Hokey Pokey Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting



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These are my favorite Hokey Pokey Cupcakes. They taste great as a dessert either on there own or served with ice cream and cream. Get creative with these and add some caramel sauce.

The recipe can be found at Juliescafebakery.com under Hokey Pokey Cupcakes

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Healthy Gluten Free, Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet in Under 45 Minutes

Healthy Chicken, Cheesy Taco Skillet

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I am a big fan of chicken and this recipe deserves its place in my collections. Its a mix of chicken veggies rice beans and herbs. The rice is cooked separately but the rest is combined into one skillet giving it a unique and might i say delicious taste.

I love the addition of cheese as i am a big fan of cheese however if you are a little worried about the calories, only a little cheese is used or you may omit this from the recipe. The recipe is pretty straightforward and easy to follow and can be found here Healthy Gluten Free, Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet in Under 45 Minutes

I say give it a try with only 45 minutes cooking time its a pretty quick and easy recipe to do. If you don’t have the time now then visit here Healthy Gluten Free, Cheesy Chicken Taco Skillet in Under 45 Minutes and bookmark the page so you can come back at a later time to try it out.

4 Ingredients Easy Baked Garlic Chicken Breast in Less Than 30 Minutes!

4 Ingredients Easy Baked Garlic Chicken Breast in Less Than 30 Minutes!

Ok so this is not a dessert, but its easy and i cooked it last night for tea. This Baked Garlic Chicken Breast  recipe is superb. The caramelized garlic along with herbs give a sweet and unique taste thats well worth the 30 minutes to make including baking. I added some Italian herbs i had and a little black pepper but you can add whatever you like. If you want to know how to cook chicken breasts to perfection check out this post here on How To Cook Chicken Breasts to Perfection. Its a really good read and will provide some insight into how you can get the most succulent chicken breasts everytime. I love my chicken breasts moist! Just take a look at the photographs below and you will see how delicious it looks. Easy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe with Caramelized GarlicHere is the ingredients below for this wonderful recipe. Most people will have these simple ingredients in their kitchen. I used some Italian herbs as i had these on hand but you may have a different herb or herbs that you prefer.

Easy Baked Garlic Chicken Breasts Recipe Ingredients

You will need: 4 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts 4 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil 4 Cloves of Garlic, Minced and whatever other herbs you like ( I used some Italian herb mix) ingredients-bakedchickenbreast Preheat the oven or stove to 450 F (200 C) and place the chicken breasts onto some tin cooking foil which has had some oil sprayed onto it. i used a little olive oil. placedchickenbreastsontogreasedfoil Saute the minced garlic and olive oil until tender and warm. Remove from heat. sauteemincedgarlicTo see the rest of the instructions and ingredients please goto Easy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe with Caramelized Garlic in Less Than 30 Minutes – Only 4 Ingredients @ Juliescafebakery.com I added a few vegetables while the chicken breasts were cooking and viola i had a meal fit for a king (or queen) bakedchicken Please share and reblog this as its such a great simple recipe that everyone should have in their pantry.

How To Start a Food Blog Easy

I wanted to share this with you. Many of you may be wanting to start your own food blog but not sure what to do.

Its not that hard to start your own food blog and in fact its quite profitable if you do it right.

how to start a food blogFirst you need a good camera. I use a canon DSLR to do my food photography. Food blogging is all about the pictures then the recipe. Its best to use your own pictures and not someone elses.

Second you need a good host and a good theme. I use wordpress as its free and has some pretty good themes. But you may like to get your own domain and do a self hosted wordpress site as well.

Traffic and visitors are really important to any food blog and so getting your photographs shared on facebook and sites such as foodgawker. com is essential.

For more info check out How To Start a Food Blog

Also check out this video testimonial entitled How To Start a Food Blog and Make Money

Cute Bumblee Cupcakes

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You just got to love these cupcakes – so cute. Bumblee is a bumblebee as you may have guessed and he is just too good looking to eat. Love to kno what you think. Leave a comment below saying weather or not i should eat him.

This cupcake and many more pictures of bumblee and the recipe all can be found on my good friends site AppetizerGirl.com

They can be made very quickly in under 30 minutes although the icing might take a little longer – but get the kids to help. They love to make these cupcakes.

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes with Frosting – Delicious

velvetcupcakesEasy Red Velvet Cupcakes with Frosting

i have a weakness for cupcakes. i just love the so many designs and feel they are simply a piece of fine art. These cupcakes are no exception. I have kept it simple but you can get more creative with the frosting and garnish. This one has a simple cream cheese frosting along with a piece of flake on top.

The recipe below should make about 40 or so cupcakes.

  • 1/2 cup of fresh buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 tsp of white or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp of red food coloring
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 3 tsp of cocoa powder
  •  (8 oz) package of fresh softened cream cheese
  • 1 stick of softened margarine (or butter if you prefer)
  • 1 (16 oz) box of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

velvetcupcakes For the recipe instructions check out the recipe by clicking here

red velvet cupcakesPlease leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

Recipe found on Appetizergirl.com @ Red Velvet Cupcakes

Happy Face Blueberry Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream

Happy Face Blueberry Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream

Its been a little while since i made a post. I have been busy with alot of catching up to do so to start the ball rolling we made some happy face cupcakes. These are real simple to make and the kids just love them.  Total time to make just 25 minutes, which should suit your busy schedule. Please let us know what you think of the recipe.

Adapted from: JuliesCafeBakery.com @ Blueberry Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream


1/2 cup butter ( 125g )
1/2 cup sugar ( raw, 125g )
2 eggs ( medium sized )
3/4 cup flour ( 175g )
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup blueberries ( 50g )
For the full recipe directions check out JuliesCafeBakery.com

Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Sour Cream

easy blueberry muffin recipeI happen to really love muffins and blueberries so blueberry muffins would have to be one of the ideal breakfast or comfort foods for me. I dont like spending alot of time with my recipes so with only 15 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to bake these can be whipped up in around 40 minutes.

These are so delicious with some butter and of course a cup of freshly made coffee! Treat yourself and give this one a go.

Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Sour Cream Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of seasalt
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of raw butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

Recipe method can be found on Easy Blueberry Muffins by Julie Young. This site also has a great deal of cupcake recipes that you might like to try and also alot of baking hints.

Also try this Blueberry Muffin Recipe on blogher.

Quick Cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones From Scratch

cupcakes in ice cream cones from scratchCupcakes in Ice Cream Cones From Scratch

This is a real easy treat for the kids and they even like helping to make them. If you have ever wondered how to make those cupcakes in ice cream cones for your kids parties then here is the simple recipe and method all from scratch. Alot of the basic ingredients such as cake mix and frosting can actually be store-bought or you can make your own if you prefer.

For Cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones From Scratch you will need:

  • Store-bought or some home-made cake batter of your choice
  • Fresh Ice cream cones
  • Fresh Frosting of choice
  • Cup of Sprinkles (Optional)

The preparation time is under 15 minutes and the cooking time is around 15 minutes so total time is under 30 minutes.

The method can be found here at cupcakes in ice cream cones on Julies Blog

A step by step method is supplied with pictures for each step. So its really easy to follow and the difficulty level is easy. So no excuses for not giving this one a go and the kids will love you for it.

I also found the recipe cupcakes in ice cream cones on blogher

Please leave a comment below and let us know what you think. Better still please reblog and share this recipe.

Easy Red Currant Cupcakes with Redcurrant Frosting

redcurrant cupcakesRed Currant Cupcakes

These are easy to make and so simple that your children could make them in about 30 mins from start to finish. Better still get your children to make them. The preparation is only 15 minutes and baking time is around 15 minutes. Give this a try and let me know how you get on.


  • 125g Whole Butter that has been  at room temperature
  • 125g of Unrefined muscovado sugar
  • 2 Egg  (organic and free range is always  best)
  • 125g  of Self raising white flour (for extra nutrition try a wholemeal flour)
  • 2tbsp Milk (pasturized or raw)

Cupcake Icing

  • 100g Redcurrants and also a few extra for decorating the cupcakes
  • 300g Unrefined golden icing sugar


You can find the full method and recipe here at Redcurrant Cupcakes By Julie. Please check it out and leave a comment below.