TGBBO Week 1: Cake

As my favourite show The Great British Bake of is back, I want to make what they make each week, I am not a fan of making large cakes so for TGBBO Week 1: Cake I have made White Chocolate and Pistachio Cupcakes, I know it is cheating a little bit but I had to make a large batch for a friends Birthday so I am allowing it this week but next week will be strictly on theme (I hope!). Here is this weeks cake recipe:


  • 100g of Sugar
  • 150g of Butter
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 100g of Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g of White Chocolate
  • 75g of Icing Sugar
  • 100g of Crushed Pistachios
TGBBO Week 1: Cake
TGBBO Week 1: Cake


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (Fan) and put your cupcake cases into your tin
  2. Then start by creaming the sugar and 100g of butter together in a bowl until smooth
  3. Sieve in the baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and flour and mix until combined and crumbly
  4. Then add the eggs and whisk until your cake batter is smooth
  5. Pour evenly into your cupcakes cases and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes (you can tell when they are ready by touching the top and they will spring back)
  6. Allow to cool
  7. To make the frosting cream the remaining butter and icing sugar together in a bowl until smooth
  8. Then melt your chocolate, I do this is a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water
  9. Let the chocolate cool to room temperature before adding to the buttercream
  10. Stir until combined and creamy
  11. Use a palette knife or icing bag to decorate your cupcakes before sprinkling the pistachios over the top to finish

Note: This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

I hope I can keep up with this and share my recipes with you, I am hoping that now it is online I will be spurred to do so! 10 week of pure joy coming up, please stay tuned and let me know how much you love The Great British Bake Off!


8 Comments Add yours

  1. We love the #gbbo here too – great to see you getting involved – keep the recipes coming !!!

  2. That flavour combination sounds amazing

    1. Definitely one of my faves!

  3. Pamplemousse says:

    Mmmmmm white chocolate and pistachios, what a beautiful combo!

    1. I think it might be one of my favourites!

  4. Lovely! Looking forward to biscuits next! 🙂

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