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Best non-chocolate cake - limited ingredients

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PorridgeIsYummy Thu 03-Jan-19 08:57:29

Hi, I need to bake a non-chocolate cake for this afternoon. I am away from home and haven't got that many ingredients. I haven't got: cream cheese (a cheesecake would have been perfect), lemons (not enough for a lemon drizzle cake anyway) or butter..., but I I do have sunflower oil.

A carrot cake is not an option as the person the cake is for doesn't like it...


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Playdonut Thu 03-Jan-19 08:59:07

Do you have apple juice? If so you could make an apple and cinamen cake? Or jam?

Playdonut Thu 03-Jan-19 08:59:51

Or go the shop?

FlaviaAlbia Thu 03-Jan-19 09:02:01

If you have 2 or 3 lemons, Mary Berry's whole lemon cake is amazing. You could do it with just a icing drizzle on the top.

PorridgeIsYummy Thu 03-Jan-19 09:04:57

I love Mary Berry lemon drizzle cake, but I only have one lemon...

I obviously can't go to the shops as otherwise I wouldn't be posting this :-). I'm staying somewhere in the middle of nowhere, unfortunately....

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FlaviaAlbia Thu 03-Jan-19 09:32:07

Sorry, I missread, I thought you meant you hadn't enough lemons!

Does it have to be a cake? How about muffins? I do these and throw in any fruit I have instead of blueberries and skip the topping.

PorridgeIsYummy Thu 03-Jan-19 09:40:40

I have desiccated coconut, but no coconut milk. Any ideas?

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mumonashoestring Thu 03-Jan-19 09:46:25

Would a Madeira cake be an option? Easier if you have milk/yoghurt or ground almonds but its quite a flexible recipe.

mumonashoestring Thu 03-Jan-19 09:51:02

Or this one? If you have a bit of jam you could do two and sandwich them

It's another really forgiving recipe that works as a dense sponge, or poured over fruit to make a cobbler style /upside down cake, or with icing... Your lemon, finely seated, would go nicely in it too.

mumonashoestring Thu 03-Jan-19 09:51:26

Seated? Fuck you autocorrect - zested.

FlaviaAlbia Thu 03-Jan-19 12:11:43

Could you do a sponge with oil instead of butter and then put jam and coconut on top?

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