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Madiera cake

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curlew · 10/09/2006 09:39

Help -I need to make a 10 inch madiera cake and my recipe calls for 7 eggs - and I find I've only got 5. Would it work to use 5 and a bit more liquid - or do I have to go shopping?

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Twiglett · 10/09/2006 09:41

you have to go shopping or next door to borrow eggs .. sorry

Twiglett · 10/09/2006 09:42

or you can make a victoria sponge instead which takes less eggs

curlew · 10/09/2006 09:44

Bother - thought so. No, It has to be a Madiera because it's going to end up a princess castle and sponge is too soft to carve! Thanks for the lightning fast response!!

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Twiglett · 10/09/2006 09:52

I have an easy castle recipe that involves a square cake, swiss rolls and ice cream cones if interested

Twiglett · 10/09/2006 09:52

ie no carving

LIZS · 10/09/2006 09:52

Can you use a smaller tin (say an 8") and do a 5 egg mixture?

curlew · 10/09/2006 15:56

Thanks all - I went out and bought eggs! Thanks for the offer but I've committed myself to the Debbie Brown Star Castle. I've got a long night ahead of me!

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