Sunday 29 April 2018

Love Cake April 2018 round up

This April has lived up to expectations with showers but also a heatwave! Never mind the weather as it is always the perfect temperature for a slice of cake! Let's see what has been baked this month.
This month we start with a showstopper from Kate at Gluten Free Alchemist. A much needed birthday treat translating itself in the form of this Celebratory Orange Cake. A totally gluten free extravaganza of three almond cakes layered with orange curd buttercream and topped with blood orange jelly.
For a truly indulgent treat then look no further than these Triple Chocolate Almond Brownies from Choclette over at Tin and Thyme. They are naturally gluten free being made from almonds. The triple chocolate comes from melted dark chocolate mixed with cocoa powder then chunks of white chocolate added in.
I couldn't let our national day go without marking it with cake. To get the full red cross effect I made St. George's Day cupcakes. The base for this is my tried and test vanilla sponge cupcake recipe. They are then simply topped with glacé icing and cherries. For any time of year just keep the cherry whole in the middle.
If vanilla isn't your thing then try my chocolate muffins. Quick to make and no need to get the whisk out. Perfect if you are in a hurry or as an after school treat.
Finally for this month I did a switch and replaced lemons for an extra zesty lime drizzle traybake. This is an easy all-in-one recipe which makes a lovely light cake.

I'll be back in a couple of days with our baking inspiration for May. There's wedding bells in the air!

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