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Baking recipes plse!
started by MissRachelle (23 August 2010)
23 August 2010
I have recently moved house and moved in with a baking obsessive. The other weekend we made a three layered chocolate sponge with hand fired meringue! (I didn't know such a thing existed!)
So I would love any baking recipes you have so we can attempt them at home- she only likes to bake sweets or cakes though (my poor teeth will be ruined!).
29 May 2011
300g plain flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
250ml sunflower oil
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g soft brown sugar
1 orange, zested
1 lemon, zested
200g carrots, finely grated
227g tin pineapple pieces, well drained, chopped ( optional )
FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
125g unsalted butter ( room temperature )
50g icing sugar
250g cream cheese ( philadelphia )
This will feed 12 people..
Heat the oven to 150C/ fan 130C / gas 2
Line a 20cm, 10cm deep cake tin.
Sieve the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together and stir in the sugar..
Beat the eggs with the oil and citrus zests. Stir in the carrots and fold everything into the flour mixture.
Fold in the walnuts and pineapple if using..
Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.. Cool..
For the frosting, beat the butter and icing sugar together until soft and then beat in the cream cheese. Chill the mixture until it's thick but spreadable. Spread a thick layer on top of the cake, making sure the side of the icing is flat and continues upwards from the side of the cake..