Monthly Archives: August 2013
I started making a doll cake for my daughters 7th birthday on Tuesday. I borrowed a tin from my sister in law Rachael and greased it really well. It came out like this:
This is the recipe:
325g caster sugar
325g self raising flour
75g cocoa powder
5tbsp of milk
Preheat the oven to gas mark 3 and grease the tin well.
Mix the butter and sugar together til combined.
Add one egg at a time mixing it well to combine.
Add the flour and cocoa powder to make the dark colour mixture then add all the milk.
Transfer the mixture to the tin and bake for 1 hour 40 minutes but check afterwards with a knife down the middle to make sure it’s all cooked.
Let it cool on a cooling tray before getting it out of the tin.
To be continued tomorrow for making the hole in the middle and crumb coating the cake with buttercream.
Would love to do that
My daughter would love these pictures of cats
I made an Angel Cake today using a recipe from Mary Berry and it tasted lovely and yummy but i would invest in a proper tin for it next time with legs like in GBBO.
This is the recipe for the basic Angel Cake plain:
- 125g Plain Flour
- 300g Caster Sugar
- 10 large Egg Whites
- 2 large Lemons , grated zest
- 1tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. Sift the flour and 100g sugar together in a bowl and set aside.
- Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl with an electric whisk for one minute until frothy. Add the lemon juice and grated zest then the cream of tartar and salt and continue whisking for 3 minutes until soft peaks form. Increase the speed and add the remaining sugar a bit at a time to form firm peaks.
- Sprinkle over one-third of the flour and fold gently to combine. Repeat with the rest of the flour by folding gently to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
- Transfer the batter to the tin. Gently run a knife through the centre of the batter to remove any pockets of air. Bake for 50 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and turn it upside down onto the legs. Leave to cool for 1 hour.
- Run a knife round the edge and it should pop out.