Put the oven on! 5 speedy baking recipes for GBBO

GBBO baking recipes

How long have you been counting down to the first episode of the Great British Bake Off? Series 7 starts at 8pm this Wednesday (24th August) and a fresh batch of 12 bakers will once more don their aprons for 10 tense weeks of showstoppers and technical challenges. Brightly coloured jackets and an unlimited number […]

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Busy Girl Bakes: Banana Bread

Banana bread recipe

Banana bread is such an easy way to satisfy a cake craving – plus it contains fruit, so is clearly one of our five-a-day, right?! What we love about this cake is that it’s pretty much throwing everything together, mixing it up and then baking to perfection. This Mary Berry recipe has a final finishing […]

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Busy Girl Bakes: Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake - Busy Girls Bakes

Gloriously dark, mouthwatering sponge and a creamy frosting you can sink your teeth into. This cake is pure bliss – and it’s so, so simple to make. Perfect for busy women who wants to whip up a comfort food treat for friends or family, or to take into the office for a treat for colleagues. This […]

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Get baking for BBC Children in Need!


With BBC Children in Need just around the corner (13th November), it’s time to start thinking about different ideas for fundraising! We all put our heads together here at Janes HQ and we decided one of the most fun and easiest options is to have a bake sale. Of course the simplest option would be […]

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Sponsored: World Baking Day recipe!


So it’s finally here and our bake was a success! Or so all the people who ate it told us! On May 17th we at Average Janes teamed up with Stork to Bake Ourselves Happy on World Baking Day! Check out our baking pledge here! We loved how our brownies turned out and they were […]

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Sponsored: Bake yourself happy on World Baking Day!


As May 17th approaches, we at Average Janes are teaming up with Stork to Bake Ourselves Happy on World Baking Day! In todays hectic, modern life the need to find some calm can sometimes be a tad overwhelming! According to psychological therapist, Emma Kenny, the physical aspect of baking has been found to help decrease […]

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Busy Girl Bakes: Peanut Butter Squares recipe


Crunchy, crumbly, salty-sweet – all the best textures and flavours are in these indulgent little bites. They are really easy to make, and keep for ages in the fridge – perfect for when it’s your turn to take something into the office, easy for kid’s birthday parties, or just keep them squirrelled away for when […]

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Busy Girl Bakes: Blueberry Cloud recipe


Sometimes even the busiest girls need time out to create something a bit special! This gorgeous cheesecake-cupcake recipe from ‘Cookie Girl’ Xanthe Milton takes a bit more time and effort to make, but the scrumptious results are absolutely worth it, trust us! Biscuity bases are topped with a lemon-cheesecake sponge, filled with jam and spread […]

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Creme Egg Brownies Recipe


Easter is all about, total, full on, chocolate gluttony. Isn’t it? Well this recipe for seasonal, chocolate brownies most definitely is! Wrap them up for alternative Easter gifts or lay them out on the table for some very happy visitors, or even sit and scoff the lot on the sofa all to yourself- either way […]

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Busy Girl Bakes: Choc Chip Cookies recipe


Gooey, crumbly, dark chocolate cookies, stuffed with chocolate chips, which take less than an hour to make – what more can a busy girl ask for! This delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe is created by Nigella herself, and it really does live up to those expectations! Once you’ve prepared and measured the ingredients it’s simply […]

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Quick Classic Cupcake recipe


Everybody loves a cupcake! These quick, classic cupcakes are little bites of heaven! So why not allow just a little sweetness this January… You will need Your fan oven at 170 degrees, scales, wooden spoon, big bowl, 24 cupcake cases and a cupcake tray. Ingredients Cupcakes: 225g unsalted butter 225g caster sugar 225g self raising […]

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Busy Girl Bakes: Spiced Treacle Tray bake


A festive combination of treacle, ginger and spices go into this gorgeously sticky spiced treacle tray bake recipe from baking queen, Mary Berry. This is the perfect cake for the holiday period – make it in advance and freeze it, ready to pop out and ice when you have guests coming around over the Christmas […]

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