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15 December 2015

Baileys Chocolate Christmas Cupcakes

Difficulty - Easy

Christmas is a time for giving... and eating! I wanted to bake a festive treat but give it a little twist, and out came these babies! Boozy Baileys Cupcakes- Adult's only. They are delicious and chocolatey. Perfect for snaffling whilst watching your favourite Christmas movie in front on the roaring fire. So how did I make them you say? Let's get stuck in!

You Will Need:

- 100g Self-Raising Flour
- 25g Cocoa Powder (I used Dr Oetker Dark Cocoa Powder)
- 140g Caster Sugar
- A Pinch Of Salt
- 40g Margarine
- 120ml Baileys
- 1 Large Egg
- Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Icing

Now that you have all your ingredients together, we can begin!

1.  Pre-Heat your oven to around 170 Degrees.

2. Put your Flour, Cocoa Powder, Caster Sugar, Salt and butter into a bowl. Whisk together until the mixture forms a sand-like texture.

3. Crack your large egg into a Jug and Whisk Well.

4. Add your egg and 120ml Baileys to your mixture.

5. Whisk all the mix together until the consistency is very smooth with no lumps.

6. Pour your smooth chocolatey mixture into your cupcake cases, filling them about half way.

7. Pop into the oven for around 15-20 minutes. To test if the cupcakes are ready either lightly press the top of the cake and if it springs back they should be ready. An alternate way, which I use, is to use a skewer or cocktail stick, poke it through the centre of the cake and remove. If there is mixture left on the stick then the cakes need a little longer. If it is clean then the cakes are done. Leave to cool for 20-30 minutes.

8. Now's the fun part - Decorating! I piped Betty Crocker's Chocolate Fudge Icing quite thickly in a swirl and then Sprinkled Edible Gold Stars (Asda) on top. Finishing the cake of with an edible white Snowflake (Asda).

9. Grab a blanket, flick on your favourite Christmas movie and Enjoy your Cheeky Chocolate Treat.

If you fancy a family friendly alcohol free Christmas Cupcake replace the baileys with milk!

What Christmas treats have you been Baking?

8 December 2015

A Winter's Day

Coat - New Look
Stripe Polo Neck - Primark
Denim Button Down Skirt - Primark
Scarf - New Look
Hello there! I apologise for the fact that I have been a little MIA recently, it's for a reason though! I've been away in Dublin with my lovely other half to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. I will be doing a little post on our trip soon.
I'd got this little outfit post ready and waiting in my drafts, it was planned to go up before we went away, but alas, time got the better of me and it got left behind until today!
I'd been looking for a camel coat for a while and just couldn't find one that I loved enough to buy, that was until I popped into new look and this beautiful piece caught my eye. It's an oversized boyfriend style coat in a lovely caramel camel colour. The material is thick and warm without being restrictive which I love. It's exactly what I'd been looking for. I like to wear it with blue denim and brown ankle boots.
This denim skirt has already been featured on a previous blog post of mine but I just find it so versatile and easy to wear that it had to be featured again! With a thick pair of tights and a snuggly jumper its easily made winter appropriate.  
The scarf is the part if the outfit I love the most, it's just so big and snuggly! When I'm cold in the morning I unfold  it and drape it over me like a blanket to try and keep warm, it's a very wearable item that every one needs in their winter wardrobe.
I hope that you like this outfit post. I'm hoping to get some more festive posts up in the next couple of weeks as Christmas is almost upon us!

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