Your favourite cake

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Your favourite cake
« on: January 08, 2010, 12:19 »
It's my birthday next week so I'll have to bring cakes into the office. Any ideas for a nice cake to bake over the weekend? (Bearing in mind it will be cooked by a boffoon and eaten my professional munchers.)
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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 12:36 »
A basic Victoroa sponge is very nice, but my favourite has to be Carrot cake. mmm mmm mmm.  :happy:

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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 12:38 »
P.S. Happy Birthday for next week   :)

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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 12:43 »
I rarely make cakes but this was one of John's firm favourites (must make him one again!). http://www.allotment-garden.org/recipe/1417/date-orange-loaf-recipe/
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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 13:07 »
White chocolate and blueberry muffins? They're even easy enough for me to make and I don't do baking!  :)
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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 13:09 »
definitely muffins, I love banana and chocolate chip, or double chocolate muffins.
As Argyllie says they are so easy to make :)
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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 13:16 »
every one in my office knows i donít do cake - so on my birthday i take in stew and dumplings with jacket pots, or just a savoury mix

or one year a big cheese board  :happy:

hehe breaks up the week a little!


(although if i were to take in cake its goto be carrot cake (as its closer to savoury!)
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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 16:01 »
Thanks - some good suggestions there

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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 17:20 »
I can send you a "melt and mix" type recipe for a banana and chocolate tray bake, less skilled than a creaming recipe.

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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010, 17:29 »
ALL cakes are fabulous and don't forget to send Aunty a slice.

Carrot
Victoria
Date & Walnut
Coffe & Walnut
Lemon Drizzel


Need I go on  8)

PS. Aunty's not keen on chocolate cakes.
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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2010, 18:14 »
I can send you a "melt and mix" type recipe for a banana and chocolate tray bake, less skilled than a creaming recipe.

Could you post that recipe on here for me as well please  :)
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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 18:30 »
White chocolate and blueberry muffins? They're even easy enough for me to make and I don't do baking!  :)
can u pm me the recipe. :closedeyes:. I find so few recipes with white choc, and milk/dark choc gives me migraine >:(
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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 18:34 »
i make white chocolate cheesecake, and buy in little pastry tartlet cases, so I can fill each tart with the mix, and it is easier to share out at work, everyone just takes a tart or 2. Extra special, put a half a strawberry on each one. If you are good at baking stuff, make biscuit base and do a straightforward cheesecake.  Mega easy


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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2010, 19:07 »
Banana Chocolate Tray Bake

2 large ripe bananas
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 oz butter
8 oz granulated sugar
10 oz self raising flour
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 eggs
4 oz chopped up chocolate (or posh cooking choc drops)

Melt butter, stir in sugar. Mash bananas and add to mixture along with eggs and vanilla. Stir well. Add in rest of ingredients.

Put in lined tray bake tin, mine is 20cm x 30 cm (8" x 12")

Bake on 160C (unfortunately I didn't write down how long I cooked it for but when it browns it's done - hopefully that works for you)

This recipe can be used with rice flour, extra 1/2 tsp bicarb and 2 Tbs water, if you are avoiding wheat. It can also have walnut instead of chocolate or as well as.

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Re: Your favourite cake
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2010, 19:44 »
White chocolate and blueberry muffins? They're even easy enough for me to make and I don't do baking!  :)
can u pm me the recipe. :closedeyes:. I find so few recipes with white choc, and milk/dark choc gives me migraine >:(

Hi IMOmimey,

Thought I'd post it, if that's OK..... Its this recipe from BBC Good Food. Its tasty made without the chocolate too, just a little less sweet.

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