Category Archives: Cake

Little Christmas cakes in baked bean tins

I know. Its halfway through January and no-one. No. One. cares about Christmas cakes. But they were so cute. I just couldn’t not blog about them. This is almost entirely the work of He who Cooks. The sewing related contribution … Continue reading

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Dealing with a surfeit of bananas: banana pecan cake with maple syrup glaze

Banana purchasing in our house is a fine example of excellent procurement. It’s not very often that supply outstrips demand. But, when just occasionally, He who Shops gets it a little wrong, She who Bakes needs a good banana cake … Continue reading

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Chai Carrot Cake and Floral Nettie

This blog needs to be renamed from He Cooks… She Sews! to He Cooks…. She Shops, She Bakes and (just sometimes) She Sews… The Shopping. See previous post. The Baking. Chai Spiced Carrot Cake: 3 eggs 175g honey 125g gluten … Continue reading

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Fabric sale coming up: you need a chocolate cup cake!

“Real” red velvet chocolate cake. Celebrity chef recipe. Beetroot. Dark Chocolate. Cream cheese icing. Resistance was futile! These were made with Poh Ling Yeow’s recipe from her new cookbook Same Same But Different. Poh made hers as a 20 cm … Continue reading

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Christmas fruit cake in June

Being baked on the winter solstice makes it Christmas cake doesn’t it? Even when the winter solstice is in June? The cake can’t help being in the Southern hemisphere can it? Whatever. This isn’t ordinary fruit cake anyway. Its delicious. … Continue reading

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Autumn baking and Downton Abbey dress WIP

Ginger nuts This great recipe is thanks to Jorth. 200g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 cups raw sugar 2 eggs, beaten 3 1/2 cups plain (all purpose) flour 6 teaspoons ground ginger (yes, I know that’s a lot, but … Continue reading

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Cappuccino cake

Yes, more baked goods! (If you are here for the sewing, click away now! or scroll to the bottom to see what’s in progress..) with my sister-in-law’s gorgeous red roses (Papa Meilland– stunning to look at and to smell) Ingredients … Continue reading

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School lunch box food

Bland, a bit stodgy but very moist and the kids like them. Just right for back to school tomorrow (pity we already ate them all…) Ingredients 125g (one stick) butter 1 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 2 very ripe bananas, … Continue reading

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Orange and poppy seed cake

Can I offer you a slice of sunshine? Moist orange and poppy seed goodness? This recipe is from the September 2007 issue of Australian Good Taste, Page 114 Cake 125ml (1/2 cup) fresh orange juice (1 orange wasn’t enough, two … Continue reading

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Little lemony syrupy polenta cakes

Craft night at my place = gluten free yummy things (one of the crafty peeps is a coeliac). Tonight we had individual serves of nachos and these little cakes. The cakes have that distinctive grainy polenta texture with moist lemon … Continue reading

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Nutmeg cake

This wonderful cake is even better with some cream. This latest version was made in the evening after work for a colleague’s birthday the next day, in between a load or two of washing, and other domestic stuff. It really … Continue reading

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Winter comfort food

Let’s start with dessert Chocolate cake I think you know what my priorities are. Yes. Chocolate is one of them. It’s a vegetable with lots of antioxidants. What’s that you say? Something about fat and sugar? Surely not! This is … Continue reading

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Chocolate mousse cake with coffee icecream

This is why elastic waists were invented. Chocolate Mousse cake 500g dark chocolate 2 tablespoon (T) golden syrup 125g unsalted butter 4 eggs 1 T caster sugar 1 T plain flour, sifted Preheat oven to 220°C. Grease and line a … Continue reading

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More daughter cooking: Rhubarb ‘Snacking’ Cake

I hope this is turning into a pattern. Felicity turned her hand at one of Smitten Kitchen recipes. This is what she did. Cake 560 grams rhubarb 1 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 120 grams butter, softened 1/2 … Continue reading

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Sephardic Flourless butter-less orange-and-almond cake

Pssst Can you keep a secret? Yes? Good…. now what I am about to tell you must NEVER be told to anyone that is not a cook. Here it is …the secret handshake of the food lovers fraternity…. we share … Continue reading

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