Chocolate Reindeer Swiss Roll

Give a chocolate swiss roll a festive make over and turn it into a Chocolate Reindeer Swiss Roll, perfect for serving during the Christmas holidays.

Now I appreciate that when you think of Christmas and chocolate Swiss rolls, you tend to think of a chocolate Yule log. Many a time when I was a young girl, I would turn a humble shop bought Swiss roll into an edible tile log, something which my brother and I enjoyed eating. However, instead of this, why not make a Swiss roll into a Chocolate Reindeer , complete with edible antlers and facial features.

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Christmas Jumper Cake Bake Off #everyoneswelcome

Christmas Jumper Cake Bake Off #everyoneswelcome

 

I consider myself very lucky that I do not have any food intolerances. I have children who are fussy, but thankfully neither of them or my partner have to follow any special diets. However, for many, many people not being able to eat foods which contain gluten or dairy, for example, it is a way of life and it must be hard at times to live with.

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Mincemeat Festive Wreath

Mincemeat Festive Wreath

A delicious Mincemeat Festive Wreath made from pizza dough. Filled with mincemeat, apple, stem ginger and flaked almonds, this would be perfect served as breakfast on Christmas Day.

Mincemeat Festive Wreath

This Mincemeat Festive Wreath is actually made from pizza dough, with some spices added to the dough. It is then filled with mincemeat, juicy apple chunks, stem ginger, together with some flaked almonds. Additionally, the filled dough is rolled up and sliced to make pinwheels. Finally, it is placed inside a baking tin to make a wreath shape. 

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Rudolph’s Red Nose Chocolate Cake

Rudolph’s Red Nose Chocolate Cake

This fun and festive Rudolph’s Red Nose Chocolate Cake would make a great centrepiece over Christmas. Layers of delicious chocolate sponge and frosting with some surprise red noses hidden inside.

This adorable festive Rudolph’s Red Nose Chocolate Cake is such a fun cake to make for Christmas and perfect for those who prefer chocolate to a fruit cake or mince pie. Hidden inside the cake is layers of moist chocolate sponges,  a chocolate buttercream and some red noses, aka red velvet cake pops, which adds a little surprise once the cake is cut into .  

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Mincemeat Christmas Cake

Mincemeat Christmas Cake

A festive Mincemeat Christmas Cake which is a great alternative to a more traditional fruit cake. A light sponge that still tastes like Christmas cake!
Mincemeat Christmas Cake

This cake is very easy to make and is a great way of using up any jars of mincemeat that you might have lying around, which is how I came to making it myself this week.  Not everyone likes the more traditional Christmas cake, made using lots of dried fruit and candid peel. My Mincemeat Christmas Cake, is a much lighter cake and yet still contains the flavours of a more traditional version and is much quicker to make too.

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