Wednesday, 28 January 2009


Cakes are the easiest things in the world to make in my opinion. Its the practice you really need to make it perfect as we may want it to be like the ones we have either seen in a bakery,cooking magazine or in grocery stores. what we tend to forget is that those people who make them that perfect have been doing for so many years to get to that stage. When i baked my first cake i was about 9 years old. Since then i have loved making and experimenting with cake recipes. The most important things that i learnt in baking were one never panic,and second always know your basic recipe and you'll have a great cake. The trick is to keep you recipe simple in measurements and less in quantities. the simpler the things the better the less the quantities of ingredients the better the practice and less waste of food. when baking a cake decide if you want a sponge cake or simple pound cake.if making a pound cake keep the quantity of butter a little more than you would have in a sponge cake.

When you bake a cake first things first always preheat the oven to the required temperature and line a time before preparing for the mixture or batter. otherwise the air that's locked in the mixture is gone which helps the cake to rise so it may become a flat cake rather than a nice springy cake.

Here is a recipe that's always worked for me. Its of a simple pound cake recipe but once you're confident making it you can add and subtract in the can even use this recipe for simple juicy sponge cakes. So here goes hope you like it and have fun making and eating as much as i do always.

  • 3 Medium eggs
  • 1 Cup Self-raising flour
  • 1/2 Of 500gs Butter pack
  • Some milk
  • 1Cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla essence/extract.

  1. Pre-heat over to 180 deg.
  2. Line the tin or grease the tin with some butter and flour.
  3. Keep the butter out of fridge and soften it at room temperature.
  4. Sieve flour and salt together.
  5. Mix the vanilla extract ,butter and sugar till light and fluffy,it should change colour from yellow to pale yellow or off white.
  6. When the colour changes start adding eggs one at a time.
  7. Now add flour spoon by spoon initially and then add all mix well.
  8. If you think the mixture is too thick add a bit of milk and mix well not otherwise.
  9. Now put the mixture in the grease or lined baking dish and bake for 35-40 Mins, or until the tooth pick comes out clean,and the cake is springy to touch.
  10. Leave it in the tin till it cools down completely and then serve it with some coolie or sauce.
This is a recipe i have loved and has always worked well for me,but with making it almost every other week gave it its perfection so if you make it once and it does not come out well don't be discouraged. keep trying till you get to a point when you do all the steps automatically like a machine and your cakes ready in 30 Mins,do it till it becomes a habit to make a cake and without stress. ...enjoy and see you when i add a new recipe later... ;~)


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  2. Please could i have the pineapple cake recipe
    the one you made on Umer birthday

    thanks Paul

  3. hi paul will definately put that up soon...thanks for liking it...

  4. m in love with this cake dresssing.. tania


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