Category: Cakes

Orange and Almond Cake

Orange and Almond Cake Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Makes a 20cm-square cake 1 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted 2 tsp baking powder, sifted 100g ground almonds 3/4 cup caster sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup olive oil Finely grated rind and juice of 2...

Orange and Poppyseed Cake

Orange and Poppyseed Cake 1/3 cup poppy seeds 3/4 cup milk 200g butter, softened 1 Tbsp finely grated orange rind 3/4 cup castor sugar 3 eggs 2 cups plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1 cup freshly squeezed...

Orange Cake

Orange Cake 250g softened butter Rind of 1 large orange 250g caster sugar 4 x 60g eggs 250g self-raising flour 1 pinch of salt Juice of 1 large orange Grease and lightly flour a large loaf tin and line the base with greased paper. Cream the butter with the...

Orange Cake

Orange Cake 1 1/2 cups butter 1 3/4 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp orange rind, finely grated 1 cup yoghurt or sour cream 1/2 cup orange juice 3 cups SR flour, sifted Preheat oven to 180C. Combine yoghurt and sour cream together in a...

Orange Lemon Cake

Orange Lemon Cake 2 oranges 2 lemons 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 cups almond meal 1 tsp baking powder Place washed, unpeeled fruit in a saucepan, cover with water, bring to boil and simmer for 1 hour until soft. Drain, halve, and remove pips and whiz in food...

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Cake 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 2 tablespoons milk 125g butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind 2 eggs 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self raising flour 1/3 cup almond meal 1/4 cup orange juice orange slices to decorate Orange Cream:...

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Cake 1/2 cup poppy seeds 1/2 cup yoghurt 200g butter 1 tbsp orange zest 1 cup castor sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup nut meal orange juice 1/2 cup shredded orange Combine 1/2 cup poppy seeds with 1/2...

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Cake Serves 8 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup milk 185g butter, softened 3 teaspoons finely grated orange rind 40g poppy seeds Icing 1 cup pure icing sugar, sifted 1 teaspoon softened...

Orange Poppyseed Cake

Orange Poppyseed Cake 180g butter, soft 220g caster sugar 3 eggs, one at a time 1 Tbsp orange rind, grated fine 1/2 cup milk 300g self raising flour, sifted 100g poppyseeds Syrup: 1/2 cup sugar 1/cup orange juice Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time, with...

Orange, Lime and Almond Cake

Orange, Lime and Almond Cake 2 navel Oranges 4 thin-skinned limes Canola cooking spray 3 eggs 4 eggwhites 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tsp baking power 225g Almond meal Cream or Yoghurt to serve Scrub oranges and limes. Place oranges in a large saucepan of boiling water and simmer...

Passionfruit Butter Cake

Passionfruit Butter Cake You will need about 4 passionfruit for this recipe. Passionfruit Butter Cake can be made 2 days ahead. 125g butter, chopped 3/4 cup castor sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup passionfruit pulp Passionfruit Icing: 1 1/2 cups icing...

Pavlova

Pavlova 3 egg whites 3/4 cup splenda 1 tsp vinegar — malt 2 tsp corn flour 1/2 tsp vanilla Preheat oven 121 C (250 F). Beat egg whites into very stiff peaks. Very gradually add the splenda, beating all the time. Gently fold in cornflour, then the vinegar and...

Pavlova

Pavlova Serves: 8 6 medium size egg whites 350g caster sugar 284ml carton double or whipping cream 2 x 250g punnets strawberries 2 x 125g punnets raspberries Parchment or greaseproof paper 2 teaspoons vinegar 2 teaspoons corn flour Preheat the oven to 140°C, 275°F, Gas Mark 1. Whisk the...

Pavlova

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pavlova 5 large egg whites pinch of salt 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1 tsp cornflour 1 tsp white vinegar 1/2 tsp vanilla # Preheat oven to 200 C. # Beat egg whites and salt until stiff in a clean, dry bowl. Gradually add sugar...

Pavlova With Passionfruit And Yoghurt Cream

Pavlova With Passionfruit And Yoghurt Cream Serves 8 6 egg whites 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups (290g) caster sugar 1 Tbsp cornflour 2 Tbsp arrowroot 2 tsp white vinegar 1 cup (250ml) thin cream, whipped to soft peaks 1/2 cup (130g) Greek...

Pear And Ginger Cake

Pear And Ginger Cake 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 cup ground almonds 3 eggs 125ml (1/2 cup) milk 1 3/4 cups caster sugar 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 2 cups plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 3-5 pears, cored and sliced lengthways Icing sugar Preheat oven to 180°C. Butter...

Pecan Candy Ring

Pecan Candy Ring 1/2 cup red glace cherries, halved 1/2 cup green glace cherries, halved 1 cup coarsely chopped glace pineapple 1 cup coarsely chopped glace peaches 1 cup White Choc Bits 1 tablespoon self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups pecan nuts 1 cup blanched almonds 1 3/4 cups flaked...

Perfect Sponge Cake

Perfect Sponge Cake 4 eggs 165g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 2/3 cup plain flour 50g (1/3 cup) cornflour 1 teaspoon baking powder 250ml (1 cup) cream 2 passionfruit (or 2 tablespoons passionfruit pulp) Put eggs into small bowl of electric mixer, beat on medium to high speed until mixture...

Pineapple Carrot Cake

Pineapple Carrot Cake 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup oil 1/2 tsp bicarb soda pinch salt 1 cup grated carrot 1 small tin drained crushed pineapple 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 eggs # Sift flour, bicarb soda and salt together. # Beat eggs until frothy,...

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Photo by Megan Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Serves 6-8 20g unsalted butter, melted 2 Tablespoons firmly packed soft brown sugar 440g can pineapple rings in natural juice 90g unsalted butter, extra, softened 1/2 cup (125g) caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 cup (125g) self-raising flour...

Pink Cake

Pink Cake 125g butter, softened 1/2 cup castor sugar 3/4 pack pink jelly crystals 2 eggs 2 cups self raising flour 1/2 cup milk Mix together butter, castor sugar and jelly crystals. Add eggs and mix. Stir in flour and milk. Bake at 180C for 35-45 minutes. Pink Icing:...

Pink Lamingtons

Pink Lamingtons Makes 32 340g packet golden butter cake mix 2 eggs 3/4 cup milk 60g butter, softened 2 cups desiccated coconut Pink Icing: 3 cups icing sugar mixture 20g butter 1/2 cup milk pink food colouring 1 teaspoon strawberry essence 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a...

Pistachio and Rosewater Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pistachio and Rosewater Cake 200g unsalted pistachio nuts, shelled 5 eggs, separated 150g caster sugar 50g pistachio nuts – extra (for the topping) Syrup: 90ml water 70g sugar 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp rosewater 1. Preheat oven 180 C. Grease and line a 20cm...

Plum Pound Cake

Plum Pound Cake 500g butter 3 cups caster sugar 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 3 cups plain flour 1 cup of almond meal 1/2 cup of milk 6 eggs 1 dash of vanilla essence 6 plums Mix together all the dry ingredients. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs...

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake Lactose and Gluten Free 6 eggs, separated 2 tbsp honey 1 pumpkin, boiled 7 mashed 1 tbsp grated orange zest 1 cup almond meal 2 cups gluten free flour 1 tsp baking soda Icing optional 3/4 cup soft icing sugar 1/2 cup hot water 1. Preheat oven...

Pumpkin Fruit Cake

Pumpkin Fruit Cake 1 cup mashed pumpkin 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon syrup 1 packet mixed dried fruit some chopped dates and/or nuts 2 cups S.R. flour 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Mix ingredients well. If mix is a little dry add more mashed pumpkin. Bake...

Pumpkin, Orange and Apricot Cake

Pumpkin, Orange and Apricot Cake 225g of peeled, chopped, steamed and mashed butternut pumpkin Zest and juice of two oranges 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup of plain flour 1 cup of SR flour 250g unsalted butter (soft) 1 1/4 cups of castor sugar 2 eggs 250g dried apricots...

Quick and Easy Mocha Fruitcake

Quick and Easy Mocha Fruitcake 1kg mixed dried fruit 2 cups strong black coffee 150g fruit and nut chocolate roughly chopped 2 cups SR flour Soak the fruit overnight in the coffee. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20cm x 28cm tin. Mix together the fruit...

Quick Banana Nut Cake

Quick Banana Nut Cake 60g butter 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup desiccated coconut Topping: 1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed 2 tablespoons plain flour pinch of cinnamon 30g butter, cubed 1/4 cup...

Quick Coffee and Walnut Cake

Quick Coffee and Walnut Cake 1 1/2 cups SR flour 2T cornflour 1 cup dark brown sugar 125g butter 1/2 cup very strong black coffee (2 heaped tsp instant + water) 2 eggs 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease and flour 23cm square tin....

Quick Vanilla Cake

Quick Vanilla Cake 1 1/2 cup plain flour 1 tsp bicarb of soda 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 5 Tbsp oil 1 Tbsp vinegar (white or apple cider) 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup cold water Preheat the oven to 180C. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet...

Rainbow Cake

Rainbow Cake 3/4 cup butter flavoured shortening 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup milk 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour...

Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Icing 1 Tbsp mild cooking oil, for greasing 350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp Cocoa powder 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda 1.5 tsp Baking powder 350g caster sugar 350g Butter, chilled and diced 200ml sour cream 1 tsp vanilla essence,...

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Cake 185g butter, chopped at room temperature 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups self raising flour 3/4 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 cup red wine 1/2 cup water whipped cream, to serve Chocolate Ganache: 200g dark eating chocolate, chopped...

Rhubarb and Hazelnut Crumb Cake

Rhubarb and Hazelnut Crumb Cake Serves 8 1 (550g) bunch young rhubarb 40g (1 1/2 cups) icing sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 125g ground hazelnuts 50g (1/2 cup) plain flour 185g unsalted butter, melted 6 egg whites 1 1/2 tablespoons Demerara sugar Crumb Topping: 40g caster sugar 60g...

Rich Chocolate Mud Cake

Rich Chocolate Mud Cake 180g Butter 200mls Thickened cream 1/3 cup castor sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 280g dark chocolate, chopped 2 teaspoons instant coffee 2 tablespoons Marsala 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self raising flour 1/2 cup cocoa 150g dark chocolate, extra 1/4 cup...

Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake

Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake Serves 8-10 250g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 150g unsalted butter, chopped 160g (2/3 cup) caster sugar 125g ground almonds 5 eggs, separated Icing sugar, to dust Ice-cream or thick cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (conventional). Grease a 23cm springform tin with...

Rich Truffle Mud Cake

Rich Truffle Mud Cake 6 eggs 100g (1/2 cup firmly packed) brown sugar 400g dark cooking chocolate, melted 250ml (1 cup) thick cream 80 ml (1/3 cup) Cointreau (or any other liqueur) Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease deep 22cm round cake pan, line base and side with baking paper....

Rich Truffle Mud Cake

Rich Truffle Mud Cake 6 eggs 100g (1/2 cup firmly packed) brown sugar 400g dark chocolate, melted 250ml (1 cup) thick cream (48% fat content) 80ml (1/3 cup) Cointreau 1. Position oven shelves; preheat oven to 180°C. Grease deep 22cm-round cake pan, line base and side with baking paper....

Rocky Road Cake

Rocky Road Cake 190 g all-purpose flour 200 g white sugar 45 g unsweetened cocoa powder 5 g baking soda 3 g salt 75 ml vegetable oil 5 ml vinegar 5 ml vanilla extract 235 ml water 56 g unsweetened chocolate, chopped 55 g margarine 60 ml water 5...

Rustic plum cake

Rustic plum cake 400g plain flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 300g caster sugar, plus 2 Tbsp extra for topping 4 large eggs 2teaspoons grated lemon rind 150g unsalted butter, melted and cooled til lukewarm 8-10 plums halved and stoned 1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line buttered round 26cm...

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake 1 1/2 cups (170g) gluten-free self-raising flour 1/2 cup (45g) cocoa powder 3/4 cup (115g) lightly packed brown sugar 175g milk-free margarine, melted 1/2 cup (140g) apple puree 1-2 tablespoons vanilla soy or rice milk 3 tablespoons raspberry pure fruit spread 200g strawberries, sliced 75g plain...

Simple White Cake

Simple White Cake 200 g white sugar 115 g butter 2 eggs 10 ml vanilla extract 190 g all-purpose flour 10 g baking powder 120 ml milk 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×9 inch pan or line a muffin pan...

Simplicity Chocolate Cake

Simplicity Chocolate Cake 2 Tbsp margarine or butter 2 Tbsp cocoa, 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp instant coffee. Grease an 8″ ring tin (or similar) Heat oven to 350F [180C]. Melt butter. Put all other ingredients in...

Sour Cherry Chocolate Cake

Sour Cherry Chocolate Cake Serves; 8-10 100g white melts 4 Tbsp cream 200g butter 1 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3 eggs 150g milk melts, melted 2 Tbsp cocoa 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups sour Morella cherries, well drained 1. Preheat oven to 175c. Grease...

Sour Cherry, Orange and Chocolate Fruit (Christmas) Cake

Sour Cherry, Orange and Chocolate Fruit (Christmas) Cake 200g dried Cranberries 200g dried Sour Cherries 150g Candied Orange slices (finely diced) 200g Currants 75ml Brandy 3 teaspoons Vanilla extract 200g Butter 200g dark brown Sugar 150g dark Chocolate (70%) broken into pieces 200g self-raising Flour 100g ground Almonds 3...

Sour Cream Cake

Sour Cream Cake 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons granulated...

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake 2 sticks butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sour cream 2 cups flour 1 1/4 teaspoons soda 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup nuts (walnuts or...

Spanish Almond and Orange Cake

Spanish Almond and Orange Cake Serves: 6-8 175g plain flour 2 level t baking powder 100g ground almonds 175g golden caster sugar 1/2 t salt 3 eggs, lightly whisked 200ml light olive oil 1 orange, juiced and zest finely grated Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas 3 and generously oil...

Spices of the Orient Teacake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spices of the Orient Teacake Teacake: 60g butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar 1 egg 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/3 cup (80ml) milk 20g butter, melted, extra Spiced Nuts: 2 tbsp finely chopped pistachios 2 tbsp finely chopped blanched...

Sponge

Sponge 4 eggs 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar 1 cup (150g) maize cornflour (100 percent corn) 300ml carton thickened cream 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/3 cup (80ml) strawberry jam 250g strawberries pure icing sugar for dusting 1. Preheat the oven to moderate (180°C). Grease two deep 20cm round cake...

Sponge Cake

Photo by Sares Sponge Cake 4 large Eggs 1 cup castor sugar 1 1/2 cups fielders cornflour 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp Baking powder 125g Margarine (not butter) 1. Beat eggs and sugar in large bowl for 20 minutes (hand beater). 2. Sift cornflour and baking powder 3 times...

Steamed Lemon Cake

Steamed Lemon Cake 3 eggs 3/4 cup caster sugar 75g butter, melted, cooled 2 tablespoons double thick cream 2 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced 1 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Lemon cream: 1/2 cup lemon curd 200ml double thick cream 1. Grease and line a 6cm deep,...

Sticky Date Cheesecake

Sticky Date Cheesecake Serves 10 1 1/4 cups dried pitted dates 1 1/4 cups boiling water 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup brown sugar 40g butter 2/3 cup self-raising flour 2 eggs Cheesecake: 2 teaspoons gelatine 2 tablespoons just-boiled water 2 x 250g packets cream cheese, chopped, at...

Sticky Gingerbread

Sticky Gingerbread Serves 8-10 350g (2 1/3 cups) plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 whole nutmeg, freshly grated 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 4 tablespoons milk 175g black treacle 175g golden syrup 175g dark brown soft sugar 175g butter...

Strawberry and Coconut Cake

Strawberry and Coconut Cake 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1 cup caster sugar 1 1/3 cups dessicated coconut 3 eggs 125g butter, melted 2/3 cup buttermilk 1/2 tub strawberries (125g) icing sugar to dust 1. Preheat oven 150c (fan off). Grease and line a large loaf tin. 2. In...

Strawberry and Hazelnut Meringue Cake

Strawberry and Hazelnut Meringue Cake Serves 6-8 Prep Time 20 min Cooking Time 50 min Chilling Time 6hr – overnight Hazelnut Meringue Base: 6 egg whites 1 cup caster sugar 2 cups ground hazelnut meal Strawberry Cream: 300ml thickened cream 250g mascarpone (Italian cheese) seeds of 2 vanilla beans...

Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcake Serves 6-8 125g butter, softened 220g (1 cup) caster sugar, plus 2 tablespoons extra 2 eggs, lightly beaten 125g cream cheese, softened 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted 375g strawberries, hulled, halved if large Warmed bought custard, to serve Crumble: 50g chilled butter, cubed 50g...

Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcake with Warm Custard

Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcake with Warm Custard Serves 6-8 125g butter, softened 1 cup caster sugar, plus 2 tablespoons extra 2 eggs, lightly beaten 125g cream cheese, softened 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 375g strawberries, hulled, halved if large Warmed bought custard, to serve Crumble 50g chilled butter, cubed...

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake 3 pints fresh strawberries 1/2 cup white sugar 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup shortening 1 egg 2/3 cup milk 2 cups whipped heavy cream 1. Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup...

Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake Serving size: Serves 6 60g butter 2 tablespoons sugar 2 egg yolks 105g (3/4 cup) plain flour 1 punnet strawberries 1/2 cup strawberry jam 2 teaspoons water Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg yolks, beat well. Work in sifted flour until well combined,...

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Serves 8 6 cups fresh strawberries 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups plain flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter 1 egg, beaten 2/3 cup milk 3 Tbsp butter, softened 1 cup whipping cream 2 Tbsp sugar 1. Stir together strawberries...

Strawberry Vacherin

Photo by Sares Strawberry Vacherin Serves 8 175g whole blanched almonds 5 egg whites 225g caster sugar 110g unsalted butter, melted, cooled 70g plain flour, sifted 300ml thickened cream, whipped 150g pure icing sugar, plus extra to dust 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g Toblerone chocolate 250g punnet strawberries 1....

Sultana Grape Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sultana Grape Cake 3 large eggs 150g castor sugar 4 Tablespoons olive oil 60g butter (melted) 5 tablespoons of milk 200g plain flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder grated zest of 4 lemons a good grating of nutmeg 3 cups fresh sultana grapes (2 1/4...

Sultana Loaf Cake

Sultana Loaf Cake Serves 8 225g sultanas 175ml cold tea 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour 175g demerara (or brown) sugar 1 egg, beaten 1. The night or a minimum of 5 hours before cooking, place the sultanas in a large bowl, pour over the cold tea and cover....

Swiss Carrot Cake

Swiss Carrot Cake 2 Tbsp soft white breadcrumbs 2 medium large carrots grated 200g ground almonds 5 eggs 3/4 cup castor sugar 1 tsp grated lemon rind 1 Tbsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp plain flour 1. Butter a 20cm springform pan and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. 2. Beat egg yolks,...

Tea Cake

Tea Cake 1/2 cup milk 3 tablespoons butter (3 x 20ml spoons) 1/2 cup sugar (caster) 1 egg 1 1/2 cups S.R. flour Extras: 1 teaspoon butter (topping) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) Preheat oven to 190C. 1. Grease sandwich tin. 2. Measure and...

Tea Cake

Tea Cake 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup milk 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour Set oven at 190 C. Cream butter and sugar, and mix in egg. Add milk and flour alternately, one third at a time, mixing lightly. Place in a greased...

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake 175g butter 175g dark plain chocolate, broken into pieces 2 tsp instant coffee granules 90g S.R.Flour 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda 40g cocoa 400g light brown soft sugar 3 medium eggs 2 Tbsp sunflower oil 90ml full-fat plain yoghurt Fudge Frosting: 300ml double cream 1...

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake 3 cups self-raising flour 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda, sifted 200g butter, softened 1 cup milk or unsweetened yoghurt 3 large eggs 1 cup boiling hot coffee Chocolate Ganache: 500ml cream 500g best quality...

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake Serving size: Serves 10 or more 6 eggs 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (75g) cornflour 1 cup (250ml) boiling water 1 1/2 tablespoons dry instant coffee 1/2 cup (125ml) marsala 1/4 cup (25g) finely grated chocolate 300ml thickened cream, whipped...

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake Serves 6-8 510 g packet French vanilla cake mix 3 eggs 1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil 300 ml thick cream 1/4 cup (30 g) icing sugar 250 g mascarpone, chilled 100 ml Kahlua 1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee 1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C (350°F/Gas...

Tiramisu Cake

Photo by Mem Tiramisu Cake Serves 12 6 eggs 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (75g) cornflour 1 cup (250ml) boiling water 1 1/2 tablespoons dry instant coffee 1/2 cup (125ml) marsala 1/4 cup (25g) finely grated chocolate 300ml thickened cream, whipped 75g...

Tofu Apple Cake

Tofu Apple Cake Sugar Free 1 packet tofu (400g) 1 and a 1/2 cups apple puree 1/2 cup oil 3 dessertspoons honey juice and grated rind of a lemon 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups flour 1 and a 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup sultanas...

Triple-Chocolate Layer Cake

Triple-Chocolate Layer Cake Cake: 1/2 C. cold buttermilk 1 T. instant espresso powder 2 t. vanilla extract 1 1/4 C. sugar 1 C. cake flour 6 T. unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. baking powder 1/4 t. baking soda 3 large eggs 1/2 C. unsalted butter, room...

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Ultimate Chocolate Cake For the cake: butter for greasing cake tin 175g fine dark chocolate 115g butter 3 tbsp water 3 eggs 140g caster sugar 85g ground almonds 55g SR flour pinch salt For the topping: 115g fine dark chocolate 2 tbsp sour cream For...

Upside Down Cashew and Maple Loaf

Upside Down Cashew and Maple Loaf 90g Butter, softened 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1 cup (150g) unsalted roasted cashews, coarsely chopped 125g, softened butter, extra 3/4 cup brown sugar, extra 2 eggs 1 cup (150g) self raising flour 1/2 cup (75g) plain...

Upside-Down Chocolate Caramel Nut Cake

Upside-Down Chocolate Caramel Nut Cake 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Macadamias 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Pistachios 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Walnuts 125g Butter, softened 1 cup (220g) frimly packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (35g) plain flour 1/4 tsp Bicarb 1/3...

Upside-Down Toffee Date and Banana Cake

Upside-Down Toffee Date and Banana Cake 1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water 3 star anise 2 medium bananas (400g), sliced thinly 1 cup (140g) dried seeded dates 3/4 cup (180ml) water, extra 1/2 cup dark rum 1 tsp bicarb 60g butter, chopped 1/2 cup...

Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake This moist cake contains no eggs. 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup safflower oil 2/3 cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 1/2 cup milk (dairy...

Vanilla Syrup Cake

Vanilla Syrup Cake Serves 8-10 250g unsalted butter 250g caster sugar 6 eggs 450g ground almonds Zest of 2 lemons Juice of 1 lemon 225g polenta 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Fresh berries and cream, to serve Vanilla Syrup: 100g caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split...

Vegan Christmas Cake

Vegan Christmas Cake 4 cups (500 grams) mixed fruit 1 cup (125 grams) currants 1 and a 1/4 cup (1/4 litre) grape juice 3/4 cup sugar (preferably dark muscovado or molasses sugar, otherwise brown sugar) 1/2 cup oil 2 cups (250 gr) flour 1 cup (125 ml) soy or...

Victoria Sponge

Victoria Sponge Makes on 20cm round sandwich cake 125g unsalted butter, chopped 1/2 cup caster sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup strawberry jam icing sugar 1. Preheat oven to moderate 180C. Brush two shallow 20cm round sandwich tins with melted...

Warm Peach Upside Down Cakes

Warm Peach Upside Down Cakes 415g can peach slices in natural juice, drained 2 tablespoons reduced-fat spread, melted 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 cup self-raising flour 150g light French vanilla Fruche and pure icing sugar, to serve 1. Preheat oven...

Whiskey Fudge Cake

Whiskey Fudge Cake 250g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 175g caster sugar 175g unsalted butter 4 eggs 275g plain chocolate 90ml whiskey 1 tbsp of vanilla extract icing sugar, for dusting # Pre heat oven to 180 C. # Sift the flour and the bicarbonate of soda...

White Chocolate And Raspberry Cake

Photo by Kelli White Chocolate And Raspberry Cake 1 x 340g pkt White Wings Golden Buttercake 2 eggs 60g (3 Tbsp) margarine spread or soft butter 190ml (3/4 cups) milk 125g raspberries (fresh or frozen) 150g coarsely grated white chocolate icing sugar for dusting extra raspberries for decoration #...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 250 g butter 200 g white chocolate 200 ml water 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1 cup self-raising flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Icing: 125 g butter 125 g white chocolate, melted 3/4 cup icing sugar...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 250g (1 cup) Butter, chopped 150g (1 lb)White chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) Milk 1 1/2 cups (225g) Plain Flour 1/2 cup (75g) Self-raising Flour 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence 2 Eggs, Beaten lightly White Chocolate Ganache: 1/2 cup (125ml)...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 300g white chocolate 220g butter 1 cup (250ml) milk 165g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 36g (1/4 cup) self-raising flour 145g (1 cup) plain flour Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin. Preheat oven to 160...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 250g butter 200g white chocolate melts 200ml water 1 1/2 cups castor sugar 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1 cup SR flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Icing: 125g butter 125g white or dark chocolate, melted and cooled 3/4 cup icing sugar...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 180g white eating chocolate, chopped 350g unsalted butter, chopped 2 2/3 cups (590g) caster sugar 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk 2 cups (300g) plain flour 2/3 cup (100g) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs fresh roses, for decorating white chocolate ganache 3/4 cup...

White Mud Cake

White Mud Cake 250g butter/margarine 250g white chocolate 200 ml water 1+1/2 cups castor sugar 1+3/4 cups plain flour 1 cup SR flour 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup of sour cream or thick dollop cream (optional) Icing: 125g butter/ margarine 125g white chocolate, melted 3/4...

Whole Orange Cake

Whole Orange Cake 1 large orange 185g butter, melted 3 eggs 1 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 cups self raising flour Place the whole orange (yes WHOLE skin and all – take out pips if you want) in food processor and process until pureed. Add other ingredients and process...

Yoghurt Banana Cake

Yoghurt Banana Cake 2 cups white self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder pinch salt 1/2 cup soft brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup yoghurt 2 medium bananas Decoration: 1/2 cup whipped cream 1 large banana Preheat the oven to 180C. Use a 20cm/8 inch round cake tin. Cream...