Friday 24 August 2012

Saved By Cake Challenge - August

I have decided to challenge myself to bake a different cake/biscuit from Marian Keyes' book, Saved By Cake, each month, between March and December. I am a beginner at baking and use the same recipes over and over again so it'll be nice to try something new. I will take photos and post them on here each month - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Blondie Cupcakes

I think I must have been living under a rock because I'd never heard of a blondie before I opened Saved By Cake. For other rock dwellers, a blondie is like a brownie but made with white chocolate.
Waiting to go in the
Like all the other recipes I've attempted in Saved By Cake, it was very straight forward and easy to understand. I was a bit wary of melting the chocolate as it warned that white chocolate burns at the drop of a hat (and I'd burned the caramel to smithereens while attempting the Millionaire's Shortbread) but it turned out absolutely fine - woo!

As I mentioned last month, I'm not a huge fan of nuts so I only used about half and they came out lovely with a nice flavour of nut and a bit of a crunch but not too overpowering for an anti-nut person like me.

The Blondie Cupcakes were really quick and easy to make but they've been a big hit in the Mama J family so I think I will be making them again in the future.

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  1. I haven't heard of 'blondies' either. They look scrummy though!

    1. I thought it was just me! I feel better now I know I'm not completely behind everybody else in baked goods.

  2. I've never heard of them either but they look and sound delicious! What a fab challenge :)

    1. Thanks, Amanda. The family is enjoying helping* me with the challenge.

      *scoffing the cakes


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