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How to Make Easy Cheesecake Cupcakes


  • Cups flour, sifted- 1 3/4 
  • Baking powder- 2 teaspoons 
  • Teaspoon salt- 1/4 
  • Butter, softened- 1/2 cup 
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup
  • Eggs- 2 
  • Sweetened condensed milk- 1 can (14 ounces) 
  • Quick-melt cheese, shredded- 1/2 cup 
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded- 1 cup 


First of all to make cheesecake cupcakes, Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.

and now take a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, and eggs with an electric mixer until combined.

Beginning and ending with flour mixture, add flour mixture in thirds and 1/2 of sweetened condensed milk in between (1/3 flour mixture, 1/2 condensed milk, 1/3 flour mixture, 1/2 condensed milk and 1/3 flour mixture) to egg mixture. Beat at low speed with every addition.

Add quick-melt cheese and stir to combine.

Using a scoop or spoon, fill each muffin hole up to 3/4 full. Top with cheddar cheese.

Bake in a 350 F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and top is golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

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3 cups self-raising flour
3 cups fine desiccated coconut
2 cups sugar
250g margarine or butter, softened
3 large eggs
50ml milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180°C.
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
Add margarine or butter, eggs, milk and vanilla essence.
Mix well with an electric mixer until a soft dough is formed.
Make little balls, place them on a greased baking tray and flatten them 
Bake for 10 minutes or until the biscuits are a light golden brown.

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500g butter 
6 large eggs
2 cups sugar
12 cups sifted flour 
12 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4cup raisins (optional)
350ml ultramel custard 
1tbs vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease your pan
Cream sugar and butter. Doesn’t have to be smooth. Rub in the mixture of flour, baking powder, raisins and salt till it resembles breadcrumbs
Beat eggs and vanilla aside then add to the mixture
Add custard and knead till your ingredients are nicely combined 
Roll onto a flour dusted surface and cut as desired
Brush with eggwash and bake for 15 minutes or till golden brown.

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lemon malva pudding

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 TBS butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 TBS vinegar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1 TBS jam
1 TBS finely grated lemon rind
2 tbs lemon curd

Beat butter and sugar together add egg vinegar lemon curd and rind jam and milk

Mix the dry ingredients together mix with the wet ingredients pour in a greased pan and bake for 30 mins at 160

1 cup sugar 
1 cup heavy cream 
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 TBS lemon curd

Mix everything together in a pan bring to a simmer and pour over the pudding.

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Strawberries and Strawberry jam Muffins


2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup canola oil 
3 eggs
50 ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6pcs strawberries, slice
4 tbsp strawberry jam.


Preheat oven 180 *F butter nonstick muffin pan or line paper liners.

In a large bowl combine and sift all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside

In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, oil, vanilla extract, milk and eggs. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Fold the slice strawberries and strawberry jam.

Spoon enough batter into prepared muffin pan to fill cups just under half full. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or toothpick comes out clean . Let cool in pan for 5minutes. Transfer to rack and cool completely.

Make a twist and it become new recipe our own new experiment recipes. Soft and spongy muffins for breakfast and snack.Try this and let us know what you think.

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Fruits Smoothie (strawberries, apple&pears)

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10pcs medium size strawberries, hulled
1 apple, cored
1 Asian pear, cored
2/3 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
1/4 cup fat-free milk
2 tsp white sugar 
Ice cubes
Add all ingredients


Place the ice, asian pear, apple, strawberries, sugar, milk and yogurt into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy ❤️


Strawberry – excellent source of folate, enough vitamin C, fibre, and anti oxidants.

Apple – good for diabetics and blood sugar regulation, Aids weight loss, smoother digestion, relieve constipation and diarrhoea, reduce cholesterol.

Asian pear benefits for our body- fiber, potassium, vitamin C and more.

Fruits have many health benefits that help prevent complications like heat stroke, high blood pressure, cancer heart disorder and diabetes They effectively fight skin disorder and promote healthy hair growth. It always suggested to eat fresh and ripe fruits to get the maximum benefits from them.

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Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew

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  • 1 kg Stewing beef
  • 4 Small Potatoes, quartered
  • 3 Medium Carrots, cut into thick rings
  • 1/2 punnet green beans
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 500ml boiling water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, cut into thick rings
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 large green pepper, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 2tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp pure vegetable oil/ olive oil

There’s nothing as perfect, as comforting, as warming and as filling as having this hearty beef and vegetable stew on a cold winter’s night or afternoon for that matter. The flavours in this dish married so well and complimented each other in a manner you savour in every bite. It’s a rustic dish which everybody enjoyed all the more. You can serve this with anything really from sadza to rice to pasta or even have it with some rolls if you wish!

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • Good sized pot
  • Measuring jug
  • Wooden spoon
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon

Quick Instructions

  1. Get the ingredients you’re going to use ready. These include 1 kg Stewing beef; 4 Small Potatoes, quartered; 3 Medium Carrots, cut into thick rings; 1/2 punnet green beans; 1 chicken stock cube; 500ml boiling water;
    1 tsp salt;  3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped; 1 small red onion, cut into thick rings; 2 large tomatoes, chopped; 1/4 large green pepper, chopped; 3 tbsp Tomato sauce; 2tbsp Vinegar; 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper and 2 tbsp pure vegetable oil/ olive oil.
  2. Heat oil in pot. Add your beef, season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and fry until it is browned. Add the onions and garlic. Fry for about 2 minutes then add the tomatoes. Fry for a further 3-4 min or until the tomatoes are cooked.
  3. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water. Give a quick stir until it’s completely dissolved. Pour this water into the pot. Close pot, reduce heat and allow for a gentle simmer until the beef is tender and cooked through.
  4. Add you potatoes, carrots and green beans. Mix until evenly incorporated in the pot. Add tomato sauce and vinegar. Replace the lid once again and simmer for a further 20 or so minutes or until the vegetables are tender and cooked through.
  5. Your rustic, hearty beef and vegetable stew is ready.

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Banana and Strawberry Smoothie

2 ripe bananas, roughly chopped
10 strawberries
1/2 cup Greek/ Plain Yoghurt
2 tbsp pure honey
1/2 half cup ice cubes (optional)
Smoothies are a great healthy snack which you can have anytime even as your breakfast or lunch. The good thing about them is that they are quite satiating, leaving you feeling fuller for longer. This right here is a simple banana and strawberry smoothies. High in potassium, vitamin C and Calcium among other nutrients and minerals which have great health benefits for your body. They can also be good first foods for babies.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a blender, you can still mash your fruit until it reaches your desired consistency. Also add milk or more yoghurt to make it easier to mash.

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

Blender/ Potato masher
Chopping board
Sharp knife

Get your ingredients together. These include; 2 ripe bananas, roughly chopped; 10 strawberries; 1/2 cup Greek/ Plain Yoghurt; 2 tbsp pure honey and 1/2 half cup ice cubes (optional).
Put all the ingredients in your blender. Use the pulse action for a few seconds then blend on low speed for 15 sec or so. Enjoy!
If using a potato masher, cut the fruit into smaller pieces then mash until the liquid starts to come out. Add the yoghurt and continue mashing until you reach your required consistency. You can even add milk to make it more drinkable! Enjoy!

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