Microwave mug cakes, garbage cookies, fridge cakes and more! These easy recipes can be whipped up in no time, using candy bars, cake mixes and ice cream.
Indulge your inner child (or your actual children) with these 28 recipes for mug cakes and cheat's bakes. The mug cakes, organised into a section for kids and a section for grown-ups can all be prepared in the microwave in just a few minutes. With recipes for Nutella and Peanut Butter, Crushed Up Cookie, and Hidden Oreo mug cakes there's plenty to delight little ones; while the Boozy Strawberry Centre, After Dinner Mint and Cafe Latte mug cakes keep the adults happy too. The second half of the book is then divided into three sections: Cookies, Cakes and Desserts and No-bake Bakes, where each of the recipes has a cheat to speed things up. Why make things difficult with long-winded processes and waiting times when you could stuff your cookies with pretzels, crisps and other confectionery? Ever wanted an ice-cream sandwich at home? Well look no further than Suzy's Ice-cream cookies that use store-bought ice-cream in the batter meaning there's no assembly required. Try a Soda Pop Dump Cake where the only ingredients you need are a packet cake mix and a can of lemonade. Or use chocolate spread as a fast and filthy filling for a No-bake Cheesecake. Cheat your way to trashy baking notoriety with all these and more in Miracle Mug Cakes and Other Cheat's Bakes.
Since winning ITV1's Lorraine's Cake Club Competition in 2012, Suzy Pelta has created two gourmet baking kit ranges - Bake with Suzy and Bake British, that are sold all over the world. She regularly works as a demonstration chef at major UK food shows, including BBC Good Food and The Cake & Bake Show. She hosts a number of videos on Waitrose TV and has been the official blogger, recipe writer and campaign cake creator for Marie Curie's Blooming Great Tea Party Campaign for four years. Suzy puts a fun and somewhat indulgent spin on baking and enjoys creating recipes that are just that little bit different. Baking with her children is really important to her, and all of her recipes can be easily created by the whole family. Suzy lives in North London with her husband and three children, and this is her first book.