Author: Sally Laker

Cool Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

A great looking cake – a rich chocolate chip cake with minty green icing – it’s cool and fresh and great for birthday treats or a great showstopper pudding. You will need: 1 x 7″ round Cake Tin- greased and lined 2  x Disposable icing bags Ingredients for the cake: 8 oz Self Raising Flour 2 oz Plain Flour 8 oz Caster Sugar 8 oz Marg/Butter 4 Eggs 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 200g Chocolate chips Ingredients for the decoration: 300g Chocolate for melting 250g Icing Sugar 125g Butter 1 Tsp Mint Essence 2 x Tbsp Crushed Chocolate Light Green...

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Scrumptious Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake

What could be more perfect for the colder Autumn and Winter evenings than a spicy apple and cinnamon loaf cake. Lovely served warm or cold for a snack or a delicious dessert. Soft, moist and fruity this is sure to impress your guests and great for children too as it contains one of their five a day. You will need a greased and lined 8″ loaf tin Cake Ingredients ; 8 oz Self Raising Flour 6 oz Caster Sugar 2 oz Demerara Sugar 8 oz Butter/Marg 4 Eggs beaten 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 Large...

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How to make a Chocolate Drip Cake

Drip cakes are all the rage these days- they are really easy and great fun to make Perfect for a friend or relatives birthday and you can put any topping that you like on them Here’s how : You will need : Equipment: 1 x 6″ round tin – greased and lined I x hollow dowel or wooden skewers Ingredients : Ingredients for one 6″ round Madeira cake- you will need 2 of these 6 oz Self Raising Flour 2 oz Plain Flour 6 oz Caster Sugar 6 oz Margarine 3 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Essence Strawberry or Raspberry...

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Moist and Delicious Banana Bread

This is a great idea for fussy children to get them to eat two of their five a day – it’s full of goodness and delicious too. You will need: 1 large loaf tin- lined Ingredients: 4oz Butter 4oz Brown sugar 1 Large Egg 4-5 Large Bananas 3-4 tbsp Vanilla Yoghurt 1 tsp Vanilla Essence 8oz Plain Flour 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 8oz Raisins Method: Blend the butter and sugar together and add the egg and beat in. Mash the bananas and add them to the bowl with the yoghurt and vanilla essence –...

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Fruity Heart Cake

A light vanilla Madeira sponge cake- filled with vanilla buttercream and strawberries – the way to any partner’s heart – perfect for a Valentines Day treat Equipment: 1 x 6″ heart cake tin or round cake tin Ingredients: 6oz Self Raising Flour 2oz Plain Flour 6oz Caster Sugar 6oz Margarine 3 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Essence For the Filling: 125g Butter 250g Icing Sugar 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence Small punnet of strawberries Small punnet of Blueberries Method: Line your cake tin Mix together your butter and caster sugar Add a little egg and a little flour and stir in...

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Decadent Coconut and Lime Cake

A light and moist coconut cake filled with plain buttercream and lime curd.It’s very moreish, great for a pudding and one of the most popular choices of my brides for wedding cakes. Equipment: 2 x 7″ round sandwich tins- greased and lined Ingredients: 10oz Self Raising Flour 10oz Caster Sugar 10oz Margarine 5 Medium sized eggs- whisked Zest and juice of 1 lime 5 oz Desiccated Coconut For the topping and filling: 250g Butter 500g Icing Sugar Lime Curd 10oz Desiccated Coconut Method: Mix together the margarine and caster sugar until light and fluffy Gradually add your whisked eggs...

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