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16 excellent desserts to help you celebrate the royal wedding this weekend

15th May 2018
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It’s royal wedding week! Hurrah. To celebrate the forthcoming nuptials of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle, we’ve asked our friends at Co-op Food for their very best celebration puds. Of course, they’ve delivered a selection of recipes fit for a DAMN QUEEN.

Just look at these slices of indulgence. They’re making us feel celebratory just looking at them. Not even a republican could argue (well, they might try. But we’ll just stuff cake in their mouth until they’re rendered speechless.)

Here you go, enjoy all the eating.

1. Apple and blackberry fool

Honey, yoghurt, and smashed up blackberries – we’re opening with a dessert that’s basically British summertime in a pot. All hail.

Get the recipe here.

2. Chocolate cinnamon sponge

This one is super easy to make and uses Fairtrade chocolate, which means you can feel good about yourself AND help save the planet whilst getting your sugar/wedding fix. Ideal in every conceivable way.

Get the recipe here.

3. Apple pie

As British as they come, just like HRH himself. Shame there isn’t a sprinkling of ginger in there too (we’d just add some ad-hoc if we were making this.)

Get the recipe here.

4. Coconut and apricot Victoria sponge

Let’s all take a second to remember our * second * longest reigning female monarch when this one comes out. Unlike our regal yet mardy Victoria, though, we expect to be very, very amused by this weekend’s events.

Get the recipe here.

5. Cappucino cupcakes

This dessert offering is a bit more American than traditionally British, what with its “cupcake” and “coffee” themes – which is pretty appropriate, considering the future Mrs Harry Wales is Californian through and through.

Get the recipe here.

6. Carrot and parsnip cake

This one might be our favourite of the whole bunch. Carrot in cake counts as a portion of veg, right? Right.

Get the recipe here.

7. Chocolate cups with ice cream

Yum. Let’s hope the sun stays out so that we can toast Harry and Meg in the garden with these delectable strawberry and chocolate concoctions.

Get the recipe here.

8. Cheese and apple galette

Did someone say wedding brunch? Yeah? Here you go – pastry + cheese + apples = weekend morning happiness bubble.

Get the recipe here.

9. Cherry traybake

Perfect if you’re having a group round to watch the wedding highlights. Just look at that marble-effect icing… spectacular.

Get the recipe here.

10. Chocolate and strawberry fingers

Ready in half an hour, these chocolate and strawberry fingers are made for sharing.

Get the recipe here.

11. Classic lemon tart

Absolute classic, this tart.

Get the recipe here.

12. Crumpet florentines

There’s nothing that shrieks “British weekend indulgence party” than crumpets, so when you slather them in honey, cherries and the wellness community’s favourite nut (that’s almond, FYI) you’re just asking for a great day. Go on, get creative AND embrace the Italian connection at the same time.

Get the recipe here.

13. Cream liquer brulee


We don’t know why we’ve never encountered a boozy crème brulee before, but we’re here for it now – and you should be too.

Get the recipe here.

14. Coconut and raspberry loaf cake

Get a LOAF of that.

Get the recipe here.

15. Jammy flapjacks

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could add marmite to this instead of jam… we’ll leave that big decision for you alone to make.

Get the recipe here.

16. Pistachio shortbread

Finally, here’s a biscuit you can dunk in your tea whilst watching the royal hat parade without worrying about structural integrity and soggy, floating crumbs. I now pronounce you, tea and biscuits – a match truly made in heaven.

Get the recipe here.

Get the ingredients for all of these desserts at your local Co-op, where students get 10% off with an NUS extra card.  

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