Muffins & Cupcakes

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It’s time for all things heart shaped, kind words and date nights. Or, at least for sharing a bottle of wine in front of the TV and some Valentine Vanilla Cupcakes after dinner,  which is probably as far as we’ll stretch in our house. I have to admit I’m not the most romantic person so my efforts are sometimes not the most thought through but I do always try to show some love through cake. 

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I’ve had a real craving for some kind of coffee cake for a while. This despite the fact that I don’t really like coffee. I have only had about 10 cups of the stuff in my life so far. But then I guess eating cake is not like drinking a mug of it. Anyway, this recipe from the fantastic blog Brown Eyed Baker took my fancy and it didn’t disappoint. In fact, they are pretty amazing.

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Check out these little trees of sweetness! So cute and the perfect fit for the school Winter Fair cake sale yesterday. A super simple and delicious vanilla cupcake, recipe courtesy of Peggy Porschen, that is fluffy, moist and light topped with some snow white buttercream and a tree decorated with glittery baubles!

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Every year the MacMillan Cancer Trust holds a coffee morning to raise money. All over the country schools, work places and individuals host coffee mornings giving all proceeds to this fantastic cause.