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Chocolate Carrot Cake Muffins
When I was six my birthday fell on Easter Sunday. I must tell you – this was probably the high point of my childhood. I mean, how cool was that for MY birthday to fall on this day? It was such a happy surprise and I wondered why I didn’t realize that this was the case for previous birthdays. Easter egg hunt! Birthday Cake! Gifts! More Gifts! Party!!!
I spent most of the next year looking forward to my seventh birthday. Dreaming about how to improve on that glorious birthday. Could we get the Easter Bunny to make a surprise guest appearance? What about a piñata in the shape of a rabbit?
My birthday bubble was shattered when I found out about a month before my seventh, that Easter Sunday wasn’t going to fall on my birthday (I know… I wasn’t thinking). It was a rude awakening to discover that Easter Sunday changed every year. No wonder I got weird looks When people asked me when my birthday was, I’d say “it’s the same day as Easter Sunday!”
Chocolate Carrot Cake
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Bacon, Carrot and Cheese Cake
On my last trip to New York I stumbled upon a book called Cakes and Loaves by Ilona Chovancova. It’s been seven months since I managed to use a recipe from it! I remembered the other day that the book had a basic savoury cake recipe that I wanted to share for The Cooking Basics series. This is a fantastic and delicious basic recipe from which you can vary ingredients depending on what you feel like eating, what’s available or what’s in season. Making the cake is effortless – no need for multiple bowls, no need for a mixer (a grater and wooden spoon will do) and I promise it would probably take you less than ten minutes to put together. These cakes can be eaten any time of the day – great for breakfast on the go, for lunch, an afternoon snack or even a light dinner with a salad.
Some tips should you choose to make your own savoury cake:
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