Recipe – Madeira Cake

A Madeira cake is what we call a rich cake even though it does not have any fruit in it. It is a plain cake with a close texture and is delicious sliced and spread with a little butter.         You will need: 5 oz butter 5 oz caster sugar 3 eggs, …

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Tea Cake & Tarts

Recently I discussed tea biscuits, but today I wanted to delve into another topic that is popular among Afternoon Tea: Cake! As much as biscuits are enjoyed during a nice cup of tea, sometimes a nice little cake or tart is fancied as something a little different. Battenburg/Battenberg Cake: However you spell it, it’s still …

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Recipe – Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate cake always goes down well for afternoon tea and my dentist, (whom I saw on Saturday) is very partial to chocolate cake so this is a new recipe just for her.  It is a take on lemon drizzle cake but chocolate cake with a Mars bar drizzle and a chocolate butter cream filling.  I …

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Recipe – Citrus Cake

Now if you want a really tasty sponge cake that is not only light but very moist too you cannot go wrong with a Citrus cake;  a cake flavoured with orange, lemon and lime. Oven 160 C, 325 F or gas mark 3 A greased or lined 1lb loaf tin 4 oz butter (softened) 4 …

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Recipe – Chocolate Cake or Buns

Back in the 1970's when we held dinner parties they all seemed to consist of prawn cocktail for starters and Black Forest Gateau for dessert (At least the main course was usually different!)! I, personally, never liked Black Forest Gateau because I am not keen on sickly chocolate but my daughter, Nicola, loves chocolate. In …

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Recipe – Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This is a cake you can eat as a pudding hot from the oven with cream or custard or leave it to cool and have a piece with a nice cup of Hawaiian Colada Rooibos tea. You will need for the cake: Oven 180 C, 350 F or Gas mark 4 4 oz butter 4 …

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