Yes I have turned 25 today. And yesterday I actually made my own birthday cakes. I’m not sure if this is sad or not, but I don’t really care. I enjoy baking cakes and people enjoy sharing a cake with you on your birthday. Friends at work were certainly appreciative and so were the children who live next door!
I made some chocolate cherry cupcakes, that not only were adorned with these beautiful jewel-like fruits, but had some yummy cherry jam lurking inside.
Continuing on the cherry theme I did chocolate cherry cheesecake brownies – as if brownies aren’t decadent enough on their own. Cheesecake mix is swirled into brownie mix then cherries scattered over the top – ‘to die for’ I think were the exact words of Penny on reception. Simply make your favourite brownie recipe, in a separate bowl whisk 300g cream cheese, 50g caster sugar, 1tsp vanilla extract and two eggs. Put alternate blobs into the brownie tin and swirl together with a skewer and scatter in some cherries.