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What could possibly be better than cake? A cupcake! These mini cakes are not only beautifully decorated but they’re also delicious. We have loads of cupcake recipes for you to try. If you’re looking for some inspiration, try our classic Red Velvet cupcakes or our famous Nutella cupcakes. You can find loads of recipes to make with your kids, or if it’s a vegan dessert that you’re after, we’ve got dairy-free cupcakes too.

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VIDEO: Duck Breast Pastry Pockets

Who will you make these elegant duck pastry pockets for? 

Ingredients

  • 1 whole duck breast
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 3-4 slices ham
  • 3-4  tbsp raspberry jam
  • 3- 4 slices Muenster cheese

Method

  1. Fry the duck breast in a pan until medium rare (or your preference) and browned on the outside.
  2. Roll out a sheet of puff pastry, and layer the ham slices  in the middle.
  3. Spread the raspberry jam over the ham slices, and follow with the Muenster cheese, and the duck breast.
  4. Moisten the sides of the pastry with water, then fold to enclose the duck. 
  5. Brush the pastry with the egg yolk, then score lightly with a knife. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 464°F (until the cheese is melted and the pastry is golden brown)
  7. Serve, and enjoy! 

Top rated Cupcakes recipes

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Yummy chocolate cupcakes made with cocoa and basic ingredients to bake a cake

  • All purpose / maida flour - 1 and 1/3 cups
  • sugar - 1 cup
  • unsalted butter - 1/2 cup / 8 tbsp (at room temperature)
  • Eggs- 2
  • cocoa powder- 1/2 cup (I used Hersheys's Natural)
  • hot/ boiling water - 1 cup
  • baking powder - 2 tea spoons
  • vanilla extract- 2 tea spoons
  • salt - 1/4 tea spoon
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

Save this recipe for the next V-DAY bake sale, or make tonight and share with the people YOU care about!

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When baking cupcakes place a marble in the cupcake tin to make heart shaped cupcakes!

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4.7/5 (20 Votes)

A simple recipe for cookies that are almost as beautiful as they are DELICIOUS! They disappeared in seconds on our lunch break...

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Pipe pink icing onto tops of cupcakes Dip strawberries in chocolate and use as a garnish

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4.6/5 (24 Votes)

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The easiest cupcakes alive!! And the yummiest!! Bring on the frosting!!

  • 3 eggs
  • 125g margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp baking powder
4.3/5 (47 Votes)

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Preheat oven 350F Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl

  • 1 1/3 cups cake four
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 whole milk
  • 3 large egg white
  • room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Frosting
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons heavy white cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 325 and fill cups with liners

  • For the cake:
  • Cupcake liners
  • 1 package (18.25 oz) plain yellow cake
  • 5 TBS Bourbon
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp Bourbon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • Bourbon Ganache:
  • 1 cup + 2 TBS heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 Bourbon
  • 12 oz semi sweet mini chocolate chips
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Bourbon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • Bourbon Smoked Sugar
  • Chocolate toffee
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3.1/5 (175 Votes)

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Lightened Up

  • Package Reese's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake Mix
  • 12 Tablespoons Betty Crocker Hershey's Milk Chocolate Frosting
  • 2/3 Cups of Water
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Teaspoons Skim Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Smart Balance Light Butter
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 3 Packages Peanut Butter Cups
4.4/5 (27 Votes)

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  • 1 - 15 ounce can of pumpkin purée
  • 1 - box chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 can of water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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Preheat an oven to 375, line 24 muffin cups with liners

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.3/5 (39 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter and sugar until full...

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • room temperature
  • 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar
  • 2 ounces of your favorite chocolate (You can use any plain chocolate that you like except white chocolate or candy melts. The chocolate doesn't have to be one typically earmarked for baking - any chocolate bar that isn't flavored and doesn't contain mix-ins like nuts
  • Rice Krispies
  • nougat
  • etc. will work.)
  • 2 large eggs
  • room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (4 1/2 fluid ounces) vegetable or canola oil
  • measured in a liquid measuring cup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (2 3/4 ounce) full-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) cocoa powder (natural or dutched will both work with this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup (4 fluid ounces) room temperature water
  • measured in a liquid measuring cup
4.1/5 (45 Votes)

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