Lemon and salted caramel cake ( Tour de France theme)

To celebrate yet another year of tour de france, this cake’s decoration was based on the palaton. Despite the decoration, this moist lemon cake sandwich a thin layer of salted caramel cream gives this cake an additional taste of dimension.

INGREDIENT

120g sugar

160g flour

100g butter (room temperature)

100ml milk

1 lemon ( juice and zest)

3 medium eggs

 

Methods

1. preheat oven at 170C

2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. add eggs one by one.

4. combine the flour baking powder and milk, fold well.

5. Bake for 35 minutes.

6. When it is cold, decorate with butter cream.

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Chocolate Lime cake

INGREDIENTS

190g sugar

175g milk

100g butter (room temperature)

175g flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda

1tbsp vinegar

3 tbsp cocoa powder (good quality)

3 medium eggs

1/2 lime juice

METHODS

1. cream sugar and butter, add in eggs one by one.

2. Take 1/2 milk and mix with cocoa powder until become paste, add to mixture in 1.

3. Add flour (sifted), mix the rest of the ingredient.

4. bake in 180c oven for 40 mins.

 

Icing

Ingredient

300g icing sugar

50g butter ( at room temp)

175g cream cheese

METHODS

mix all together.

 

Simnel Cake

What did you do this Easter, I baked an ‘imcomplete’ simnel cake. Why was it imcomplete? Because I only baked the cake but didn’t get round for the icing aka marzipan decoration.

INGREDIENT

110g (4oz) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the cake tray

110g (4oz) muscovado sugar

3 medium eggs

150g (5oz) plain flour, sifted

A pinch of salt

2 tsps mixed spice

300g (10½oz) mixed currants, sultanas and raisins

1 coarsely graded apple

1 tbsp orange zest

1 tbsp lemon zest

 

METHODS

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/170°C fan/350°F/gas 4.

2. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one by one, and mix to incorporate them. Add the flour, salt, mixed spice, fruit, apple and zests then give everything a good mix.

3. Lightly grease a mini cake tray with loose bottoms and fill the holes to just below the top, forming a slight dip in the centre to allow for rising. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Orange Cake

This is a simple, zinggie orange cake made with whole orange, yes whole orange! It is very refreshing, give it a try 🙂

INGREDIENT

250g flour

2 Oranges

3 eggs

1tbs baking powder

150g sugar ( you can increase to 170g )

50g butter

1tbs cinnamon powder

METHODS

1. Chop the orange into pieces including skins, blend it.

2. Beat butter and sugar for few minutes, add in orange in step 1, add the rest of the ingredient, mix well.

3. Bake in 160C oven for 40 minutes.

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Bee cake

This isn’t something made from bee related or honey.

The name ‘bee’ is come from the cake’s texture. You will know when the cake is baked! (see picture)

INGREDIENT

1 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp baking powder

5 eggs

1 cup warm water

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup condensed milk

METHODS

1. 1 cup sugar melted and caramelized, after caramelized, add a cup warm water and butter, mix well. 

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2. beat eggs, add condensed milk, beat well combine ( can just use beater )

3. sift in four, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.

4. pour the mixture into greased cake tin. Bake in 170C for 50mins to an hour.

 

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Almond chocolate cake

INGREDIENTS

90g super fine flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

90g sugar

1 cup refined oil

4 eggs

1 tbs vanilla essence

30g cocoa powder

30g almond ground

 

METHODS

1. Beat eggs until light and fluffy, add sugar and oil and brat again for few minutes, ass vanilla essence.

2. fold in flour, cocoa powder and ground almond.

3.Baked at preheated oven at 170C for 30 minutes.

 

 

 

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Walnut butter cake

If you find normal butter cake is too buttery, then this maybe another simple light and fluffy but still taste buttery cake for you.

INGREDIENTS
110g super fine flour
1tsp baking powder
90g sugar
1 cup refined oil ( and mix some melted butter)
4 eggs
2 tbs vanilla essence
1/2 cup walnuts chopped or finelly griante
20g Ground chocolate flakes

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METHODS
1. Sieve flour 3 times
2. Beat eggs until light and fluffy, add sugar and oil and beat again for 2-3 minutes, add vanilla

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3. Lightly fold in flour, donnot beat after add in flour but mix it well.
4. Add half walnuts to it, pour the mixture to a greased baking tin. Top it with the remaining walnut.

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5. Baked at preheated oven at 180°c for 30mins.