Our Son Emanuel born on 22.9.2012

Our Son Emanuel born on 22.9.2012

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Rich Butter Cake

I'm on a roll with cake baking lately!  Had to try out several recipes and this one is perfect for birthday cakes.

2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
185g butter
1 cup castor sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons milk

1.  Butter and line a deep-sided 20cm (8in) round cake tin with grease-proof paper.  Sift together flour and baking powder.  Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2.  Add eggs gradually, beating well after each addition.  Mix in half the flour and milk, combine well.  Add remaining flour and milk and mix well.  Turn into the prepared tin, level top and bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour.

A lemon butter icing is lovely.  Soften butter and mix with lemon zest, a bit of juice and sifted icing sugar and beat until fluffy.



Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Great Aunt Fae's Sponge Cake

It has been a long time between post's but I feel ready to get back into it.  Not quite sure what happened?! ... motherhood with a very active little fellow and not much sleep nor time to myself!

My son Emanuel turned one on Sunday so we had a lovely party in the park.  I've gotten a lot of requests for the recipe of his birthday cake so thought I would share it here so I didn't have to keep typing it out!

Here is My Great Aunt Fae's Sponge Cake recipe.  I cooked it in two tins and put cream and berries in the middle and on the top made a 1 out of the blueberries.

180Deg 30mins (or less if divided into two tins)

4 stiffly beaten egg whites
add 1 cup caster sugar and beat in gently, then

melt 1oz butter in 2 tablespoons hot milk plus vanilla
sift 1 cup SR flour 3 times and add to cake mixture alternatively with milk mixture