Quick, Easy And Super-Moist Mulberry Yoghurt Cake

It’s that time of the year again…. mulberry time. Yet again my mother’s mulberry tree is laden with mulberry fruit.

My boys and I dropped in to visit my parents last week and also saw my aunty who was also visiting. We had lots of fun picking mulberries together and boy, did our fingers get red!

This cake is quick, easy and super moist. When you take a bite it’s almost as if the mulberries are a hit of jam in the cake – simply delicious.

This recipe can also be tweaked if you don’t have some of the ingredients on hand. For example: the plump, juicy mulberries could be substituted for raspberries (mmm – imagine a raspberry yoghurt cake!) or blackberries. Likewise, if you don’t have greek yoghurt at home, use flavoured yoghurt instead. The coconut oil could also be substituted for vegetable oil. Any alterations will change the flavour of the cake, but it will still be delicious.

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Heavenly White Chocolate and Strawberry Tart Full of Taste and Nutrients

I was at my local supermarket the other day and I got a nice surprise. As soon as I entered the store I saw strawberries on display – for only 50 cents a punnet. That’s bargain prices!

Of course I stocked my trolley with a few punnets. But I also wonder about the farmer who grew these strawberries, and how much the supermarket has paid the farmer for the strawberries? Supermarkets have a history of undercutting producers….

I love strawberries – they are simply delicious and so good for you. Packed full of vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants, they are nutrient dense and also low in natural sugars.

When I got home, I just had to make something with strawberries in it. This is how this White Chocolate and Strawberry Tart recipe came about:

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Flavoursome Gluten-Free Berry Tarts

Gluten-Free – the 2 words fill my husband with fear. But gluten free doesn’t have to mean flavour free!

To be honest, gluten has little effect on the flavour, but a big effect on texture. The use of almond meal instead of traditional wheat flour makes these tarts a little more dense but also more moist. These tarts are deceptively simple but taste oh so summery with the inclusion of berries. Blueberries and Raspberries are perfect for this tart recipe.

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Sweet and Delicious Strawberry, White Chocolate and Lemon Muffins

Strawberries are steadily coming down in price, which is great because I love berries. My first steps were made toward my mother, who was holding out a strawberry to entice me. It worked!

Muffins are a great way to whip up a sweet treat. There’s no need to cream your butter and sugar – simply combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. But be careful not to overmix the batter – you don’t want a tough muffin!

While the strawberries are a healthy choice, the addition of white chocolate makes these muffins a little bit naughty – but oh so sweet and delicious. The lemon zest also lifts and lightens the flavours.

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Heavenly Vanilla Cupcakes Topped with Buttercream Icing

What’s not to love about cupcakes? They’re a little piece of heaven in your hand. A delicate cake topped with sweet buttercream, ganache or fresh cream.

Growing up in my family home they were never known as cupcakes – They were always patty cakes and my mother regularly cooked big batches for us. Most of the mixture would be cooked, ready to be iced when cooled. The remaining mixture would be incorporated with some mixed spice and dried fruit, to be baked and enjoyed by my father (who doesn’t really like icing!)

Cupcakes are a perfect addition to an afternoon tea party, a sweet treat in a child’s lunchbox, or a great portion controlled birthday cake. These ones were baked for my husband’s grandmother’s 91st birthday morning tea. The extended family was getting together to celebrate with her and I knew the delicate pink buttercream would be a perfect addition to the morning tea. Unfortunately my eldest son wasn’t well, so I stayed home with him while hubby took our youngest son along. Our little one worked the room like a pro, giving cuddles and smiles to everyone!

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