All posts tagged: cake

Miguel’s Chocolate Cake

Miguel turns 10 years old today and asked me to make him his favorite chocolate cake. Super easy to make and very moist this chocolate cake is a must. I divided the batter in 2 baking tins because I wanted two layers but you can totally bake it as one big cake. Also, I must admit, I frosted the cake with store bought chocolate frosting, oh well 🙂 Ingredients: 3 cups all purpose flour 3 cups of sugar 1 cup of cocoa 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon of salt 2/3 cup corn or vegetable oil 2 eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoon of vanilla 1 1/2 cups full fat milk, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups boiling water (it must be boiling) 4 teaspoons of instant coffee. Method: In a bowl sift (or whisk) together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a jug add the oil, eggs, vanilla & milk and whisk till incorporated. Add wet ingredients to dry and whisk till just incorporated. It will look very dense …

Swirl Cake

Spoonful by spoonful vanilla and chocolate swirl together to make this all time classic sponge cake. A 20 cm cake mold is needed for this recipe, if yours is bigger, then double the ingredients. It’s moist and amazing with coffee, give it a go and let me know in a comment <3 Ingredients: 3 cups of all purpose flour, sifted 3 teaspoons baking powder 3 large eggs, at room temperature 2 cups of sugar 1 cup vegetable or corn oil 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon of vanilla 2 tablespoons of cacao, sifted Method: In a large bowl sift together the flour and baking powder, set aside. In another large bowl sift the cocoa and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer place sugar and eggs and beat till doubled in size and pale in color. Add half of the flour and the oil, mix well. Add the other half of the flour and milk, mix till just combined. Pour half of the batter over the sifted cacao and stir to combine very well. …

Carrot Cake

Who doesn’t love a good slice of homemade carrot cake covered with cream cheese frosting ? Specially when it’s super easy to make!! I advice you do this cake and treat yourself…yumm Ingredients: For the Cake: 250 ml vegetable oil 4 eggs at room temperature, slightly beaten 225 gr soft light brown sugar 1 cup grated carrots, packed 225 gr self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 140 gr chopped walnuts, optional For the Icing: 45 gr butter, softened 170 gr full fat cream cheese, at room temperature 300 gr icing sugar, sifted 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 tablespoons of milk Method: In a bowl stir together the oil, eggs, sugar & carrots. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda & cinnamon into a large bowl. Fold the 2 mixture together and then fold in the walnuts if using. Divide between 2 tins and bake in the center of a preheated oven on 180 for about 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes then turn the cakes …

Simple Sponge Cake

All I can say about this cake is that I remember making it countless times when I was a child. Back then there were no measuring cups and measuring spoons etc…My auntie used to say “Just use the same cup for all the ingredients” and usually the cup she would refer to would be the classic glass we used to drink water with. It is my favorite cake ever and my kids love it too. It stays a bit sticky on the surface after baking and I simply adore that chewy part and sometimes I warm some apricot jam and using a pastry brush I spread it on the top when the cake is still warm…it gives it a little something special. Super easy to make, hope you will try it!! Ingredients: 3 cups of all purpose flour, sifted 3 teaspoons baking powder 3 large eggs, at room temperature 2 cups of sugar 1 cup vegetable or corn oil 1 cup milk The zest of one lemon or orange or both Method: In a large …

Lemon Cake

I just love lemons…the scent of its zest just makes me happier and the tang of its juice…just perfect. it reminds me of summer and cold refreshing lemonades with lots of ice or in this case a fragrant and soft sponge cake. My kids loved it too!! Ingredients: For the cake: 3 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature 2 cups of sugar 3 large eggs, at room temperature 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 cup milk For the icing: 2 cups icing sugar, sifted 3 tablespoons lemon juice Method: Preheat oven to 180 C In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Using an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well before adding the next one. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla and mix to combine. Add the flour mix and milk and beat until just incorporated making …

Chocolate & Orange Marbled Cake

Chocolate and orange is a winning combination, it’s one of those things that just works every single time. While baking this cake I discovered the importance of choosing the exact tin size because it really matters. For this cake a 20 cm round cake tin is recommended. If you feel like it’s too small double the recipe and get a bigger tin! Ingredients: 225 gr butter at room temperature 225 gr sugar 4 eggs at room temperature 225 gr self raising flour, sifted 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted Grated zest of 2 big oranges Method: Heat your oven to 180 C. Grease a 20 cm round cake tin. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Then start adding the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the flour until well combined and divide the mixture in half. Place the other half in a different bowl. Add the cocoa powder into one half and the orange zest into the other half. Put alternate spoons of the chocolate and orange mixtures into …

Simple Sponge Cake

Simple sponge cakes are my favorite. They are quick and easy to make with only few ingredients. Yet sponge cakes are not visually appealing for most people as trends (good and outrages ones) in mounting cakes have been soaring. This cake is perfect with your morning coffee/tea or as an afternoon delight. You can slice the cake horizontally in half and spread a thick layer of your favorite jam or whipped cream with fresh fruits. Ingredients 4 eggs, at room temperature 2 ½ cups of white granulated sugar 3 cups flour 1 cup vegetable oil (corn, sunflower etc) 1 cup milk 3 teaspoons baking powder The rind of 1 whole lemon Optional: ¾ cup of shredded coconut Method In the bowl of an electric mixture place the eggs, sugar and lemon rind and beat on medium high speed for about 15 mins until pale and creamy. In the meantime sift the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Alternating between wet and dry ingredients add them to the eggs and sugar until you have a …