Magical 4 Ingredient British Sponge Cake

The best sponge cake recipe you will ever try is made with love and only 4 ingredients.   The aroma of this British sponge cake recipe trailed my mum’s kitchen since I was a little boy. She was a stay-at-home mum for the most part unless she was helping my dad with our business and always had a cake baked inside her cake tin. (she still uses the same tin, no kidding.) Most often it was a sponge cake to enjoy after tea with a lovely cup of coffee or tea. Other times we’d sneak a piece just because the sponge cake was so light and fluffy it was hard to resist. A sponge cake is one of the easiest cakes you can make and a great cake for baking beginners and inexpensive to make. British sponge cake has 4 ingredients and that’s all you need to make this delicious cake that everyone will rave about. Once you dress up your fluffy sponge cake with accessories you’ll see that you’re working with a blank pallet that you can bring to life. This makes the sponge cake the perfect birthday, anniversary, baptism, graduation or even wedding cake for your special day. […]

Classic Madeira Cake

THE PERFECT SLICE OF CAKE   What could be easier to make than a piece of lemon flavoured Madeira cake with almonds that’s moist but practical at the same time. My mother made the Madeira cake for us when I was little and now I make it for my family. It’s not only easy to make but it’s not expensive either, When you take it out of the oven it’s a beautiful golden colour with a lemon aroma. Madeira cake is a light cake that is a bit denser than a sponge cake but tastes so much better. Some compare the Madeira cake to the pound cake. The Madeira cake was named after the Portuguese Madeira wine which was popular in England in the 18th and 19th century. . Today you might find this delicious cake served with Madeira on the side. Traditionally the Madeira cake usually has either lemon or an orange peel mixed into it. Today I am using lemon. The Madeira cake can be used in many ways such as dipping in chocolate, placed in trifles such as my tiramisu or eaten in slices. Many people enjoy a slice in the morning for breakfast or for a […]

Lemon Citrus Syrup Yoghurt Cake

A YOGHURT DESSERT YOU EAT WITH A FORK   I know what you are thinking it’s not yoghurt….. but wait it is. Yogurt, Yoghurt and Yoghourt are all proper spellings of the delicious fermented creamy treat we all have grown to love. Last Saturday was a girlie night and the five of us had decided that we would have a pot-luck supper. I really do enjoy meeting up with the girls just good to have a chat, relax and eat good homemade food. I decided to make them my food creation guinea pigs and to try a few different tastes and flavors while we were all together. They never complain so and I love to whip up new ideas in the kitchen and see what my friends and family think of them. You all know how I like to combine different tastes and today was no different. I had lemons and some natural Greek yoghurt in the fridge that really needed to be used up and some eggs. Many people use yoghurt in all sorts of recipes so a Greek Yoghurt cake paired with lemon citrus was what popped into my head. At the very least I knew that with […]

Mr.CBB’s Orange Ricotta Pound Cake Topped With Yogurt Amaretto Whipped Cream

I’m fascinated with baking cakes because my mum was brilliant at making them when we were younger and still is today although I don’t get to enjoy them like I once did. I  especially fancy a pound cake to see what flavours I can incorporate to create something new, fresh and different. In England we call the pound cake a Madeira cake although now that I know the butter pound cake in Canada is pretty much the same, I’m hooked. My wife looked at me gone out when I told her I fancied the Madeira cake so when I made it for her and she tasted it then laughed, “you mean a pound cake” to which I replied “ya, a pound cake,  I guess so”.  I kinda felt like an arse but I guess we give fancier names to cakes, what can I say. When I make a pound cake I prefer to use either the loaf, tube or bundt pans for best results. My speciality is the cherry pound cake followed by the lemon pound cake both of which are dripping with love. I had this idea back a couple of years ago around the Christmas Holiday to poke holes in […]

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