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Have a Go with GBBO at Home

Though the nation has been obsessed with cake long before television even existed, when The Great British Bake Off launched 10 years ago (yes you read that correctly, we couldn’t believe it either), no-one could have predicted its success and influence. The show has made household names of its bakers, presenters and judges alike and it seems, even a decade later, the UK’s love affair with baking is anything but half-baked.

Life is What You Bake of It

Our new baking range, adorned with our much-loved Bertie design and ‘Life is what you bake of it’ slogan, will provide you with the means to create your very own showstoppers at home. In the interests of giving you something to really get your wooden spoon around, we thought we’d include a little recipe for you try at home:


Chunky chocolate and sour cherry muffins

Makes 12 delicious muffins to share (or not)


  • Plain flour (225g)
  • Soft brown sugar (115g)
  • Cocoa powder (55g)
  • Dark chocolate (200g), broken
  • into chunks
  • Sour cherries (100g), chopped
  • Cherry yoghurt (235ml) Bicarbonate of soda (1 teaspoon)
  • Baking powder (half a teaspoon)
  • 2 eggs
  • Olive oil (120ml)

For the frosting:

  • Icing sugar (300g)
  • Unsalted butter (50g)
  • Full-fat cream cheese (125g)
  • 12 fresh cherries


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas mark 5.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. In another small bowl, mix the eggs and olive oil.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the oil and egg mixture. Then add the sour cherries, yogurt and chocolate chunks. Mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture into a 12-hole muffin tin lined with muffin paper cases and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • While the muffins are baking, you can start making the frosting. Beat the butter until it is really soft, then beat in the cream cheese and icing sugar.
  • Once the muffins are completely cooled, use a cutlery knife to decorate them with the frosting and fresh cherries.

Thank you to Macmillan Cancer Support for sharing this recipe with us.

If you have no intention of wielding said wooden spoon, don’t worry, our new stand-mixer can do the hard graft for you. Once you’ve made your masterpiece, or masterpieces, save them from being devoured in one sitting by giving them a safe storage place. We’ve got a range of cake tins suitable for as many bakes as you’re inspired to make - big or small. Now, go forth and bake!


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