If you had to make a cake a week for 6 weeks what would you bake?

(29 Posts)
trixymalixy Thu 24-Apr-14 22:16:35

I'm making a cake for the match teas at my tennis club. I want to do a different cake every week.

This week I did Flora's famous courgette cake. Next week I think I'm going to do Nigella's Guinness cake, unless someone can recommend something else I fancy.

What would you bake?

NotMrsTumble Thu 24-Apr-14 22:19:27

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/apr/16/how-to-make-perfect-coffee-and-walnut-cake

coffee and walnut cake, I made this one last week and it was fab. cake

missmoffatt2705 Fri 25-Apr-14 20:06:06

How about a light fruit cake - for example Dundee cake, or Ginger Cake, Lemon Drizzle or Lemon Victoria sandwiched with mixture of lemon curd and cream cheese. Marble Cake or Chequerboard Cake -easy but impressive! I would use the opportunity to try out stuff the family wouldn't fancy - also if you bake for school bake sales, they only want cupcakes covered in sweets and icing - you can be a bit more sophisticated with an appreciative adult audience.

heather1 Fri 25-Apr-14 20:08:13

Nigella strawberry cake is tasty. Gingerbread cake or a Parkin is old style but tasty.

missmoffatt2705 Fri 25-Apr-14 20:27:36

How could I forget Carrot Cake? Can you borrow the Mary Berry Ultimate Cake book from library as the traybake section is great for making large quantities? Loads of variations.

trixymalixy Fri 25-Apr-14 20:42:24

Thanks everyone. I am taking the opportunity to make some more sophisticated cakes!

My kids are allergic to eggs so when I'm baking for them I stick to one or two failsafe recipes, so I'm looking forward to making some proper cakes.

Wil look up all the suggestions thanks!

Liara Fri 25-Apr-14 20:44:52
lovelyredwine Fri 25-Apr-14 20:47:23

Lorraine Pascale chocolate cake is fantastic. I think it's called something like 'I can't believe it's homemade'.

Also - What about lemon drizzle cake?

Catsmamma Fri 25-Apr-14 20:54:01

nice victoria sandwich

swiss roll....fill with strawberries and cream

colacake.....the BBC Food recipe is very delicious and it keeps really well

nice carrot cake

rhubarb and custard cake, or rhubarb crumble cake

honey cake

that lemon cake Mary Berry did with a boiled lemon in.
or a lemon drizzle

rich sticky ginger bread...i like Rachel Allen's recipe is best

lovely fruity tea bread

Anja1Cam Sat 17-May-14 21:30:37

Something a bit different: use poppy seed.
Poppyseed and Marzipan, always gone down well with friends and colleagues. sorry German recipe but I could translate

www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/985291203940994/Mohn-Marzipan-Kuchen.html

strawberryjam Sat 17-May-14 21:38:51

Honey and almond
Courgette and lime
Carrot cake
Chocolate
Coffee and walnut
Lemon drizzle
Cherry
Nigella Guinness cake
Ginger loaf

Pasithea Sat 17-May-14 21:42:04

Dorset apple cake is really tasty and different.

CMOTDibbler Sat 17-May-14 21:42:46

Tom Kerridges orange cake
lemon drizzle (my nana always called it Luscious lemon)
Cherry and almond madeira
Chocolate made with buttermilk

dementedma Sat 17-May-14 21:43:29

Favourites here are lemon drizzle,banana and walnut(Paul hollwood recipe but use at least half the sugar specified. It doesn't need that much) and Nigellas chocolate clementine cake.

hugoagogo Sat 17-May-14 21:47:50

I probably do make a cake a week.

Big favourites in our house are

Victoria sandwich
Nigella's quadruple chocolate loaf
Carrot cake
Orange brownie cake
Ginger cake
Coffee cake
Malteaser cake
Madeira cake
Fudge/choc chip loaf
Golden syrup cake
Fudge cake
Banana cake

OMG I want cake now shock

Hanginggardenofboobylon Sat 17-May-14 21:48:08

Riverford organic have a recipe for a rhubarb, pistachio, orange and cardamom cake, it is lush!

EBearhug Sat 17-May-14 21:51:07

lemon drizzle
chocolate & beetroot
Jamaican ginger
Victoria sponge
fruit cake
Coffee & walnut
banana loaf
data & walnut

I have a cafe , and love baking
Coffee and walnut
Pear and raspberry drizzle ( my own recipe )
Peach and white chocolate ( adapted form jack Monroe )
Bara brith
Chocolate mocha
Victoria sponge with fresh cream and strawberries

lougle Sat 17-May-14 22:02:02

My Nan used to make Queen mother's favourite Balmoral date cake and it's the best cake ever

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sat 17-May-14 22:27:23

Lemon and almond cake

Pear and almond cake

Victoria sponge

Ginger cake

Fruit cake

Coffee and walnut

Lemon drizzle

Banana cake

Cherry and almond cake

redcaryellowcar Wed 04-Jun-14 02:16:32

when i used to do tennis match teas i would make carrot cake muffins, as so much quicker to cook, i used one of those recipe cards from waitros, they had nice cream cheese icing.
sounds like you are being a bit more diligent than i ever was about baking proper cake, have you ever tried raspberry blueberry and lime cake? its light and delicious and reasonably easy to make.

lougle Wed 04-Jun-14 07:42:03

Smitten kitchen's sweet potato cake with marshmallow frosting is really easy to make and tastes lovely. I made it for my church homegroup last night and it went down a storm.

trixymalixy Tue 10-Jun-14 23:57:22

In the end I did:
Flora's famous courgette cake
Nigella's Guinness cake
Nigella's Nutella cake
Lemon drizzle cake

I need a finale cake for the last home match, something that tastes good and looks spectacular too. Any other ideas?

sharond101 Wed 11-Jun-14 22:33:01

trixy how would you rate each one?

lougle Wed 11-Jun-14 22:44:00

honestly, the sweet potato cake is beautiful.

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