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Is there anything I can bake with these ingredients?

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muminthecity Sat 27-Aug-16 16:39:36

DD wants to bake a cake, but I am lacking in ingredients and skill.

I have the following ingredients:

SR flour
Brown sugar
Icing sugar
Vanilla essence
Cocoa powder

Does anyone have any recipes that I could use? I don't have any normal white sugar, would standard fairy cakes work with brown sugar?

Thanks in advance.

Ginmakesitallok Sat 27-Aug-16 16:41:14

Chocolate cake- just substitute some flour for some cocoa.

yumscrumfatbum Sat 27-Aug-16 16:44:35

Brownies or chocolate crunch

PurpleDaisies Sat 27-Aug-16 16:45:48

I always use brown sugar in chocolate cake.

BikeRunSki Sat 27-Aug-16 16:46:15

Chocolate cake.

Jaynebxl Sat 27-Aug-16 16:47:14

I'd make cup cakes. Either plain or chocolate and ice them.

Trills Sat 27-Aug-16 16:48:25

You have everything you need for cake!

Standard cake mix is
for each egg:
2 ounces SR flour
2 ounce butter
2 ounces sugar (brown is FINE)

2 eggs worth will do you 12 fairy cakes (if you have cases and a bun tin)

Unescorted Sat 27-Aug-16 16:49:10

Brown sugar works... esp in chocolate cake. Do the weigh eggs method) weigh 2 -3 eggs in shell then use equal quantities of sugar, butter & flour + cocoa powder ( add a tsp of baking powder if you have it).

Beat sugar & butter until fluffy. Add an egg at a time - keep beating. Add flour cocoa mix. Bake in a lined tin at 170deg C for about 25 min / until the cake bounces back when you touch the top lightly.

bookbook Sat 27-Aug-16 16:54:17

It will work fine with brown sugar
weigh 2 eggs -
then use the same weight of sugar, butter and self raising flour ( you can swap 2 dessert spoons flour for cocoa powder if you like )
add 1 teaspoon baking powder and vanilla essence and a tablespoon of milk.
Mix well. Spoon into cases, cook for 12-15 minutes at 170º fan

bookbook Sat 27-Aug-16 16:55:28

x post Unescorted - I type slowly......

cexuwaleozbu Sat 27-Aug-16 17:09:26

All very easy.

Approx equal volumes of butter, flour eggs and sugar makes cake (with or without cocoa powder, or halve the mix, put cocoa powder in half and vanilla in half, and put dollops of the different colours into a cake tin to get marble cake - draw a knife through a couple of times to increase the marble effect)

Approx twice as much icing sugar as butter, plus a few drops of milk, makes icing (again you can add cocoa powder or vanilla or half and half)

muminthecity Sat 27-Aug-16 19:52:31

Thank you all so much, looking forward to making these now! Fingers crossed they come out ok cake

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