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Best Muffins

This is a simple and quick muffin. Perfect for a quick morning tea. Super easy to make first thing in the morning and can be ready for school lunches in a flash. It is easily changed to suit your tastes and you can mix and match with different ingredients, like blueberries, choc chips, raspberries, banana and cinnamon.

I like to mix it up for different tastes. I make the mixture then divide in 2. To half I add some blueberries, the other choc chips!

You can even add some white chia seeds to bump up the healthy quality.


  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 250g greek yoghurt (I use vanilla flavoured, alternatively can use plain greek yoghurt or even sour cream) butter
  • 100ml (100g) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g vegetable oil (1/3 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    Optional mix ins
  • 1 cup blueberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 cup choc chips (dark or white)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and line muffin tray with cases.
  • In one bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add sugar and combine.
  • In another bowl whisk together the yoghurt, milk, eggs, oil and extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold mixture together until just combined. You do not want to overmix as this will result in a tough muffin.
  • When combined add your Optional mix ins and fold gently together.
  • Use an icecream scoop to scoop the mixture into the muffin cases.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Check the centre is cooked with a skewer and continue cooking at 2 minute intervals until done. They should be slightly golden on top.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the muffin tray for 5 minutes.

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Best Chocolate Brownie

These are the best chocolate brownies. They are delicious and can be modified as you like with white chocolate or walnuts. They are even delicious with raspberries! Just add in whatever your preference. I like to do half walnuts for me and half white chocolate chips for the kids:)


  • 115g butter
  • 180 dark chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 115 brown sugar
  • 115g self raising flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
    Extra add ins (optional)
  • 80g white chocolate chips
  • 80g chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced
  • Line a slice tray with baking paper
  • Melt butter and chocolate slowly in a saucepan over the stove. Using a wooden spoon to stir constantly. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl. Add vanilla, mix until smooth.
  • To the eggs and sugar mixture add the slightly cooled chocolate.
  • Fold flour and cocoa powder into the bowl and when smooth add in the optional chocolate chips/walnuts.
  • Pour mixture into slice tray.
  • Bake around 25 minutes until just set and still slightly soft in the centre.
  • Cool for 5 minutes and remove from the tin, cut in squares when cooled.
  • Enjoy and try not to eat it all yourself! These are delicious warm or cooled:)
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Weetbix Chocolate Slice

Choc Weetbix Slice

This weetbix chocolate slice is a super quick slice that has a beautiful texture. I just love the crunch of the weetbix through it. It is so healthy you could almost have it for breakfast haha. Just joking!

The kids will love this and so will the adults. The chocolate flavour is beautiful and it’s not too sweet. Enjoy!



  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 6 weetbix
  • 325g self raising flour
  • 110g brown sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder


  • 100g icing sugar
  • 7g cocoa powder (1 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • Moist coconut flakes (as required)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degC fan forced
  • Line a slice tray with baking paper
  • Melt butter in the microwave
  • In a mixing bowl crush the weetbix into small pieces
  • Add flour, brown sugar and sifted cocoa powder
  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • Add the butter to the dry ingredients and mix until it comes together
  • Press the mixture into the slice tray using the back of a spoon to press down
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes
  • Allow the slice to cool in the tin. If there is enough time!
  • Make the topping by mixing all ingredients together and spread on top of the slice
  • Scatter the coconut flakes on top
  • Put the slice in the fridge and allow the icing to set before cutting into slices
  • Note keep this slice in the fridge to stop it getting crumbly
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Creme de Menthe Cheesecake

Creme de menthe cheesecake

This creme de menthe cheesecake is my favourite cheesecake of all time! I love the beautiful minty aroma, and the gorgeously soft cheesecake. But also i love the buttery and chocolatey base. Delicious!

I love the way it is so quick and easy to prepare. No bake cheesecakes such as this Creme de Menthe cheesecake are definitely the way to go. They seem so much lighter and not as heavy to eat! I love the chocolate grated through this cheesecake as well. Makes it almost seem like you are eating a bowl of choc mint icecream.

Serves 8-10 generous pieces.


  • 200g Chocolate biscuits or cookies (such as Arnotts Choc Ripple for example)
  • 100g butter (melted)
  • 500g cream cheese (softened)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 300ml carton cream
  • 60g grated dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Creme de Menthe (72g)
  • 1 Tbsp gelatine
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water


  • Line a springform tin with baking paper. (I used a 19cm diameter tin)
  • Break up biscuits into crumbs. I use my Kenwood Triblade Mixer with the bowl attachment to blitz the biscuits. This mixer has so many different attachments it’s great! I use the whisk attachment later on to whisk the cream 🙂
  • Melt butter in the microwave for a minute
  • When melted add biscuits to the butter and combine
  • Press the mixture into the tin gently using the back of the spoon to press down
  • Place in the fridge to cool
  • Meanwhile, beat the softened cream cheese and caster sugar using a paddle beater in your mixer, until combined and smooth
  • To a small bowl add the boiling water and sprinkle over the gelatine
  • Mix the gelatine into the boiling water and ensure there are no lumps. Either use a whisk or the back of the spoon to get out all those little lumpy bits
  • Add the gelatine mixture and creme de menthe to the mixer and beat until combined and the mixture is smooth
  • Whisk your cream in a separate bowl and then add this along with the grated dark chocolate to the other ingredients in the mixer bowl. Fold these ingredients in. Do not use the mixer!
  • Add the cream cheese mixture to the tin, on top of the biscuit base
  • Place back in the fridge to cool, until set. This takes a couple of hours
  • Decorate or serve with some additional whipped cream if you like. Although it is gorgeous as it is! Enjoy!
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Chocolate and Zucchini Loaf Cake

This chocolate and zucchini loaf cake is another one of those cakes which have something healthy in there! Granted chocolate is healthy too! ha who am i kidding! But seriously zucchini is always something which is healthy and makes a moist and beautiful bake.


  • 130g brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange rind
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 165 plain flour (approx 1 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarb
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini firmly packed with water squeezed out (260g)
  • 60g choc bits


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius.
  2. Line a loaf tin with baking paper length ways and spray the ends with oil.
  3. Sift the cocoa powder, plain flour, baking powder, bicarb into a large mixing bowl, add brown sugar and stir until completely combined and no lumps in the brown sugar.
  4. Add zucchini and choc bits and combine.
  5. To a separate bowl, add eggs and lightly beat them. Add oil, vanilla, orange rind. Whisk until combined.
  6. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Put the mixture into the loaf tin
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a tester stick comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan to cool completely. Is yummy warm too though!
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Chocolate and Strawberry Cheesecake

Choc Strawberry Cheesecake

So it was my birthday and I was thinking Strawberries! Beautifully sweet strawberries with chocolate. Because I still needed some chocolate haha. This is a twist on a chocolate and orange cheesecake I made a few months ago. Chocolate base with a strawberry top. And because I only had choc ripple biscuits the base is chocolate too! Almost like a neapolitan icecream only so much better! There are a few steps to this because of the strawberry puree and also I made a whipped cream frosting. The one thing I would do is perhaps add a bit more gelatine to the mixture. The chocolate set really well, however the strawberry was a bit softer, still super yummy though 🙂


  • Strawberry Puree
  • Whipped Cream frosting
  • 160g plain chocolate biscuits
  • 70g melted butter
  • 500g cream cheese (softened)
  • 300ml carton cream
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp gelatin powder
  • 40ml boiling water (40g)


  1. Make Strawberry Puree (see other post)
  2. Crush biscuits in a small food processor until small pieces.
  3. Melt butter and combine with biscuits.
  4. Press gently into a cheesecake tin lined with a baking paper circle on the bottom and refrigerate until cool.
  5. Melt chocolate in 30sec-1minute bursts in microwave until melted.
  6. Whip cream until soft peaks form.
  7. Beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.
  8. Add boiling water to a small container and sprinkle gelatine on top. Stir to combine completely. (Do not let this cool!)
  9. Add gelatine to the cream cheese and continue mixing until fully incorporated and mixture is smooth.
  10. Fold in the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture until combined, trying to keep the mixture as light and airy as possible.
  11. Divide mixture in half. I found this easiest to do by weighing the entire amount and measuring out half to a separate bowl.
  12. In one half add the melted chocolate and fold until combined.
  13. Pour chocolate mixture into tin on top of the biscuits.
  14. In the remaining half of the cream cheese fold in 1/4 cup strawberry puree.
  15. Pour strawberry mixture into tin on top of the chocolate mixture.
  16. Refrigerate for around 3-4 hours or overnight until set.
  17. Make whipped cream frosting.
  18. Using a Wilton 1M tip and piping bag, pipe the whipped cream frosting onto the cheesecake. I made roses as these are simple and forgiving if you make any mistakes! They look great even for novices!
  19. Cut serve and enjoy 🙂
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Super easy chocolate mousse

So this is a super easy chocolate mousse recipe. Perfect for when you have some cream in the fridge that needs to be used up. It also doesn’t have the egg whites to mess around with. Too easy!


  • 300ml carton cream
  • 180 grams chocolate melts or good quality chocolate chopped finely


  1. Chop the chocolate if required.
  2. Add the cream to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  3. Once the cream has boiled for a minute or so then add to the chopped chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted completely.
  4. Place the creamy chocolate mixture in the fridge to cool. (for around an hour)
  5. When the mixture has cooled place into a mixer bowl with the whisk attachment and whisk until light and creamy. The mixture will change colour.
  6. Divide into serving ramekins and serve. Or place in fridge until ready to eat 🙂
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Chickpea Brownies

These chickpea brownies are delicious and very easy to make. These days everyone seems to be using some fancy sugar or oil that I don’t have in the pantry. Unfortunately I can’t be bothered buying the latest go to item. So when looking for something healthy but still easy to cook with the basic ingredients in my pantry, I created the following. A bit of this and that and what comes out of the oven is gorgeous and chocolatey! Who would have known that it was healthy too, well almost!


  • 400g tin chickpeas – drained and rinsed
  • 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup cocoa (I like to use some dutch cocoa too)
  • 2/3 cup raw sugar (whatever you have around is fine, caster sugar or raw sugar or a mix of both!)
  • 2 Tbsp of milk (plus a bit more if required)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate melts or chips


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced.
  2. Line a rectangular brownie baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and continue in microwave in 30 sec bursts until melted.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to a stick mixer bowl and blend together until smooth.
  5. Add dark chocolate to blended ingredients and mix together until smooth.
  6. Add extra milk as required if its too thick. It should be easy to stir but not too liquidy!
  7. Pour mixture into tray and cook for 25 minutes or until a tester stick comes out clean.
  8. Allow brownies to cool in tin for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from tin and leave on a wire rack to cool
  10. Cut, serve and enjoy! Delicious warm with a dollop of cream 🙂