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Cake repertoire thread for recipe sharing (aggressive baking inspection)

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CaptainWarbeck Sun 21-May-17 09:45:06

I've got a banana cake baking in the oven (taking it to playgroup tomorrow morning to share around) and just thought I am lacking a good coffee cake recipe... and a lemon/orange poppy seed cake recipe, gooey brownies etc etc.

I have some cake recipes that are my go-to, never fail holy grail ones for certain types of cakes though and thought we could share maybe?

So, mine are:

Banana cake/loaf
Tana Ramsay's lemon drizzle cake
Nigella's chocolate Guinness cake
Dan Lepard's caramel fruit cake
Gluten free carrot cake
Swedish very gooey chocolate cake

Also related to cake, I have an excellent salted peanut butter American-style cookie recipe.

Any takers? cake Or recipe offerings for wanted cakes? grin

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CaptainWarbeck Sun 21-May-17 09:45:59

Bugger, should be 'inspired' not inspection in title!

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Fisherwoman14 Wed 14-Jun-17 11:11:46

Marble cake in a bundt tin
Chocolate chip cookies from the Be-Ro flour cookbook

paap1975 Wed 14-Jun-17 11:12:41

Nigella's snow flecked brownies are fab

paap1975 Wed 14-Jun-17 11:13:16

I'll gladly take the cookie recipe!

FreeButtonBee Wed 14-Jun-17 11:14:13

Nigel Slater's brownie recipe in the Kitchen Diaries is v v v v good.

SecondaryQuandary Wed 14-Jun-17 18:20:23

Yy to Nige's brownies
Delia lemon curd layer cake
Nigella mince pies and Madeira cake
River Cafe pistachio cake
Hummingbird bakery banana loaf
Nige's plum and cinnamon cake
Clandestine cake club sultana cake, vanilla and coconut cake, dark choc and amaretto cake
Rose Bakery carrot cake

Mominatrix Wed 14-Jun-17 18:33:25

YY to Nigella's Guiness cake.
Saveur's carrot cake recipe from 2003. Unusual in the quality of carrots used (750g!), but delicious.
Pierre Herme's chocolate sable recipe - I always have some in the freezer
Guardian's recipe for sticky toffee pudding
Paul Young's chocolate marmite brownies

Fisherwoman14 Wed 14-Jun-17 22:56:36

The Be-Ro choc chip cookies are more cakey than chewy but yummy -
75g marg
75g brown sugar
Few drops vanilla ess
150g SR flour
Pinch of salt
100g choc chips (I use milk choc)

Cream marg and sugar
Beat in egg and ess
Stir in flour, salt and choc
Put on baking tray in flattened blobs
Bake 180 for10-15 mins

shipfaced Wed 14-Jun-17 23:16:05

My go to recipes are:
Hummingbird - carrot cake
Hummingbird - red velvet.

Every time!

dandeliondelilah Thu 15-Jun-17 08:14:52

Great thread! Thinking....

CaptainWarbeck Fri 16-Jun-17 04:19:32

Ooh thanks! I already love the Guinness cake but I will be looking up Nige's brownies, been needing a failsafe recipe for ages there.

Okay American style big chewy cookies:
250g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
170g melted butter
200g brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 yolk
(Whatever extras you want: e.g. 1 tbsp peanut butter, 325g choc chips, raisins, M&Ms, nuts etc)

Preheat oven to 170C. Cream butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Mix in dry ingredients. Stir in extras. Put round balls of dough on tray and squish slightly flat. Bake 15 mins.

I think I originally got this from the allrecipes site online. It makes 16 big, sweet slightly salty, crunchy edged, chewy-centred cookies with the crinkled top. Bloody delicious, I might make some today actually.

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FreeButtonBee Fri 16-Jun-17 10:35:39

Nigella's white chocolate, cranberry and oat cookies from Christmas are amazing as well. Can sub raisins for the dried cranberries for a less festive cookie.

UnaOfStormhold Fri 16-Jun-17 10:56:28

Like the sound of the saveur carrot cake, mominatrix, can you share the recipe?

lacebell10 Sat 17-Jun-17 09:41:25

When you need an egg free dairy free gluten free cake .... The wacky or depression cake from sweet humingbird with dove gluten free flour and an extra tbsp spoon of water works. Get a soft brownie feel. But mix v well

Mominatrix Tue 20-Jun-17 21:00:34

Here is the carrot cake recipe. I've decreased the sugar by 20% without much difficulty if I use the icing the recipe provides.

UnaOfStormhold Tue 20-Jun-17 21:06:07

Thanks mominatrix!

HunkyDory69 Fri 23-Jun-17 12:19:12

Mominatrix, Do you use use full fat or reduced fat cream cheese for the frosting?

Mominatrix Fri 23-Jun-17 13:13:43

Full fat. I also decrease the amount of icing sugar in the icing - American icing tends to be overly sweet for my taste (and I am American!).

FlaviaAlbia Fri 23-Jun-17 13:18:15

Mary Berry's whole lemon cake using two lemons.
Dan Lepard's meringues.
Mrs Field's blue ribbon chocolate chip cookies - using any chocolate sweets or toffee I have in the cupboard.
Delia's ginger nuts.

MrsPandaBear Fri 23-Jun-17 13:35:52

Mary Berry's Christmas cake
Peggy Porschen's sticky toffee cupcakes
Peggy Porschen chocolate orange cake

For coffee cake, I've made mocha cupcakes that received very positive comments and you could always bake it as a single cake. I can't remember which of 2 recipe books I got it from so will have to check when the baby lets me up.

CaptainWarbeck Sun 16-Jul-17 09:46:27

Bumping a bit of an old thread here but v interested in the mocha cupcakes @MrsPandaBear if you have the recipe.

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MrsPandaBear Tue 18-Jul-17 08:27:28

They are from Cupcakes from the heart by Samantha Blears. I'll try and attach a photo of the recipe but I've never added an attachment before so apologies if it fails!

I decorate with chocolate fingers.

bookbook Tue 18-Jul-17 13:23:30

I can highly recommend Nigellas lemon meringue cake
My go - to's are
Courgette chocolate brownies
Carrot cake( honed by baking one a week until right , ready for DGS christening.!)
Lemon drizzle
Banana loaf - ( I put in raspberries as well when I have spare )

MrsPandaBear Tue 18-Jul-17 13:39:10

Would you be able to share your carrot cake recipe @bookbook, I've yet to find a really good one?

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