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Cake recipes

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GSDlover4ever, Aug 20, 2009.


  1. GSDlover4ever

    GSDlover4ever PetForums VIP

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    I love baking cakes, but I always buy the pre-made mix in the box from say Tesco.

    I was wondering if anybody could give me some nice cake recipes that I could make from scratch! :)

    I have a sweet tooth, so basically any ideas with do :)

    As long as it won’t cost me a fortune lol

    please make the instruction basic -i get confussed easily lol :eek:ut:
     
  2. Cassies-mum

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    ill be watching this im always making cakes :D
     
  3. Inca's Mum

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    Vanilla and Chocolate Marble Cake (from my recipe book 'Rachel Allen: Bake!'

    Ingredients

    * 225g Butter, at room temperature
    * 225g caster sugar
    * 4 Eggs
    * 2 tsp vanilla extract
    * 225g plain flour
    * 2 tsp Baking powder
    * 50ml Milk
    * 50g Cocoa powder, sifted

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Butter and flour the sides of a 20cm cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.

    2. Cream the butter in a large bowl or in an electric food mixer until soft. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

    3. Whisk the eggs and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Gradually add the eggs to the butter mixture, beating all the time. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in gently to mix, then add the milk and mix gently to combine.

    4. Tip half of the cake mixture into another large bowl and, into this bowl, fold in the sifted cocoa powder.

    5. Place the cake mixtures into the prepared tin by alternating spoonfuls of the vanilla batter with the chocolate batter, then with a skewer or similar implement, gently draw swirls through the cake mixture to ‘marblise’ it. Don’t overmix or you won’t have that wonderful marble effect. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

    6. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack and allow to cool before serving.

    It's lovely! :D
     
  4. Inca's Mum

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    Lemon cupcakes (from my recipe book 'Rachel Allen: Bake!')

    Ingredients

    * 125g Butter, softened
    * 125g caster sugar
    * 1/2 large Lemons, finely grated zest only
    * 2 Eggs, beaten
    * 150g plain flour
    * 1/2 tsp Baking powder

    For the lemon butter icing

    * 75g Butter, softened
    * 175g icing sugar, sifted
    * 1/2 large Lemons, finely grated zest only
    * 1-2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    * 12 crystallised flowers, (optional)

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases.

    2. Cream the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add the sugar and grated lemon zest and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add the beaten eggs, then sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture. Alternatively, whiz all the ingredients together in an electric food mixer.

    3. Divide the mixture between the paper cases and bake in the preheated oven for 7–10 minutes, until risen and golden. When cooked, the centre of each cake should be slightly springy to the touch. Remove the cakes from the tin and put on a wire rack to cool before you ice them.

    4. For the lemon butter icing, cream the butter in a bowl with a wooden spoon or hand-held electric beater until very soft. Gradually add the icing sugar and beat into the butter, along with the lemon zest and enough lemon juice to soften the icing to a spreadable consistency.

    5. When the cupcakes are cool, spread a generous heaped teaspoon of lemon butter icing over the top of each one. Decorate with the crystallised flowers (if using).

    Also absolutely yummy! :)
     
  5. GSDlover4ever

    GSDlover4ever PetForums VIP

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    fantastic thanks :)

    have you got a finished image of what it is meant to look like?

    sometimes when i bake - it doesn't look much like what it looks like on the packet lol
     
  6. Inca's Mum

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    Yes, I've tried both these recipes before :D

    Marble cake
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    Lemon cupcakes (depending whether you do the crystallised flowers...)
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  7. GSDlover4ever

    GSDlover4ever PetForums VIP

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    yummmmmm :001_tt2:

    i want to go and make them now :)

    thast a plan for the weekend :)
     
  8. GSDlover4ever

    GSDlover4ever PetForums VIP

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    has anybody got anymore they could share :)
     
  9. GSDlover4ever

    GSDlover4ever PetForums VIP

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    surely their must be more cake people on here!
     
  10. kayz

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    Crunchy Top Lemon Cake

    Ingredients

    100g Soft Margarine
    175g Caster Sugar
    175g Self-Raising Flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    2 Extra Large Eggs
    4 Tablespoons Milk
    Finely Grated Rind Of 1 Lemon

    For The Crunchy Topping

    Juice Of 1 Lemon
    100g Caster Sugar

    Pre-heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Lightly grease and line a 7in(18cm) round, deep cake tine with greased greaseproof paper.
    Measure all the the ingredients for the cake into a large bowl and beat well for about 2 minutes until smooth and well blended. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface.
    Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until the cake has shrunk slightly from the sides of the tin and springs back when lightly pressed with a finger.
    Whilst the cake is baking, make the crunchy topping. Measure the lemon juice and sugar into a bowl and stir until blended. When the cake comes out of the oven, spread the lemon paste over the top while the cake is still hot. Leave in the tin until cold, then turn out and remove the paper.

    That is from my Mary Berry's ultimate cake book. It is brilliant
     
  11. GSDlover4ever

    GSDlover4ever PetForums VIP

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    sounds nice - can you posta pic so i know what it is meant to look like :)
     
  12. kayz

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    [​IMG]

    It should look similar to this. Just one big cake instead of a muffin.
     
  13. Tink82

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    Try the BBC's recipie finder, I have had one from there before :)
     
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