupcake , that is given as an unexpected gift. A treat can also be given for celebrations, such as cake for birthdays.

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By LexiLindley

Rate this recipe 4.1/5 (58 Votes)
Red velvet melting moments 1 Picture
Details

servings 10
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 90
Cooking time 23
Cost Average budget

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp red food colouring
  • 225g plain flour
  • 35g cocoa powder
  • 85g icing sugar
  • 30g cornflour
  • For the cream cheese icing
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 50g cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp lemon extract

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Classic melting moment biscuits married with red velvet cake and cream cheese icing

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Sieve the flour onto a baking board

  • 50g ground almonds
  • 50g ground hazelnuts
  • 280g flour
  • 70g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 200g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 5 packs of vanilla sugar
  • 0.5 cups icing sugar
3.5/5 (165 Votes)

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This recipe is inspired by one of my Christmas presents, The Kitchen Diaries II by Nigel Slater

  • 250g apple
  • peeled
  • cored and cut in to small pieces
  • 175g softened butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 255g plain flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of one lemon (optional)
  • 100g marzipan broken into small pieces
  • Crumble topping
  • 110g Plain flour
  • 75g butter
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
3.7/5 (150 Votes)

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A lovely gift for a friend

  • Icing Sugar
  • 400g
  • Oil of Peppermint
  • Whites of 2 medium eggs.
3.7/5 (142 Votes)

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The best chocolate cookies using drinking chocolate

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour/maida
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp hot chocolate powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon honey
4.8/5 (33 Votes)

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Place sugar, baking powder and eggs in a bowl and combine using a mixer

  • 5 eggs
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 5 apples
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 0.5 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Icing sugar to dust
3.4/5 (144 Votes)

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Vanilla and ChocChip Cupcakes are really hot favourites for desserts

  • 25g Butter
  • 75g Sugar
  • 250g Self Raising Flour
  • 225 ml milk (semi-skimmed or whole)
  • 1teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Egg
  • 20gm Cashew
  • 20gm Almond
  • 20gm Raisin
  • For Frosting
  • 50g butter
  • diced
  • at room temperature
  • 150-200g (1 cups) pure icing sugar
  • sifted
  • 30ml (1/5 cup) milk
3.4/5 (134 Votes)

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Swiss roulade, simply called swiss cream roll, is a light rolled thin sponge cake filled with whipped cream (any ty...

  • Sponge cake:
  • Large eggs --- 4
  • Egg yolk ---1
  • Corn flour --- 4 tablespoons
  • Granulated white sugar --- 1/2 cup
  • Pure vanilla extract --- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cream filling:
  • Whipping cream --- 1 cup
  • Pure vanilla extract --- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Granulated white sugar --- 2 tablespoons
3.4/5 (131 Votes)

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A banana recipe for people who don't like bananas

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 170g (6oz) (just) melted butter
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda in 1tbsp water
  • 170g (6oz) brown sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 255-285g (9 oz-10oz) plain flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
3.4/5 (132 Votes)

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A retro recipe for chocolate-studded biscuits with a soft squidgy middle - make plenty as they're guaranteed to be

  • 150g salted butter
  • softened
  • 80g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 80g granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 225g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks
5/5 (1 Votes)

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The colours of this fruit salad are really bright and vibrant and will make you feel as if you are on an exotic hol...

  • 200g Sweet Eve strawberries
  • 150g shelled pistachio nuts
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • Caster sugar for sprinkling
  • A small glass of Marsala
  • or sherry
  • or 4 tbsps rosewater.
3.9/5 (83 Votes)

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