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By Megan-Josephine Reynolds

With Christmas only 4 weeks away, it’s time for us to partake in our favourite nostalgic tradition of watching The Late Late Toy Show with our loved ones tonight, whilst snuggled under blankets and indulging in our favourite treats. We’ve found some easy (and delicious!) baking recipes to create for the Lion King themed night, perfect for little helpers to pitch in on too!
3-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

If you’re anything like my household, you might have a Nutella jar or two hidden away for a special occasion. Now is the perfect time to whip it out for TikTok user @beckyexcell’s indulgent brownie recipe – which only needs 3 ingredients!


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  • 450g of Nutella
  • 120g of flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • Milk chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius (for fan ovens; 180 degrees Celsius for regular ovens)
  • Mix the eggs and Nutella in a baking bowl
  • Sift in the flour and fold in
  • Add in your chocolate chips (optional)
  • Pour the mixture into a baking pan with greaseproof paper
  • Add extra Nutella swirls on top of your mixture
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Look no further than TikTok’s @simascookingadventure for a mouth-watering chocolate chop cookie recipe.


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  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden castor sugar
  • 1sp salt
  • 115g melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1sp vanilla extract
  • 155g flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Milk and dark chocolate chunks



  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius
  • Whisk the melted butter, salt and sugars together in a baking bowl
  • Stir in egg and vanilla extract
  • Sift in flour and baking soda, and fold in
  • Add in chocolate chunks
  • Chill dough for 30min
  • Place cookies onto baking tray lined with greaseproof paper
  • Bake for 12 min
Chocolate Fairy Cakes

Nothing can beat a classic fairy cake, and this recipe from BBC GoodFood adds a delicious chocolatey-twist.


  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 80g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the Icing:

  • 75g softened butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp milk



  • Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  • Line a 12-hole bun tin with paper cases.
  • Put the sugar and butter in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually mix in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder to the bowl and mix to make a smooth batter. Fold the milk through to loosen.
  • Divide the mixture between the cases using a spoon.
  • Bake for 20 mins, or until a cocktail stick poked into the centre of one of the cakes in the middle row comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 5-10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
  • While the cakes are cooling, make the icing. Beat together the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl for 5-10 mins, until you have a smooth, creamy consistency. Add the milk to loosen if needed.
  • Pipe or spread on top of the cooled cupcakes.