Monday 29 May 2017

Love Cake May 2017 Round up

We have renounced boring round, square and loaf tins this month's theme of Get in shape. We've baked in Bundts, multiway tins and even in numbers! Let's have a look at what everyone has been making this month.
We started down in Cornwall with a cake on its way to Wales. With ripe bananas that needed using up Choclette from Tin and Thyme decided on using them in a Banana and Rum Soaked Raisin Bundt Cake. With rapeseed oil and yogurt added to the recipe this is a quick but flavoursome cake.
I adore marzipan and just as you thought Kate at The Gluten Free Alchemist couldn't better her Gluten Free Battenburg she has come up with Gluten Free Cherry-Chocolate Battenburg Cake with Cherry-Almond Marzipan! The different layers are baked in a multiway tin with one side a chocolate sponge and the other a cherry one. This is all glued together with cherry jam and wrapped in cherry-almond marzipan.
I went shape crazy this month with two cakes. The first was the JibberJabberUK logo cake of Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Bundt. It's quick and easy to make but the two-tone appearance and the ring shape gives it an instant lift.
'I am not a number I am a cake!' Well, actually my second cake was both. As part of the National Garden Scheme 90th Anniversary celebrations I got designated the '0' as part of a '90' to bake. With unusual shaped tins it can be tricky but I found just the right recipe for it.

That's it for this month. I'll be back in a couple of days where things are looking black and white...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your lovely comments about my Battenberg, Ness.... and thanks for hosting xx


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