Archive for Cake

11 Sep 2016

Ginger and Plum Cake

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If you’re lucky enough to have fruit trees, late summer is a great time to make fruit pie, fruit cake, jam, or all of the above. This spiced plum cake is like a pineapple upside down cake (tarte tatin), but with plums.

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31 Jul 2016

Coconut & Ginger Bites

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Everyone loves things on sticks – lollipops, hot dogs, kebabs… cake is no exception. These cake pops are a light coconut and ginger sponge coated in white chocolate and sprinkled with desiccated coconut.


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16 Jul 2016

Magic Pistachio and Cherry Cake

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Magic cakes are a unique type of cake which form three distinct layers from one batter. They’re cooked at a lower temperature (150C/300F) which allows the layers to split out during baking. The base is a standard sponge, the middle forms a custard and the top is a Genoise sponge. These were studded with pistachios and had cherries on top, the with vanilla cream cheese frosting.

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10 Jul 2016

Toffee Swiss Roll

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A light swirl of cake filled with toffee filling. Swiss roll’s can be a hit and miss – this exact recipe worked perfectly for the cinnamon cream cheese swiss roll I made a couple of months ago, but this time cracked while rolling.

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28 May 2016

Ukranian Apple Cake (Yabluchnyk)

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In honour of Ukraine’s awful winning performance at Eurovision 2016, Yabluchnyk is a traditional layered apple cake.

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15 May 2016

Lemon Donuts

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Baked donuts with a fresh lemon flavour and a lemon yogurt glaze. I coated some with cyrstallized ginger and some with mini lemon meringues.

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16 Apr 2016

Cinnamon Swiss Roll

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This swiss roll cooked perfectly without splitting and was light and airy. I filled it wit cinnamon cream cheese, but lemon curd or PBJ would also work well.

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09 Apr 2016

Peach Crumble Cake

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A sponge cake with a layer of peaches in the middle and crumble on top. This would go well with custard but I used a simple lemon glaze instead.

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15 Dec 2015

Bündner Nusstorte (Swiss Walnut Pie)

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Somewhere between a pecan pie and a caramel tart, a Bündner Nusstorte has a pastry shell filled with walnuts and caramel. The original recipe didn’t use butter for the pastry, but mine wouldn’t hold together with just an egg, so I added 100g when mixing in the food processor so it was more like a regular pie crust. The pastry’s quite sweet, so if you have any scraps you can cut shapes with a cookie cutter and cover them in white chocolate to make white chocolate sugar cookies.

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13 Dec 2015

Gingerbread Cheesecake

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All the festive taste of gingerbread, but without the gingerbread. These cheesecakes have a gingersnap crust and the usual blend (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) of gingerbread spices.

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