Cakes

Cakes

Fruity Marmalade Cake

This is for all of us who have a part jar or two of marmalade sitting in the cupboard or fridge. It’s quick, it’s tasty, it’s light and perfect to go with a cup of tea with it’s sharp and tangy flavour. You can ring the changes by using all types of marmalade and coarse...

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Flapjack

I know, there are hundreds of Flapjack recipes so why another one? Well I have found recently that any time I make any flapjack it never seems to hold together and I end up using it for a crumble topping. So, after some experimenting and a few crumbles this is my successful recipe that I want to...

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Cakes, Desserts

Cidered Apple and Pear Sauce Cake

Living in Dorset and near to the Devon border, Apple cake is on offer in most tearooms and cafes. There are so many different versions- some with apple on top and some with it folded into the cake. With a wonderful selection of local ciders in Dorset and neighbouring Somerset, I find myself...

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Cakes, Desserts, Fruit

Brioche and Blueberry Cake

 A great way to use up any leftover brioche. You can use chocolate brioche which goes really well with raspberries as well as blueberries.  You can prepare the cake ahead and leave in the fridge until ready to cook. As the brioche absorbs the liquid , it might need a bit more cream to...

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Bread, Cakes

Dorset Dough Cake

There are many different versions of a Dorset Dough Cake using different ingredients and different methods. They all use a soft, yeasted dough as a base which is then spiced and sweetened. Dried fruit such as sultanas, currants, mixed peel or a mixture of all three can be added and the top...

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Sweet-car-par Cake with a Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake is always a popular favourite and there are many variations to make. Back in the 1980s when I worked in a lovely daytime cafe in Godalming, Surrey, I used to make large trays topped with a rich cream cheese topping. In that decade a cake with vegetables was quite a strange thing!...

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