Katherine Frelon’s Tip of the Week: Baking Great Cakes

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Blog, Katherine Frelon's Tips | 0 comments

By Katherine Frelon

I absolutely love to bake cakes. Honestly, who doesn’t love the satisfaction of baking a homemade cake?  There are an endless array of options when it comes to your options. You could literally bake a different cake for each day of the year.

You can always stick to a recipe you really like to bake and just swap the ingredients around.

Here is an idea for 4 different takes using the standard 250g soft butter, 250g sugar, 280g cake flour with 1 tsp extra baking powder and 5 really free range eggs.

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For Lemon Drizzle cake – add the zest of 3 lemons  to basic cake recipe then heat up the juice with 3 soup spoons of sugar and pour over cooked cake – leave in tin and stab with a knife before drizzling. You may also want to try this tip for the perfect ratio of lemon drizzle. Yum!

For Coffee and Walnut – dilute 3 tsp coffee granules in 2tsp boiling water – cool slightly, stir into mix and throw in a hand full of chopped walnuts. Flavour your frosting with the same dose.

Chocolate cake –  replace 2 tablespoons of flour with unsweetened coco powder. Melt a small block of dark chocolate and add to frosting

Orange and Almond cake –  add the zest of 2 oranges to the mix then replace 2 tablespoons of flour with ground almonds and 1tsp almond essence. Melt powdered sugar with the orange juice and pour over cake when cooked, decorate with toasted almond slices.

I have a suspicion you may have a difficult time selecting your favorite after you’ve tried all 4 variations!

 

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