Category: Muffins, Cupcakes, Friands

Low Fat Banana Muffins

Low Fat Banana Muffins Makes 12 muffins. 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 cup castor sugar pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 egg whites 2 large ripe bananas mashed 1/2 cup extra light olive oil 1/4 cup low-fat yoghurt 1/4 cup pecan nuts roughly chopped...

Low Fat Blueberry Muffins

Low Fat Blueberry Muffins Makes 12 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup sugar 1 cup skim milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups blueberries, frozen or fresh Combine all the ingredients, except the blueberries....

Macadamia Friands

Macadamia Friands Makes 10 friands 140g unsalted butter 160g unsalted macadamia halves 200g pure icing sugar 65g plain flour, sifted 5 egg whites Citrus Syrup: Juice of 2 limes, strained 100g caster sugar 1. Preheat the oven to 200C. 2. Grease 10 friand or 80ml muffin pans with butter....

Macadamia Nut and Riberry Friand

Macadamia Nut and Riberry Friand Makes 12 – 18 Friands 4 egg whites 2/3 cup macadamia nut meal 1/3 cup plain flour sifted 1 cup sifted icing sugar 75 g butter (melted) 1 heaped tablespoon of riberry confit icing sugar for dusting Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and...

Malteser Muffins

Malteser Muffins 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 cup crushed Maltesers, plus extra 12 to decorate 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 3/4 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter 1/4 cup milk Caramel Icing: 1 1/2...

Mandarin Orange Muffins

Mandarin Orange Muffins 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp allspice 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup shortening 1 egg, slightly beaten 1/3 cup milk Topping: 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup...

Marshmallow Cupcakes

Photo by Mem Marshmallow Cupcakes 125g butter 140g (2/3 cup) caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence 2 eggs 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour, sifted 50g (1/3 cup) plain flour, sifted 80ml (1/3 cup) milk 105g (1/3 cup) raspberry jam 125ml (1/2 cup) water 5 tsp gelatine powder 140g (2/3...

Middle Eastern Syrup Muffins

Photo by Julie O’Malley Middle Eastern Syrup Muffins Makes 12 2 1/2 cups (375g) self-raising flour 185g caster sugar Grated rind and juice of 2 oranges 1/2 cup thick Greek yoghurt, plus extra to serve 1/3 cup (80ml) milk 1 egg 100g unsalted butter, melted, cooled Syrup Zest and...

Milo Muffins

Milo Muffins 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour 1/2 cup dark chocolate bits 1/2 cup white chocolate bits 1 1/4 cups milk 75g butter, melted 1 cup Milo 1 egg 1. Combine in a bowl sifted flour, and both dark and white choc bits. 2. Combine milk, butter and Milo;...

Mini Choc Chip Friands

Mini Choc Chip Friands Makes: 18 3 egg whites 91g butter, melted 1/2 cup (60g) almond meal 3/4 cup (120g) icing sugar mixture 1/4 cup (35g) plain flour 100g dark chocolate, chopped finely 1/4 cup (60mL) cream 100g dark chocolate, extra # Preheat the oven to moderate (180 degrees...

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes Makes 12 cupcakes 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup pitted dates, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder 1 oz fine quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2...

Mini Double Choc Cakes

Mini Double Choc Cakes Serving size: Serves 10 or more 150g softened butter 150g caster sugar 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 3 eggs 1 1/4 cups (185g) self raising flour, sifted 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup Nutella, (hazelnut spread) Preheat...

Mini Toblerone Muffins

Mini Toblerone Muffins Makes 24 1 cup plain flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup brown sugar 60g butter, melted, cooled 1/3 cup milk 1 egg, lightly whisked 100g Toblerone milk chocolate, chopped 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease two 12-hole 2-tablespoon capacity mini muffin...

Mini Zucchini Cakes

Mini Zucchini Cakes Makes 12 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini 1/2 cup grated carrot 1 small onion, chopped 3 eggs 1/2 cup grated cheese 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1 tsp tomato paste 1 stock cube 1/4 cup milk 1 tsp each of rosemary, basil and oregano. ham/bacon (optional) Combine...

Mini-Mango Muffins

Mini-Mango Muffins 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup flour 2 tablespoons wheat germ 2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup ripe mango, mashed 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 egg, beaten 2 1/4 teaspoons skim milk 1 1/2 teaspoons dark...

Mixed Berry Friands

Mixed Berry Friands Makes 12 11/2 cups (240g) icing sugar mixture 1 cup (100g) dry breadcrumbs 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour 90g low-fat butter or margarine, melted 100ml skim milk 6 eggwhites 1 cup (135g) frozen mixed berries (see note) 1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Lightly grease a 12-hole...

Mud Muffins

Mud Muffins Serves 12 175 g butter 175 g Dark Cooking Chocolate, chopped 1 cup well packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 cup plain flour 2 tablespoons Cocoa 1/4 cup milk 100 g macadamia nuts, chopped 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Melt the butter...

Muddy Chocolate Cakes

Muddy Chocolate Cakes 150 grams cooking chocolate 185g butter, chopped 1 and 1/3 cups brown sugar 1/3 cup Self-Raising flour, sifted 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted 1/4 cup baking cocoa, sifted 3 eggs 1. Preheat oven to 160’C. Place chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stir...

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins 1 unpeeled orange, cut up 1/3 cup orange juice 1 egg 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 3/4 cups plain flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1-1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (optional) 1. Cut washed orange...

Parmesan Pumpkin and Zucchini Muffins

Parmesan Pumpkin and Zucchini Muffins 200g pumpkin 2 cups (250g) SR flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup (75g) grated parmesan cheese 1 zucchini grated 125g butter melted and cooled 1 egg 200ml milk 1tablespoon sesame seeds 2/3 extra tablespoons of grated parmesan Heat oven to 190 C (375...

Passionfruit Cakes with Passionfruit Cream

Passionfruit Cakes with Passionfruit Cream 60g butter, softened 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1 egg 2 passionfruit, pulped 1/3 cup greek yoghurt 1 cup self raising flour Passionfruit cream 1/2 pouring cream 2 Tbsp caster sugar 1/4 cup sour cream 2 passionfruit pulp 1. Preheat...

Passionfruit Curd Cupcakes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Passionfruit Curd Cupcakes Passionfruit Buttercake: 90g butter, softened 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar 2 eggs 1 cup (150g) SR flour 1/4 cup (60ml) passionfruit pulp (3-4 passionfruit) Passionfruit Curd: 2 eggs, beaten lightly 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup passionfruit pulp...

Patty Cakes

Patty Cakes 125g butter 1/2 cup castor sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 cups SR flour Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, than add beaten eggs. Fold in flour and milk. Mix well. Pour into patty pans (24 small). Bake on moderate (180) oven 10-15...

Peach and Cinnamon Muffins

Peach and Cinnamon Muffins 1 1/2 cups plain, wholemeal flour 2/3 cup rolled oats 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened pie peaches 1 cup buttermilk 1 small egg, beaten 2 tsp canola oil 1. Place flour, oats, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown...

Pear and Almond Muffins

Pear and Almond Muffins Makes 12 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour, sifted 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 pears, peeled, diced 2/3 cup milk 1/4 cup olive oil 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon almond Essence 2 tablespoons brown sugar, extra 2 tablespoons...

Pear Picnic Muffins

Pear Picnic Muffins 1 1/2 cups chopped pears 1 cup plain flour 2 cups self raising flour 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp bicarb soda 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups low fat milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup oil 2...

Pistachio and Rosewater Cupcakes

Photo by EmmCee Pistachio and Rosewater Cupcakes For the Cupcakes: 225g unsalted butter, softened 225g caster sugar 225g self-raising flour 4 eggs 1 tsp rosewater For the Icing: 200g cream cheese 175g icing sugar, sieved 2 Tbsp rose water 3 Tbsp chopped pistachios 1. Preheat the oven to 175°C...

Planet Cake Cupcakes

Planet Cake Cupcakes 175g (3/4cup) Unsalted Butter 160g (3/4cup) Caster Sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon Grated lemon zest 1 Tablespoon Madeira (optional) 2 eggs 160g Self-raising Flour 100g Plain Flour 200ml milk 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160C fan-forced). Line a 12 hole cupcake tray with paper...

Plum and Almond Friands

Plum and Almond Friands Makes 12 friands 240gm icing sugar 50gm plain flour 130gm ground almonds 6 egg whites (59gm eggs) 190gm unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon almond essence 2 plums (150gm in total weight) 60gm flaked almonds # Pre-heat oven to 200C. # Sift the icing sugar and flour...

Pumpkin and Walnut Muffins

Pumpkin and Walnut Muffins Makes 12 regular muffins 375g pumpkin peeled and roughly chopped 2 1/2cups (310g) SR flour 2 teaspoons mixed spice 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts 3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk 2 eggs 90g unsalted butter melted and cooled 3/4 cup...

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes 1 cup boiling water 1 cup currants (or raisins) 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup honey 1/4 cup molasses 2 eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla or maple extract 1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin 2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup soy flour 2/3 cup dry milk...

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins Makes about 16 50g butter or margarine 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup cooked mashed pumpkin 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup ricotta or cottage cheese 1. Beat butter and sugar. Add egg. Beat well. Stir in pumpkin. 2. Fold through...

Quick Mix Patties

Quick Mix Patties 4 1/2 oz butter or margarine 2/3 cup castor sugar 2 eggs 1/3 cup milk vanilla 1 1/4 cups SR flour Put all the above ingredients into a mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer until mixture changes colour. Place spoonfuls in patty papers and bake 190C....

Raspberry and Polenta Cakes with Raspberry Cream

Raspberry and Polenta Cakes with Raspberry Cream Makes 12 125g butter, softened to room temperature 220g (1 cup) caster sugar 2 eggs, beaten 150g (1 cup) plain flour 220g (1/3 cup) polenta 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 250ml (1 cup) light sour cream 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, thawed Raspberry...

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins 2 cups self-raising flour 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg zest of 1 lemon 90g. unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup white choc chips 150g. raspberries -you could use frozen 1. Pre-heat oven to 180...

Raspberry Friands

Raspberry Friands 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour 1 1/2 cups (240g) icing sugar, sifted 1 cup (125g) almond meal 6 egg whites, beaten lightly 150g melted butter, cooled 150g fresh or frozen raspberries Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Lightly grease 12 friand molds. Sift the flour and...

Raspberry Friands

Raspberry Friands Serves | 12 POINTS value per serve | 4 If raspberries are unavailable, substitute with blueberries. If you want to use all icing sugar instead of 1/2 cup of Splenda, then each serve will provide 4 POINTS. 1 cup plain flour 1 cup icing sugar 1/2 cup...

Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins

Photo by Alecia Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins Makes: 12 muffins 2 1/2 cups (310g) self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup ( 220g) castor sugar 1/2 cup (130ml) milk 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 large egg 1/2 cup (130ml) vegetable oil 150g fresh raspberries 150g white chocolate...

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Photo by Mem Red Velvet Cupcakes Makes 18 300g (2 cups) plain flour 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar 250ml (1 cup) buttermilk 200g unsalted butter, melted 2 eggs, lightly whisked 1 Tbsp white vinegar 1 tsp vanilla extract...

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes 1 cup S.R. flour 3 tablespoons butter (3x20ml spoons) 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg (small) 3 tablespoons milk (3x20ml spoons) * 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind * 1/4 cup sultanas * 1 teaspoon peel * OR 1/3 CUP MIXED FRUIT Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Sift flour...

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes Makes 9 large or 12 medium rock cakes. 225g self-raising flour 115g butter or margarine 1/2 tsp fine salt 1/2 tsp mixed spice 50g caster sugar 125g currants and sultanas 1 large egg 2 tbsp milk 3 tbsp Demerara sugar (for sprinkling) Preheat the oven to 200C....

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes 2 cups self raising flour 1/4 tsp mixed spice 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup caster sugar 2 Tbsp sultanas 2 Tbsp currants 1 Tbsp mixed peel 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven to 220’C (425’F). Sift flour and spice. Rub butter into flour with fingertips....

Rocky Road Ice-Cream Muffins

Rocky Road Ice-Cream Muffins Serves 4 4 chocolate chip muffins 1 cup mini marshmallows 4 scoops vanilla ice-cream 1/2 cup chocolate fudge sauce 1. Cut a shallow cone shape out of the top of each muffin, leaving a 1cm border around edges. 2. Place 1 muffin onto a microwave-safe...

Rose Water Cupcakes

Rose Water Cupcakes Makes 12 125g butter, softened at room temperature 220g (1 cup) caster sugar 2 eggs 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted 160ml (2/3 cup) milk 2 tablespoons rose water Icing: 300g (2 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted 1 tablespoon rose water Pink food colouring Sugared rose...

Salami Cream Cheese Muffins

Salami Cream Cheese Muffins Makes 12 250g cream cheese 1 small red onion 80g baby spinach leaves 60g hot salami finely chopped salt and pepper 2 eggs lightly beaten 6 cherry tomatoes cut in half Grated cheese 1. Grease pans, heat oven to 180c. 2. Combine softened cream cheese,...

Savoury Breakfast Muffins

Savoury Breakfast Muffins 1 1/2 cups SR flour 2 cups grated cheddar cheese 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons sun-dried or semi-dried tomatoes, drained fresh herbs as available, eg parsley, thyme, basil, chives ham Mix first five ingredients together in large bowl. Halve...

Savoury Muffins

Savoury Muffins Makes about 1 dozen muffins 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup mushrooms, diced 1 zucchini, grated and squeezed of excess liquid 1 organic egg 1 Tbsp flour, preferably spelt 1/2 cup feta cheese, chopped roughly 1/2 cup mixed, fresh herbs like basil, parsley...

Savoury Muffins

Savoury Muffins 2 cups self raising flour 1 egg 1 cup milk 100gm grated cheese 1 zucchini grated 1/2 carrot grated 1 handful frozen corn Mix ingredients coarsely in a large bowl, pop into greased mini muffin trays and bake 10 minutes on 180 or until golden brown on...

Scout’s Cupcakes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Scout’s Cupcakes Makes 12 2 eggs thickened cream vanilla essence 3/4 cup castor sugar 1 cup self-raising flour Into a 1 cup metric measuring cup place the eggs. Fill to brim with thickened cream. Beat for 1 minute. Add a splash of vanilla essence and...

Small Cakes

Small Cakes 125g butter 1/2 cup castor sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 cups SR flour Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, than add beaten eggs. Fold in flour and milk. Mix well. Pour into patty pans (24 small). Bake on moderate (180c) oven 10-15...

Small Cakes

Small Cakes 1/4 lb butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cup S.R. flour 3/4 cup milk Cream butter and sugar, then add beaten eggs and milk. Add flavouring if desired, or currants or sultanas, then flour. Cook in hot oven about 15 min....

Snickers and Peanut Butter Muffins

Snickers and Peanut Butter Muffins Makes 12 250g plain flour 6 tablespoons caster sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder Pinch of salt 160g (6 tablespoons) crunchy peanut butter 60g butter, melted 1 large egg, beaten 175ml milk 3 Snickers bars, chopped into small pieces # Preheat oven to 190`c. #...

Spinach and Feta Mini Muffins

Spinach and Feta Mini Muffins 2 eggs 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup thick yoghurt 1 1/2 cups plain flour 100g. feta, crumbled 1/4 cup grated parmesan 2 cups roughly chopped baby spinach leaves, stems removed 12 semi-dried tomatoes, cut into thirds 2 tablespoons finely chopped marjoram or oregano...

Strawberry and Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry and Rhubarb Muffins 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 large egg 1/3 cup oil 3/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup mixed rhubarb and strawberries Topping: 2 tablespoons white sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients. In...

Strawberry and White Chocolate Mini Muffins

Strawberry and White Chocolate Mini Muffins Makes: 30 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 egg 65g butter, melted 1/2 cup light cream 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped 1/2 cup white chocolate buttons Icing sugar mixture 1. Preheat oven to 180/160°C. Sift flour into mixing bowl. Add...

Strawberry Muffins

Photo by Mem Strawberry Muffins 2 cups of self-raising flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg lightly beaten 1 cup milk 4 tablespoons melted butter 1 punnet strawberries, chopped Preheat oven to 200ºc. Lightly grease a 24 capacity mini muffin tin, or a 12 capacity large muffin tin. Mix all...

Sustain Banana Muffins

Sustain Banana Muffins 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups Kellogg’s Sustain, crushed down to 2 cups 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup low fat milk 1 medium ripe banana, mashed 1/3 cup natural yogurt 1/4 cup vegetable oil, extra...

Tiramisu Cup Cakes

Tiramisu Cup Cakes 2 tsp instant coffee 1 tsp vanilla essence 125g butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 x 59g eggs 1 1/3 cups self raising flour 1/4 cup custard powder 2/3 cup milk cocoa Filling: 125g cream cheese 2 tbsp caster sugar 150ml thickened cream 1 Tbsp...

Toblerone Krispy Cakes

Toblerone Krispy Cakes 150g Rice Krispies or Cornflakes 75g Toblerone 40g butter 2 tsp golden syrup # Melt the chocolate and the butter together very slowly – don’t let it burn at all. # Add the golden syrup and stir until dissolved # Pour in the cereal and mix...

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes 2 cups flour, sifted 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract # Preheat oven to 190`C. Line 24 muffin pans with paper liners or grease pans and sprinkle lightly with flour. # Add flour,...

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes Kids will love helping make these for parties. Try serving them with jam as a sweet-cake dessert, or crumbled over canned peach slices as a way to incorporate fruit into a kid’s dessert. Serving: 24 2 softened sticks unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 1...

White Chocolate Mud Cakes

White Chocolate Mud Cakes Makes 24 cakes. The cakes can be made several days ahead of when you need them but make the frosting on the day of serving or the frosting will lose it’s gloss. Cakes: 24 silver muffin cases 250g Butter – coarsely chopped 150g White Chocolate...