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Easy cakes to bake in advance please

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krisskross Tue 07-Jun-16 12:44:12

I need to do a couple for the cubs but can't do on the day.

Thanks for your suggestions

krisskross Tue 07-Jun-16 14:21:26


krisskross Tue 07-Jun-16 20:58:28

One more bump...

BearGryllsHasaBigRope Tue 07-Jun-16 20:59:58

Anything without fresh cream or fruit should keep for a few days in Tupperware, fairy cakes?

NicknameUsed Tue 07-Jun-16 21:07:58

Any sponge cake will freeze beautifully. I wouldn't try it with lemon drizzle cake though.

Or you could make flapjacks or cornflake crispies.

christmasmum Tue 07-Jun-16 21:08:53

A dorset apple cake keeps nicely (I sound soo old...)

NicknameUsed Tue 07-Jun-16 21:19:22

Mmmm Dorset apple cake - my husband's favourite.

bookbook Tue 07-Jun-16 21:20:32

I freeze most of mine- we love cake, but could binge on them.! So I use my usual recipes, but bake them in 2 loaf tins. Eat one, and freeze one.
And I do freeze lemon drizzle, and light fruit cake. Gingerbread will stay fresh for days - almost gets better

aurorie11 Tue 07-Jun-16 21:21:37

Mary Berry's Victoria sponge - all the ingredients go in together mix them up and bake smile

krisskross Tue 07-Jun-16 21:43:09

Thanks all....Dorset apple cake!! Mmmmm

dementedma Tue 07-Jun-16 21:45:46

Fruit loaf?

Thecatknowsshesboss Tue 07-Jun-16 21:50:45

Nigella's ginger cake is lovely and improves after a few days.

littlemissneela Tue 07-Jun-16 21:57:46

Lemon drizzle cake, ginger cake (is actually much better for being kept wrapped for a few days), there is also an amazing raspberry bakewell cake which is super easy and really delicious on BBC either food or good food website, I can't remember which.

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 07-Jun-16 22:04:02

How far in advance? If a day or two, just store in an airtight tin.
I used to make a clean-your-teeth chocolate cake for cub camp. Standard rich chocolate sponge cake with extra chocolate chunks and Maltesers thrown in. Sandwiched together with strawberry jam, chocolate spread and marshmallow spread. Covered in milk and white chocolate and scattered with Maltesers and chocolate buttons.
Real toothbreaking stuff but it always went down well with small, overexcited boys.

christmasmum Tue 07-Jun-16 22:12:21

Do I win? Feels like bake off...

krisskross Tue 07-Jun-16 22:37:48

Christmas mum you're in joint first place with littlemissneela..... If you'd made the cake and posted it to me then you'd be in first place on your own 😀
Many thanks for all these ideas and tips.

littlemissneela Wed 08-Jun-16 12:13:54


Did you find the bakewell cake? I always put much more of the cake mix in the bottom of the tin than on the top. I have also made it with frozen raspberries and dollops of jam, and they worked out really well. But it is the tastiest with fresh berries nomnomnom

bookbook Wed 08-Jun-16 13:00:11

I have bookmarked that littlemiss - I have a lot of raspberries in the freezer, and it looks scrumptious smile

krisskross Wed 08-Jun-16 14:35:18

Yes thanks little miss I did find definitely going to do it, looks fab!! Thanks

christmasmum Wed 08-Jun-16 22:14:38


Ginmakesitallok Wed 08-Jun-16 22:29:48

Rhubarb crumble muffins

krisskross Thu 09-Jun-16 09:31:38

Thanks gin, but rhubarb makes me do a cats bum face....apologies grin

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