Thursday 9 December 2010

sweet treats #1

Little Lyzi's Christmassy Spiced Cupcakes.


100g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground/grated nutmeg
110g soft light brown sugar
25g ground almond
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
80g olive spread/margerine/butter

Icing, walnuts and sieved icing sugar and cinnamon to decorate (but you can use whatever you want!)

Preheat oven to 180ºC/170ºC fan-assisted.

You can of course add more or less of each spice depending on your personal taste.

RECIPE COPYWRIGHT ELIZABETH UNWIN 2010. This is all my own work.

Please please let me know if you make these! Hope you enjoyed it!



  1. Wow next Delia in the making!! Oh and a small bit of Nigella with the liking the bowl and subtle comments lol.

    Loved this, please make some more vids before Xmas :D, as im going to be trying my Mincemeat Cupcakes this Sunday.

    Thanks alot, well done!

  2. YEY Gingerbread!!! I think I may be slightly in love with you, haha, in a none lesbian way of course, I want you to be my housemate. I seriously would watch your cookery show if you had one :) I think you are my fave blog of all time now L. Ok I'm gonna stop before you think I'm a raving stalker. Byeeeeeeee xx

  3. Oh I had a thought...... How about some Ooey Goey Boozy Chocolaty Brownies :D now that would be something good to lick the bowl with your finger :P

  4. You're so cute! Loved the video, very sweet and you're a natural in front of the camera, your cakes don't look bad either ;o)

    Penny x

  5. Loved this! Can't wait for the next one!
    They look amazing, i really want to have the time to make them...bloody work. will let you know when i do make them :) xx

  6. Ooo these looks so nice, great video too :)

    L x

  7. Greattt post, your blog is delightful!!

  8. Such an amazing baking video! Loved this and i really want to make them! More more recipes please. Adorable kitty also!

  9. Not sure if I've ever seen anyone as cute as you miss, I would absolutely watch your cookery show! (: Loved this recipe and video, I might attempt these tomorrow if I can find where the mumabear has relocated our baking trays! xx

  10. Hi :) i'm a new subscriber and so far LOVE your blog, it's beautiful! I have just watched your cupcake making video and really enjoyed it, i'm going to be trying that recipe out! xxx p.s like you, i'm just under 5ft 2 :)

  11. hah this is so cute! I love your accent, I'm so used to cheltenham accents. yours is lovely. im rubbish at baking but might just have to try this :) xx

  12. such a cute video :) they look yummy, can't wait to see you do gingerbread x

  13. Yes, gingerbread ;) Corr Lyzi, giving Nigella a run for her money aren't you?! These cupcakes sound gorgeous. I must get my baking bug back at some point. Hope the Christmas shopping has gone relatively well sweet.

  14. I just made these!! So yummy!!! Great recipe!!!!

  15. this is AMAZING. f-o-l-l-o-w-i-n-g! can't wait to peruse the rest of your blog! eee.

  16. best cooking video i've seen! you seem so lovely and genuine. ah i love this
    they look so tasty too, defiantly going to make these soon! me and my mum always do christmas baking in advance. we make mince pies but i'll be suggesting these to her!

  17. Freakin loved it!

    I laughed, and it got me super craving for cupcakes (:


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