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Weekend bakes

Some of the best Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen, baking something delicious to share with the family at teatime
Vegan chocolate and beetroot cupcakes - Weekend bakes
Chocolate cupcakes

Some of the best Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen, listening to a podcast while creating something delicious to share with the family at teatime. To inspire your next baking session, we’ve shared five of our favourite weekend bakes

Chocolate cupcakes with coconut ganache

There’s an eyebrow-raising secret ingredient in these vegan chocolate cupcakes (above) which ensures they stay deliciously moist for days after baking. Make sure to bookmark this weekend bakes recipe as, vegan or not, you’ll be topping everything with the silky coconut ganache.

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English Garden Cake
English garden cake

English garden cake

Add a splash of sunshine to a grey day with this gorgeous English garden cake from the team at Bakesmiths in Bristol. The sponge features a glut of garden greens such as courgette and cucumber, but you can swap in fruit such as apples if veggie cakes aren’t your thing.

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macarons
Macarons

Macarons

Tricky to master but beautiful to behold (and eat) macarons are a test of your baking capability. This recipe from Harrison Brockington at Gather in Totnes is simple to follow and lets you take the controls when it comes to colour and flavour.

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Chocolate digestive brownies
Chocolate digestive brownies

Chocolate digestive brownies

Biscuit and brownie collide in this crowd-pleasing bake from Bristol baker Alia Faisal. Chocolate digestives add familiar crunch to the deliciously gooey brownies which are best served warm with a generous scoop of salted-caramel ice cream.

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Gin and tonic cake
Gin and tonic cake

Gin and tonic cake

This clever recipe from Mike Francis at The Scarlet in Cornwall uses gin to flavour the sponge and tonic water to add zing to the syrup, creating an edible ode to the nation’s favourite tipple. Forget the tea and, instead, serve this grown-up bake with a large G&T.

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