cakemakes:

Lemon polenta cake.

I whipped this up this morning because I had a lemon knocking about in the cupboard and thought it looked a bit sad. So behold, a beautiful summer’s day cake! And so simple.

Ingredients:

120g SR flour

180g granulated sugar

140g polenta

80ml sunflower oil

80ml milk

Juice and grated rind of one lemon

1 egg

Preheat the oven to 180C, bung all the ingredients into a bowl and give it a good old mix around, pour it into a lined loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes. Ice with a drizzle of icing sugar and lemon juice glacé icing. Delicious!

Made this for the second time in a month today. So simple, so delicious!

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OMG.

OMG.

gingertoast:

What type of cheese impairs the vision of a horse? Mascarpone!

I ACTUALLY WON CAKE CLUB. With a cheesecake! *brags forever*

gingertoast:

What type of cheese impairs the vision of a horse? Mascarpone!

I ACTUALLY WON CAKE CLUB. With a cheesecake! *brags forever*

Double chocolate Oreo cupcakes, with a secret Oreo hidden in the base, topped with whipped cream Oreo frosting and a whole Oreo.

… I like Oreos.

These are my entry for cake club tomorrow and I BETTER WIN THIS TIME.

Recipe!

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Earl grey cupcakes.
FYI anyone who cares, I really don’t trust Hummingbird Bakery recipes. The cake did turn out a bit spongy as per (obv it’s sponge cake but shouldn’t look like a sponge) but it’s a cracking idea & tastes rather nice. So… I guess I’m torn.

Earl grey cupcakes.

FYI anyone who cares, I really don’t trust Hummingbird Bakery recipes. The cake did turn out a bit spongy as per (obv it’s sponge cake but shouldn’t look like a sponge) but it’s a cracking idea & tastes rather nice. So… I guess I’m torn.

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My AMAZING home-made Christmas cake.

My AMAZING home-made Christmas cake.

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Christmas Cake Club entry: German Lebkuchen
Lebkuchen (or Leeberkuchin as I used to call them) are one of my favourite things about Christmas. My Mum would buy a bag of pretty frosted gingerbread shapes and they’d all be eaten by the next day. I haven’t found any in the supermarket this year, so I thought it was a good opportunity to make my own (also I was too hungover to make anything more complex this weekend ;) ).
So, I found this wonderful looking recipe, a key element being a good way to use my left-over treacle from the Christmas cake. The resulting biscuits, although having a lovely chewy texture, had an overpowering taste of treacle and no hint of spice. Really sad.
Once again, I am yet to have a victory at Cake Club. *cries into my weird fudge and weird gingerbread*

Christmas Cake Club entry: German Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen (or Leeberkuchin as I used to call them) are one of my favourite things about Christmas. My Mum would buy a bag of pretty frosted gingerbread shapes and they’d all be eaten by the next day. I haven’t found any in the supermarket this year, so I thought it was a good opportunity to make my own (also I was too hungover to make anything more complex this weekend ;) ).

So, I found this wonderful looking recipe, a key element being a good way to use my left-over treacle from the Christmas cake. The resulting biscuits, although having a lovely chewy texture, had an overpowering taste of treacle and no hint of spice. Really sad.

Once again, I am yet to have a victory at Cake Club. *cries into my weird fudge and weird gingerbread*


So I spent this afternoon making Parsnip Vanilla Fudge.
It involved stirring CONSTANTLY for an hour, lots of sugar, lots of worrying (I’ve made fudge before than wouldn’t set) but it worked wonderfully.
The taste can only be described as ‘weird’ however. Resoundingly parsnippy. Looks like my family will be playing ‘guess the flavour’ this Christmas!
I need to stop making recipes from this book really, but I love it too much!

So I spent this afternoon making Parsnip Vanilla Fudge.

It involved stirring CONSTANTLY for an hour, lots of sugar, lots of worrying (I’ve made fudge before than wouldn’t set) but it worked wonderfully.

The taste can only be described as ‘weird’ however. Resoundingly parsnippy. Looks like my family will be playing ‘guess the flavour’ this Christmas!

I need to stop making recipes from this book really, but I love it too much!

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Chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes take 2!
I’ve made these for our post-massive-presentation-sigh-of-relief tomorrow. My group ask me every week why I haven’t made cake - because I make them on weekends and eat them by the time we have uni the following Thursday of course! Psh.
Anyway, here’s the recipe!

Chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes take 2!

I’ve made these for our post-massive-presentation-sigh-of-relief tomorrow. My group ask me every week why I haven’t made cake - because I make them on weekends and eat them by the time we have uni the following Thursday of course! Psh.

Anyway, here’s the recipe!

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