Expert Advice to Bake & Decorate a Perfect Cake

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MARY BERRYS COCONUT CAKE RECIPE

This really easy coconut cake will actually give you a taste of the tropical. Bake with a handful of storecupboard ingredients and enjoy with a cuppa Baking Time 70m Number Of Ingredients Needed 6 115g butter, cut into small pieces, plus extra for greasing 225g self-raising flour 115g demerara sugar 100g desiccated …

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Cakes to Bake in a Breadmaker

Baking with your bread machine can be quick, easy, and rewarding. There’s no yeast, no timings, and not much washing up – why not give it a try? About Bread Machine Baking Cakes and ‘quick breads’ are leavened with baking powder or bicarbonate of soda, rather than yeast. This means …

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Baking Shortbread

The perfect shortbread can be quite elusive. Read our essential guide and try our classic recipe – you could discover a new family favourite! Shortbread – Tips For Success Good shortbread is pale, buttery, crunchy, and ‘short’. This means it crumbles at every bite, giving that characteristic shortbread texture. It …

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Mary Berry’s Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble Recipe

This really easy rhubarb ginger crumble uses coconut sugar and delicious with ginger which really brings out the Rhubarb. Baking Time 35m Number Of Ingredients Needed 8 75g unsalted butter 80g coconut or brown sugar 1 vanilla pod, scraped out 2 apples, in syrup, chopped 200g flour 100g cold butter 85g caster sugar/coconut …

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How To Fix A Cracked Cake Top

It’s happened to me more times than I care to remember and I’m pretty sure that all of you reading this will have experienced it at least once. That’s right, I’m talking about a cracked cake top. Is there anything more disheartening than taking your cake out of the oven …

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How To Fix Undercooked Cake

Your grandmother probably made the art of cake baking look like a cinch but in reality, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. One of the things that I always like to keep in mind when baking is that there’s always a lesson to be learned. So, …

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How To Remove Cake From Silicone Mould

A lot of chefs are now turning to silicone bakeware instead of some of the more traditional materials. While there are a lot of good reasons for this including affordability and being dishwasher safe, there are some notable downsides. Most obviously is that your cake might stick to the silicone …

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How To Moisten Dry Fruit Cake

Fruit cake is a sweet, filling and delicious dessert that goes well with a cup of tea, after a meal and as a celebration cake. For such a versatile baked product, you would think that us bakers would have gotten it down to a T. But so many people still …

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How To Cool A Cake Fast

There’s nothing quite like eating a cake fresh from the oven; it’s warm and comforting and seems to have a much sweeter taste. However, sometimes, you might want to ice the cake, in which case, you’ll need to let it cool first. Other times, the cake might be too hot …

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How To Store Buttercream Cake Overnight

Buttercream is sometimes called butter icing or frosting but these are all names for the same thing. This is a common decorative and delicious topping for all types of cake but a lot of people are still confused on how they should store it.  There are lots of different types …

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How To Store Sponge Cake

For home bakers, sponge cake is an easy go to recipe that will always satisfy the taste buds. There are lots of different types of sponge cake but the basic recipe is always the same. If you’ve made a sponge cake and aren’t going to eat it all in one …

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Top 5 School Pudding Recipes

It is with great fondness that I look back on my school days. One memory in particular was lining up, plastic tray in hand, dazzled by the yellowish/orange bulbs that illuminated the food in front of me. A kindly dinner lady would be ready with her serving utensils to dish …

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American Cornbread Recipe UK

This American Cornbread recipe is really easy to do. We love how fluffy & sweet, it is too. American cornbread is perfect with pulled pork, chili or with honey, maple syrup or covered in butter! Baking Time 25m Number Of Ingredients Needed 6 125g butter (softened) 160g sugar caster 2 eggs 285ml buttermilk 175g cornmeal  175g plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt Steps: …

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