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4 Apr 2016

Ingredients

125 gm  butter, chopped

300 gm dark chocolate

1 1/4cups caster sugar

3/4 cup plain flour, sifted

1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

3 eggs

cocoa powder, to dust

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C/150 degrees C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm deep, 20cm round springform pan. Line base and side with baking paper.

  2. Place butter and 200gm chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Pour water into a saucepan until one-third full. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce to low heat. Place bowl over saucepan (don't let bowl touch water). Using a metal spoon, stir mixture for 3 minutes or until smooth and combined. Cool slightly.

  3. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, 2 tables...

We served this simple cake to our Cake O"Clock ladies and the feedback was all positive so I thought I would share the recipe.

Ingredients

1 cup boiling water

1 cup dried apricots, chopped

200gm butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

Icing

approximately 2 cups icing sugar

grated rind and juice of 1 orange

25gm butter, softened                                

Method 

  1. Pour the boiling water over the apricots, then microwave 5-7 minutes on high. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Spray a 21-22cm cake tin with baking spray and line the base...

21 Jun 2015

Ingredients

125g soft unsalted butter, cubed

175g + 5 tbsp caster sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

175 g self-raising flour

1 level tsp baking powder

grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

½ cup milk

cooking oil spray

baking paper

thickened cream

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170 – 180 degrees celcius.

  2. Using a hand mixer, cream butter and 175g caster sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add eggs, a little at a time, mixing well between each addition.

  4. Sift flour and baking powder into another bowl.  Add lemon zest and milk, and fold into batter mixture using a rubber spatula.

  5. Lightly oil a springform cake tin and line with a round of baking paper.  Pour in the cake mixture and cook in oven for 40 minutes....

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