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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Fruit: Lemon, Apple or Orange Cake

All of these fruity cakes can be served simply as an accompaniment to a cup of coffee or dressed up with cream or yogurt as a special dessert. Either way they’ll taste delicious. The orange cake is a particularly moist one that will keep well and actually tastes better when …

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Wild Strawberry and Rose Petal Cake

Summer cakes need to be light and delicious, or they can sit too heavily on the digestive system. This airy, sweetly fragranced cake is ideal for a picnic or a summer birthday. Ingredients 275 grams plain flower 1 teaspoon baking powder 150 grams room temperature butter or margarine 180 grams …

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Making The Perfect Cheesecake

As Homer Simpson might say ‘Cheesecake … mmmm.’ Cheesecake has been around for a long time: the ancient Greeks had their version as did the Romans. And by 1000 AD, it had become popular in Western Europe after being introduced by the invading Roman forces. By the beginning of the …

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Making Chocolate Eclairs

For more than three centuries, chocolate éclairs have been delighting chocophiles all over the world. This elegant pastry creation combines some of our favourite things: chocolate, custard cream, and light, crispy pastry. Ready to try making chocolate eclairs for yourself? We thought you might be… There are three elements to …

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