The Bakinglady 

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Funky monkey tray bake

Posted by me on October 27, 2020 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (190)

Over the last few nights I have been fantasising about a frosting containing toasted coconut and oven roasted squidgy marshmallows, I could almost taste it, the thoughts were that vivid!!! But what to put it on? What cake would be worthy of it’s awesomeness??? Friends, romans, countrymen.... I give you

2 large very, very ripe, brown and squi...

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Sticky Ginger and orange Parkin

Posted by me on October 4, 2020 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (110)

Having two recipes for the same cake, isn't a hardship as far as I'm concerned, the more yummy cake love in the world the better!!! I have added this second Parkin recipe with a zesty orange twist because it's just sooooooo good and absolutely perfect for cold, frosty days when your tummy needs an edible hug ❤️

170g self raising flou...

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Chocolate caramel, crispy slice

Posted by me on October 4, 2020 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (102)

This yummy slice is one of the easiest and quickest sweet treats to knock up... perfect for children's birthday party's too, just sprinkle with some bright and colourful sugar sprinkles and cut into small squares ❤️❤️❤️

350g mars bars or any other caramel/nougat/chocolate bar - chopped into small pieces

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Peanut butter mallow cornflake cake

Posted by me on September 9, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (106)

This simple recipe is great fun to get the children involved with ( adult supervision required when melting the mallows) and they can be squished into one big cake or bar, or spooned into individual paper cases, perfect for party's and picnics...

80g  butter 

125g crunchy or smooth peanut butter 

280g marshmallows divide...

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Wham-Bam Lam-ingtons

Posted by me on August 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (97)

Wham -Bam - Laming-tons are the Ozzie version of a traditional English Madeleine cake, the good thing about them is you don’t need any fancy schmancy baking tins, just a square baking tin and so are much easier to make. I love them served for afternoon tea, and sometimes in the summer, I decorate them with fresh edible flowers, violas or even rose...

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Minty Nanaimo bars

Posted by me on June 11, 2020 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (195)

I have no idea on the history behind these yummy, scrummy squares of minty and chocolate gorgeousness but they are one of my absolute favourite traybakes to munch on , especially when the weather gets a little colder and the evenings a little shorter. Snuggle up under the duvet with a good book, a warm mug of Ovaltine and a piece of this.... you can tha...

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No bake flapjack

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (94)

No bake flapjack

420g rolled oats - porridge oats....NOT READY BREK type oats

60g desiccated coconut

160g Branflakes crushed with your hands but not pulverised!

150g sugar, I used soft light brown sugar but you can use any sugar at all

300g golden syrup or honey, corn syrup,maple syrup or agave syrup

150g margarine or...

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Grasmere Gingerbread

Posted by me on October 9, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (101)

An hour’s drive away up the M6 motorway from the Market town of Chorley in Lancashire (where I live) is the beautiful Cumbrian village of Grasmere, nestled amoungst the hills and mountains of some of the most picturesque scenery in the English Lake district. It is Famous for two things, the Poet William Wordsworth who lived in the village for four...

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15s an Irish Institution... Traditional & caramel and toasted coconut

Posted by me on September 20, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (98)

If you happen to visit Northern Ireland you will find this lovely fridge cake on every tea time table and on every café menu.

It’s called a fifteen because there is almost no weighing involved, you just count out 15 of each ingredient, which is perfect if you can’t be bothered getting the weighing scales out.

I have made a ...

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Banoffi cheesecake brownie with crispy bacon and caramel drizzle

Posted by me on June 19, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (93)

( serves 12 ) free from gluten

225g plain 70% chocolate, broken into small pieces

225g butter

200g soft light dark brown sugar

3 medium eggs

150g ground almonds

For the cheesecake swirl

180g full fat cream cheese

1 small very ripe banana (the browner and squidgier, the better the flavour)

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An ode to a Barton slice (12 bars)

Posted by me on July 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (94)

Deep in the Lancashire countryside on the A6 between bustling Preston and the pretty old market town of Garstang is a fabulous garden centre (complete with cool, giant flower head urinals in the gents for the fella’s to wee elegantly into) that makes the most delicious cakes, cookies and scones. It’s one of our favourite places to visit when...

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Chocolate concrete

Posted by me on July 26, 2015 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (97)

As a child growing up in the seventies I ate school dinners on a very regular basis, unless I went on a school trip then mushy white bread pilchard and vinegar sandwiches in a plastic Tupperware box were mandatory.

Although I loved the savoury main meals my favourite course had to be the puddings and I was one of the rare students that loved the t...

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Cheesecake topped Banoffi brownie

Posted by me on October 21, 2014 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (124)

You can never have enough brownie recipes, and this one is particularly good with soft nuggets of golden caramel under a luscious cheesecake and banana chip topping. serve warm with creamy vanilla ice-cream and some hot caramel sauce.....


makes 12 pieces

What you need

125g butter

125g plain chocolate

2 me...

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Snow topped mallow fudge bars..... Free from flour and gluten

Posted by me on March 21, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (110)

There are times when you just HAVE TO HAVE a chocolate fix... This no bake bar is simplicity itself, takes minutes to make and you can eat it within the hour (you have to put it in the fridge first, you cant just eat the melted chocolate mix straight out of the bowl :D) Change the fruit and chocolate chunk/chip combination as the whim takes you......


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Toblerone and orange brownie... Free from Flour

Posted by me on March 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (201)


A brownie should be squidgy, not firm like a cake but have an unctuous soft, fudge like texture and this little baby delivers it by the bucket load.... with hidden nuggets  of  Toblerone and white chocolate  and a cheeky little hint of zesty orange its the perfect treat with a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream and a drizzle...

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Bran and banana breakfast bars.... Free from sugar

Posted by me on March 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Packed full of energising bananas, seeds, oats and nuts these wonderful bars make a brilliant mid morning snack when energy levels are low and you need something satisfying  without hitting excess sugar. They keep brilliantly too and stay moist for a week or two ( if they last that long without being scoffed of course). Make a batch for the kids p...

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'Small Geezer' Malteaser bar

Posted by me on October 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (101)


What you need

300g digestive biscuits crushed to fine crumbs by placing into a bag and bashing with a rolling pin or by blitzing in a food processor if you have one

150g butter

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

4 tablespoons golden syrup (this is really easy to measure if you place the tin into hot water for 10 minutes before h...

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No bake Chewy Louie Bars

Posted by me on August 14, 2013 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (107)


I would like to tell you that these gorgeous no bake.... yes you read me right....NO BAKE....bars are healthy because they contain oats, bran flakes and honey but I would probably be fibbing because once you start munching on them you wont be able to stop and then you will turn into a great big marshmallow fluff sat on the sofa watching endless reruns...

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Double Chocolate fudge Brownies

Posted by me on February 6, 2011 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (179)

February is a cold...cold month, just right for a bit of baking and a decadent chocolate treat. 
Chocolate brownies fall into two categories, squidgy or cake like. I prefer a half way balance between the two because I am just greedy like that :D.
So, this easy peasy...
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RECIPE- Sue's Chocolate fridge cake

Posted by bakinglady on October 18, 2009 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (92)

When my Ex husband and I lived in sunny Swindon we were friends with a lovely bubbly lady called Sue who used to produce this scrummy tea time cake at the drop of a hat. I have made a few changes over the years and although I still refer to it as Sue's cake the finished chocolate concocction is no...

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