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Fresh Week Day 3


Today marks day 3 of fresh week.  This evenings meal included an experiment using the Tefal Actifry and Chocolate cupcakes!

kale chips

I love Kale and I love Kale Chips, if you have never tried them before you really should give them a go!  Usually I bake my Kale in the oven until crisp but today I decided to make them in the Tefal Actifry.  I used half the amount of oil I would usually put on the Kale if baked in the oven and although the Kale was not as crispy it still tasted amazing!


Dinner this evening was Roast Chicken (skin removed) boiled rice, Roasted Beetroot, Carrots and Peppers and Baked Kale.


I featured these Chocolate fudge cupcakes last Halloween and because they are so delicious I have decided to write the recipe again.  The cake is light and fluffy and the topping is dark, dense and indulgent.  I usually get around 24 cupcakes or 12 muffin sized cakes from the following recipe.

200g unsalted butter (100g for the topping)

2 large eggs

250ml buttermilk

250g caster sugar

280g plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

350g dark chocolate, melted (250g for the topping)

2 tbsp cocoa powder

Icing sugar


Preheat the oven to 180°c and line your cupcake or muffin trays, I used polka dot cases on this occasion.

Combine  softened butter, eggs, sugar and 100g of the melted chocolate in a large bowl or if you’re lazy like me pop it into the food mixer.

Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder into the mixture.

Slowly Pour the buttermilk into the mixture and beat for 1-2 minutes.

I find that using an ice-cream scoop makes life so much easier when spooning the batter into the trays. Bake for 16-18 minutes.

To make the topping:

Put the butter and the chopped chocolate into a bowl over a pan of water and melt slowly until combined and glossy. gradually add icing sugar until the topping becomes firm enough to decorate.

Spoon the topping onto the cupcakes and decorate

If you are taking part in Fresh Week what dishes did you cook today?  There is still time to take part if you would like to, just head over to the Fresh Week website and make your pledge don’t forget you could win a Fresh Express and a Vegetable box!


Every day this week  I will be posting my daily meals and some recipes to give readers inspiration, why not take a look at my fellow Tefal Innovation Panellists pledges?

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*Disclaimer – Although I am a Tefal Innovation panelist my thoughts about fresh week and the Tefal products received are my own and any reviews will be honest and impartial. *