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Help bake something that actually tastes good!

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thetwocultures Thu 05-Jan-17 12:33:17

It's my DPs birthday soon, we are in a bad situation this year and agreed no presents for our birthdays apart from DS and minimal for family/friends.

He reinforced that the other night when we were talking and said how he really does not want anything, he wants us all to have a nice dinner together at home and spend the day all together. I'm obviously going to get him a card and I was thinking that I could bake him something tasty blush

I'm a complete novice and never managed more than brownies and choc chip cookies in the past.
He loves Black Forest geatoux (?) with cherries I think and his mums cheesecake, she makes it with mascarpone. His mum is pretty much a master chef so I don't want to compete with that and would prefer to make something off my own back rather than use her recipes and ruin them.

It needs to be something fairly simple/easy so I don't mess it up.... He likes fruit & nuts in his cakes too. Not keen on cupcakes and frosting.

I thought either cake or muffins or maybe some posh/ fancy form of brownie??

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

5000candlesinthewind Thu 05-Jan-17 12:43:26

I would've stick to cheesecake. They can look fancy without all the extras added on and are hard to mess up

thetwocultures Thu 05-Jan-17 13:20:49

Any tried and tested recipes would be great too!

ChocolateStarBiscuits Sat 07-Jan-17 21:12:57

Fool proof cupcakes are Mary Berry vanilla cupcakes...maybe you can decorate them with cream and cherries with chocolate sprinkles?

Ginmakesitallok Sat 07-Jan-17 21:14:05

Banoffee cheesecake! Hang on...

Ginmakesitallok Sat 07-Jan-17 21:15:19


LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 07-Jan-17 21:21:05


RacoonBandit Sat 07-Jan-17 21:21:31

Mary Berrys lemon drizzle is a winner and very simple but your OP said he likes fruit and nuts.

BBC Good food carrot cake is easy and it has nuts in?

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 07-Jan-17 21:22:28

Rum and Raisin Cheesecake, that should be.... blush

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 07-Jan-17 21:22:30

Rum and Raisin Cheesecake, that should be.... blush

missmoffatt2705 Sat 04-Feb-17 10:25:22

These marbled brownies look impressive:
They use a mixture of white chocolate and dark chocolate but you can also find a recipe for cheesecake brownies, which give a similar effect: - these would use a cream cheese in the white part of the mixture.

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