How to make freezer cake from leftover chocolates

This is a great way to use up the last of the Christmas chocs.

This delicious gooey chocolate freezer cake stores well in the freezer for up to three months, and is super easy to make.
Though these proportions work well, don’t feel you have to stick to exactly the same ingredients I used. The whole idea is to use up what you’ve got laying around, be it milk, white or dark chocolate. A mixture of chocolates and chocolate bars work well, especially those with toffee centres. Even chuck in a few leftover nuts if you fancy it!

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Ingredients
200g chocolate ( I used a mixture of milk chocolate santas, a reindeer and a bar of Green & Blacks Maya Gold)
50g butter
1 small can evaporated milk
200g biscuits (I used a mixture of digestive and chocolate biscuits, plus a few gingerbread men)
300g assorted chocolates, e.g. Quality Street, Milk Tray, Malteasers, chopped up bars from a selection box

Method
Melt the chocolate bar and butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
Remove from the heat and add the evaporated milk. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
Place the biscuits in a plastic bag and bash roughly with a rolling pin. Add to the chocolate mixture.
Stir in the chocolates until evenly mixed.
Pour into a greased 20cm square tin and place in the freezer to cool.
Freeze for 2-3 hours, then cut into squares.
Store the cake in the freezer and allow to soften for a few minutes before eating.

Adapted from The Telegraph

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Birthday Giveaway

Four years ago this week I had a stall at Eccleshall Festival selling cupcakes. I sold out and Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes was born.

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I now offer wedding cupcakes, afternoon tea in conjunction with Agatha’s Tea Party, a range of cupcake classes and have even written a recipe book.

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To celebrate and to thank you for all your support, I am running a competition to win place on one of my cupcake classes with 5 runners up prizes of a cupcake recipe book.

To win, enter this
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Good Luck!

Liz x

Product Review: Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes Recipe Book by Liz Berwick

The Foodie Couple Blog have been kind enough to review my cupcake recipe book and are giving away a signed copy.

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"The book is full of great recipe for both classic and the more unusual of cupcakes and has easy to follow step by step instructions for even the most amateur of bakers!"

"A welcome addition to any home cooks bookshelf."

It would "make a perfect stocking filler for Christmas."

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Click the link below for the full review and to enter the competition: Product Review: Simply Scrumptious Cucpakes Recipe Book by Liz Berwick

Book review by Over 40 and Mum to one

Here’s another review of my cupcake book by blogger Over 40 and Mum to one, who received a free copy of my book to try out. She loves baking with her 4-year-old “Monkey” and tried out the Carrot & Walnut cupcake recipes together.

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“All of the recipes in Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes are really very easy to follow and all have accompanying photographs.”

“What did we think – they were moist and truly scrumptious! I didn’t even get a chance to add some frosting before my two gannets had helped themselves. Oh well, gives me an excuse to bake something else – maybe Black Bottom Cupcakes or Nanna Gore’s Sticky Gingerbread Cupcakes …..”

“The Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes recipe book would make a lovely stocking filler for any home baking fan.”

The full blog review, plus the chance to win a signed copy can be found here. The competition closes on 14th December, so get your entry in now!

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Book Review by With Love, Meg

In October, I offered the chance for several bloggers to review my soon-to-be released cupcake recipe book.

Megan from With Love, Meg is the first to be featured.

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“Simply Scrumptious Cupcake Recipe Book Giveaway!!

If you’re anything like me then I’m sure you love a bit of baking here and there and if you don’t like the baking part then I’m sure you like the eating cake part..who doesn’t?!

Liz Berwick bakes and sells her cakes and has now released her own cupcake recipe book too! As I flicked through the book I did notice how all the cupcakes seemed very fancy and very out of my baking ability however when I had a chance to sit down and read it properly the recipes for the cupcakes are actually a lot easier than I expected which is definitely a bonus because even I can make them!

The recipe book includes clear pictures, step-by-step instructions, ways you can adapt recipes and of course lots and lots of recipes!”

She is also running a competition to win a free signed copy if the book, so take a look at the full blog here

Want a chance to review a new cupcake recipe book?

I’m releasing my new book “Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes: Delicious recipes and professional tips for the home baker” in November 2013.

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I’m inviting up to 30 food and baking bloggers to review my new cupcake recipe book on their blog and recieve an extra copy to give away to their readers.

Here’s how you could receive two free copies:

Send an email, explaining why you would like to review my new book to: simplyscrumptiouscupcakes@gmail.com .
Don’t forget to detail your blog address and the number of followers you have.

I look forward to hearing from you and will let you know if you are successful by the beginning of November.

Liz

Win a free signed copy of Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes

Want to win a free signed copy of my new book, “Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes: Delicious recipes and professional tips for the home baker”?

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Simply download the FREE sample recipe card from my website, bake and decorate the cupcakes and post the results below.

Once I have received ten reviews, one lucky winner will be selected at random to win a signed copy of the new book!

Good Luck!

Liz x

Books are available to purchase for £6 from my website.