Marble Cake

Everyone loves a marble cake. The joy and surprise on the face of children when you present them with a dual colour bake is worth it in itself, but when you sit down to enjoy it, you’ll love it too. Ingredients 3 free-range large eggs 175g (6oz) of margarine 175g …

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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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Scottish Dumpling

When the Cake Baker team received a request for a Scottish Dumpling recipe we sprang into action! Cloutie Dumpling Traditionally served at New Year it has became popular throughout the winter or colder months of the year. Sometimes spelt “cloutie” it is named after the cloth or “clout” that it …

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Classic Scottish Cakes

Scotland has developed a culinary repertoire of exceptional quality of cakes and biscuits, when it comes to cake baking it seems the Scottish have have a lot to share. Dundee Cake You’ll probably never hear the Dalai Lama say ‘Oh, I could murder a piece of cheesecake.’ After all, as …

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Classic English Cakes

Grasmere is famous for its gingerbread; in Kendal it’s mint cake that the visitors queue to buy; in Bath it’s the buns and the Sally Lunns. Nearly every county in England has its own baked speciality although, in these health-conscious days, whether many people ask for farmhouse dripping cake when …

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Classic Irish Cakes

When it comes to baking it seems the Irish have less of a sweet tooth than the rest of us. Researching their cookery it was hard to find many traditional cakes listed; however we did manage to come up with three. Barm Brack is a traditional Fruited Bread-cake, while Whiskey …

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Making The Perfect Sponge

If you’ve been browsing through Cake Baker you might have noticed that we have a page dedicated to the easiest way of making a sponge cake that is light and delicious, so why do we have another page devoted to the perfect sponge? In the film, Calendar Girls, one of …

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Making The Perfect Carrot Cake

Carrots have been included in sweet recipes in Britain since mediaeval times. Because carrots provided a cheaper and more easily available alternative to other sweeteners, their use was encouraged during the Second World War, at the time of rationing. Carrot cake however, didn’t really take off in popularity until the …

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Classic Welsh Cakes: Bara Brith, Teisen Lap & Welshcakes

Ask a Welshman what food he remembers from his childhood and chances are he’ll mention one of these: bara brith, teisen lap, or ‘picen ar y maen’. Rich with fruit and spice, these cakes evoke images of mam cooking, in her warm sweetly-scented kitchen. Try one of our recipes and …

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New Classic Cakes Part 1

So which cakes deserve to make it into the prestigious Classic category? There’s much dispute here at Cake Baker and every household seems to have its own favourite classic. What Makes a Classic? A cake that’s been around for generations; a cake that’s too good to disappear into the history …

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