Sunday, 13 June 2010

Food or more to the point CAKE

These two cakes I make a lot they are quick and simple and there is no weighing. I found the recipe about 25 years ago and have used it quite a lot. You will need a yogurt pot.They cook in a 2lb loaf tin for 45mins - 1hour on gas mark 4,350f,1800c.
Here is the basic cake mix
1/2 packet butter
2 pots SR flour
1 pot caster sugar
2 eggs
4 tablespoons milk
Beat all the ingredience together until smooth.

Then for this CITRUS one just add
1/2 orange grated rind and juice
1/2 lemon grated rind and juice

And for the CHOC-BANANA one just add
1/2 pot grated dark choclate
1 banana mashed

And they need an icing , so for the CITRUS
2 pots icing sugar , grate in the rest of teh orange and lemon rind , combine the rest of the juices from both and add a few drops at a rime to the icing until it will be able to spread on the cooled cake.

1 pot dark chocolate melted with 1/8 packet of butter in a bowl over hot water , once melted add in 1/2 pot icing sugar. Decorate top of cake.

Ther are another 2 flavours for this basic cake and they are.

add to the mix
2 pots raisins
2 tablespoons dark rum
just before putting in the oven sprinkle over 2 tablespoons demerara sugar and 2 tablespoons flaked almonds.

For this one you need to put 1 x 340g tin pineapple slices drained and chopped in the bottom of the cake tin along with 1 pot glace cherries chopped in half and 2 pieces of stem ginger cut into small pieces. Now pour in the basic cake mix and cook.

And the answer is yes I have tried these 2 versions as well and they too are VERY nice

jean x

ps if you dont have a spare yogurt pot just measure out 100g for every pot


  1. Hey Jean, you are a wicked woman ! I now want to do some baking !!


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