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Top recipes for August 2013

We’ve rounded up the top 20 recipes for this month including a gooey Nutella chocolate cake and a step-by-step paella recipe.

If you’re looking for something new to make this August, you’ve come to the right place. Every month we round-up your favourite recipes from the site to give you lots of new ideas for what to make for the family.

We’ve got lots of delicious and simple recipes for you to choose from this August including some healthy recipes from the Hairy Bikers, Mary Berry classics and an impressive piñata cake.

Click through our top 20 countdown – can you guess what this month’s number 1 is?

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The Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood host popular show The Great British Bake Off on BBC2, which showcases the best amateur bakers in the country. From technical baking challenges to show stopping cakes and bakes, this TV show is not to be missed.

Twelve homebakers take part in the bake off, pushing every aspect of their baking skills. From simple scones to mind-blowing macaroons, this show teaches amateur bakers how to improve their baking skills and overcome any disaster that strikes. It’s the ultimate baking show for those who love all things warm and delicious.

We just love The Great British Bake Off here at goodtoknow and we’ve got plenty of recipes from the judges and past contestants, like series 2 winner Jo Wheatley. So if you fancy baking like a pro, you’ve come to the right place.

Have we got you in the baking mood? Why not take a look at some of our delicious baking recipes?

Halloween recipes face-off

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Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Spooked at the thought of all the Halloween temptations we are about to experience at the scariest season of the year?

Well you need not fear – these Spooky Spider Cupcakes are lighter on the waistline, and are sure to be all the fright at your next Halloween party.

The cupcakes themselves are made with just THREE ingredients: boxed cake mix, canned pumpkin and WATER! The topping is a chocolate glaze, just a smear – just enough to help the sprinkles and eyeballs adhere to the cupcake.

And the verdict in my house, everyone thought they were SPOOK-tacular!

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Spooky Spider Cupcakes
Servings: 18 Size: 1 cupcake Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4*
Calories: 139.5 • Fat: 3.5 g • Carb: 26 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 1.5 g • Sugar: 17 g
Sodium: 291 mg


  • 16.5 oz Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake mix
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp canned 100% pure pumpkin
  • 3/4 + 2 tbsp cup water

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp 1% milk, plus 1 tsp if needed
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

For the toppings:

  • 6 tbsp chocolate sprinkles
  • black string licorice, cut into 2 inch strips (Wilton)
  • Wilton eyeball candy


Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cupcake tin with 18 cupcake liners.
Combine pumpkin puree and water in a large bowl; mix to combine. Add chocolate cake mix and beat 2 minutes. (Be sure the cake mix is 16.5 oz or you’ll have to adjust the other ingredients)

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.

For the glaze combine all dry ingredients, add vanilla and 1 tbsp milk, adding 1/4 tsp more at a time if needed until smooth.

Place sprinkles in a bowl.

a spatula or butter knife, spread just under 1 tsp of the glaze over
the cupcake, then quickly dip into the bowl of sprinkles. Quickly add
eyes before glaze dries.

To add legs, poke holes with a bamboo stick, then insert. Can be made the night before. Makes 18.

*Nutritional info includes everything except eyes and legs.


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