Welcome to my cake blog..enjoy my creations! gracie x x

Welcome to my cake blog..enjoy my creations! gracie x x
Mother's day cakes

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

'Jamie' Dodgers..

These are great, for kids or for adults! Recipe from: http://www.jamieoliver.com/magazine/recipes-view.php?title=jamie-dodgers

The strawberry jam is homemade and very easy:

Wash and quarter your strawberries/raspberries (a punnet will generally make a jar or just over)
Weigh out the strawberries and add the same amount of granulated sugar (you can also use jam sugar which has added pectin, this is normally found in the sugar aisle in most supermarkets)
Place on the hob on a medium temperature and bring to the boil
Once boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 10-15 minutes keeping a close eye on it to avoid the sugar burning
Remove from heat and allow to cool a little before either using on a cake or placing in a sterilised jar

Chocolate Guinness Birthday Cake..

This is a good chocolate cake recipe for people who aren't that into chocolate..and don't be alarmed by the addition of Guinness, the only thing it does is enhance the moistness of the cake and add a subtle flavour.

It's another Nigella recipe that you can get from http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chocolate-guinness-cake-3086/. I used my own ganache covering for this due to the occasion but I'd normally use her cream cheese frosting as it tastes great. 

I often use this recipe for Guinness cupcakes, it makes enough for a batch of 12 (including the frosting).

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake..

This is such an easy recipe and turned out really well. It's from http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3636/baked-vanilla-cheesecake and I'd recommend customising it in your own way.

Cherry and Almond Bundt Cake..

I can't quite remember which recipe I used for this one but will add it as soon as I can.