Chocolate cola cake recipe

Adding cola to this chocolate cake makes it incredibly moist and impossible to stop at one slice! Ingredients 250g/9oz self-raising flour 300g/10½oz golden caster sugar 3 heaped tbsp cocoa generous pinch bicarbonate of soda 250g/9oz butter 250ml/8½fl oz cola drink 125ml/4¼fl oz milk 2 eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract For the topping 100g/3½oz butter 2 tbsp cola drink 2 tbsp cocoa 200g/7oz icing sugar To serve caramel chocolate bar […]

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Carrot cake loaf recipe

This easy carrot cake makes a great afternoon tea recipe. The nut-flecked loaf topped with orange cream frosting is a winning combination. Ingredients For the carrot cake 140ml/4¾fl oz vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing 2 free-range eggs 200g/7oz light brown sugar 300g/10½oz grated carrot (grated weight) 100g/3½oz raisins 75g/2½oz pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional) 180g/6oz self-raising flour 1 pinch salt ½ tsp bicarbonate of […]

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Study links prenatal phthalate exposure to altered information processing in infants

Exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals widely used in packaging and consumer products, is known to interfere with normal hormone function and development in human and animal studies. Now researchers have found evidence linking pregnant women’s exposure to phthalates to altered cognitive outcomes in their infants. Most of the findings involved slower information processing […]

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Sharing and enjoying meals with loved ones reduces obesity and improves the health of adolescents

Eating together as a family, maintaining the Mediterranean diet’s traditional customs of conviviality, influences the eating habits of adolescents and prevents eating behavior disorders, according to a new study prepared by scientists from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and published in the open access International Journal of […]

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