This recipe started its life as a cake but we find it much quicker, easier and more flexible to serve our Cake O' Clock ladies muffins instead of cutting up a cake into equal portions. From this recipe we made 16 muffins.


2 cups self raising flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup coconut

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

2 teaspoons mixed spice

1/2 cup sultanas

2 cups grated carrot

3 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla essen...

September 21, 2018

We originally had the intention of posting a monthly recipe but that has not happened that is for sure. We still bake every Friday for our Cake o' Clock friendship group and are always trying out new recipes but we just don't seem to find the time to sit at the computer to add them to our website. Hopefully in the months to come we will be adding more regularly. However yesterdays bake by Alison was just too good not to share with you all. S...

August 1, 2017


1 cup self raising flour

1/2 cup dessicated coconut

1/2 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

160 ml can coconut milk

3 tsp finely grated lemon zest

125 gm butter, melted and cooled

Lemon Icing

2 cups icing sugar

30 gm soft butter

1 1/2 tblsp boiling water

1/3 cup shredded coconut                 


1.  Preheat oven to 170/150 fan forced and line 12 medium muffin tins with paper cases. 

     Sift flour into a larg...

April 28, 2017


125gm butter, room temperature

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 teaspoons lemon rind

2 eggs

1 cup self raising flour

1 cup plain flour

1/2 cup milk

Lemon Curd

2 teaspoons cornflour

1 tablespoon water

3/4 cup caster sugar

125gm unsalted butter, chopped

1/2 cup lemon juice, strained

 4 eggs, lightly beaten               


1.  Lemon Curd: In a small jug blend cornflour and water until smooth. In a saucepan combin...

December 1, 2016


150gm butter, softened

1 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

300g sour cream

1 1/2 cups self raising flour, sifted

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1 tblsp lemon rind, finely grated

1/4 cup lemon juice

Blueberry Sauce

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 tblsp caster sugar

1 1/2 tsp cornflour                  


August 16, 2016


175gm butter, softened

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

2 cups self raising flour, sifted

1/2 cup almond meal

1 cup milk

1/2 cup thick vanilla custard

2 (300g) freestone peaches,

halved, deseeded, thinly sliced

1/2 cup flaked almonds

icing sugar, to dust

Custard and icing sugar

to serve                                             



May 27, 2016


185gm butter, softened

1 1/2 cup caster sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

4 eggs

3/4 cup self raising flour

1/3 cup plain flour

3/4 cup almond meal

1/2 cup sour cream

150gm fresh blueberries

2 tblsp flaked almonds

icing sugar, to dust

double cream, to serve


1.  Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm slab pan.

2.  Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl until pale and creamy....

February 9, 2016

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.


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


approximately 2 cups icing sugar

grated rind and juice of 1 orange

25gm butter, softened...

October 22, 2015

This gorgeous cake is a recent additon to

my sewing groups recipe book. Try it, you'll

love it!


175gm ground almonds

175gm butter, softened

175gm golden caster sugar

175gm self-raising flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk

450gm strawberries, hulled and sliced

icing sugar, for dusting

whipped double cream mixed with

Greek yoghurt, to serve...

My sewing group has requested this yummy

and spicy cake on more than one occasion.


2 cups self-raising flour

1 1/2 tsps ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup caster sugar

2/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup golden syrup

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

400gm can pie apple slices

vanilla custard, to serve

Macadamia Streusel

1/2 cup plain flour

1/3 cup caster sugar

1 cup chopped unsalted macadamias

60gm unsalted butter, melted


  1. Invert base of a 24c...

June 21, 2015


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


  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 flou...

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