Cakes

Raspberry Pudding Cake

Raspberry Pudding Cake

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (170°C for fan assisted) and lightly grease and line a 20cm loosebottomed tin.Toss the raspberries in no more than 1 tbs flour to help prevent them sinking.Sift the flours, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together into a bowl.In a...

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Orange Polenta Cake

Orange Polenta Cake

Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease a 23cm loose-bottomed/springform tin and line the base with paper. Weigh the polenta, almonds and baking powder into a bowl and mix them well together.Weigh the butter into a large mixing bowl and beat it until light and creamy (a...

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Very Chocolaty Chocolate Cake

Very Chocolaty Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 180°C. Prepare two 9 inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.Add flours, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb of soda and salt to a large bowl. Whisk through using your paddle instrument (if using a mixing machine)...

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Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake

Grease and line the base of two 7” round sandwich tins and preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F (170°C if using fan-assisted).Weigh the butter and sugar into a bowl and briefly cream them together - they don’t need to be pale and fluffy, just well mixed.In a separate bowl...

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Rich Fruit Cake

Rich Fruit Cake

Grease and line a 19cm (7.5”) round cake tin with double thickness greaseproof paper.Weigh all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat with a large spoon until well mixed (4-6 mins).Place the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth over with the back of a wet...

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Orange Madeira Cake

Orange Madeira Cake

Lightly oil and line the sides and base of a 1lb loaf tin (6”x4”x3”).Cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the tsp of orange zest.Slowly beat in the eggs one at a time scraping the mix together after each addition. Add the vanilla...

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Grandma’s Moist Sponge Cake

Grandma’s Moist Sponge Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a deep cake tin.In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time taking care not to allow the mix to curdle (add a little flour if it starts). Add the milk, vanilla and flour, mixing...

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Fridge Tiffin Cake

Fridge Tiffin Cake

Using baking parchment, line a 20 x 30cm baking tray (or one of those silicone baking trays works well!) Using a bain-marie (a bowl nestled over simmering water) to melt the dark chocolate, butter and golden syrup, taking care not to splash water into the bowl as you...

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Battenberg

Battenberg

Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F/Gas Mark 4. Using a double layer of foil, make a barrier down the centre of a 20cm square tin (or use a Battenberg tin), then line each compartment with 2 pieces of baking parchment.Put all the cake ingredients except the food colouring in...

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