My Little Piccolo Sweet Potato & Beetroot Chocolate Cake Recipe & Giveaway

A little while ago Aria and I made a cake to celebrate My Little Piccolo’s first birthday, but it wasn’t just any old cake, it was a very special cake that contained two of My Little Piccolo’s delicious fruit and veg pouches. My Little Piccolo challenged several bloggers to create a cake recipe incorporating at least one of their pouches, game for a challenge I said yes and came up with a delicious beetroot, sweet potato and chocolate cake.

Sweet Potato Beetroot Chocolate Cake Recipe - first birthday cake incorporating my little piccolo pouches

We had so much fun making this cake, it was actually really easy to make. Obviously we had a bit of a fail and the cake fell apart when I removed it from the cake tin, but it still tasted amazing. See the behind the scenes video on facebook for more on that fail.

Sweet Potato Beetroot Chocolate Cake Recipe - first birthday cake incorporating my little piccolo pouches

See the other recipes incorporating the delicious goodness of Piccolo pouches here.

If you would like to win a month’s supply of Piccolo pouches, whether it’s for consumption straight from the pouch or to make all of these delicious cakes, simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below :

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The winner will receive one month’s supply of Piccolo pouches, the prize will be sent direct from My Little Piccolo. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. 

toddler helping to make chocolate cake by eating all the chocolate

*Disclosure – We were reimbursed the cost of ingredients to make the cake*

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sweet potato beetroot chocolate cake recipe

Happy Valentine’s Day – Rolo Brownies
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are having a great day and feeling suitably loved. 
I decided to bake Spencer me a cake for the occasion. I found the recipe for Brownie Hearts with Rolos on Baking Mad and instantly knew that that was the one!  
I decided to make one big giant heart shaped brorwnie using my heart shaped silicone bakeware from IKEA, I never realised how much longer things took to bake in silicone! 
I finished the cake with my heart sprinkles* from Tiger. I attempted to cut a smaller heart out for Spencer to take to work today, my plastic cutter wasn’t quite strong enough to cut through but it kind of resembles a heart! The cake itself is absolutely delicious, very chocolatey and just the right amount of gooey.
We’re now off to our local Table Table for a three course meal and a glass of bubbly. I hope you’re having a good Valentine’s Day 🙂 

Personalised Christmas Gift Tags with Tala Baking Products
ingredients for personalised Christmas tags using salt dough and cake stampers by tala
I’ve decided to be quite fancy with my Christmas wrapping this year. One of the main things that I am super excited about is my salt dough gift tags. When I received an email asking if I would like to try some products from Tala the letterpress cookie cutters* instantly jumped out at me, they looked pretty much spot on for part of my Christmas wrapping project. 
salt dough christmas tags
Tala cookie stampers
tala heart shaped personalised cookie cutter
personalised salt dough christmas gift tag
tala star shaped personalised cookie cutter
star shaped personalised christmas tag using salt dough
The set comes with star, heart and scalloped cutters, letterpress stamp, seven pre-set words/phrases and two sets of alphabet letters. You have the option of using the cutters in the pack and inserting the stamps into the two lines of the cutter or using the letter press to stamp without the cutter.
I wanted to make personalised star tags for our Wild West themed Christmas party, I chose to use my set of star cookie cutters* from Tala for these as they were more ‘Sheriff’ looking, I then stamped the letters into them using the letterpress stamp.
The in built stamp in the cutters is a great idea but it can be a bit fidgety swapping and changing the letters in them. If you were to make a lot of cookies with the same stamp these would be great but if you are swapping the letters each time I recommend using the letterpress instead. 
I wish I’d thought about something like this for the Wedding, how cute would a batch of cookies/Welsh cakes with our names in them have been!  
salt dough personalised christmas tags
salt dough personalised christmas tags
salt dough christmas tags with names
I used a straw to cut out the hole for the string in my gift tags and followed this salt dough recipe. Keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming Christmas wrapping post to see how they look on the presents.

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