Monday 6 May 2013

Oh, If you love the life you live then you'll get a lot more done

 ♫ Paolo Nutini- Simple Things  

Hey all! 

Happy bank holiday to everyone, a barbeque is definitely on the cards today! Here is a little baking post as I felt we hadn't done one in a while- and today being a national holiday is the perfect excuse to get out your apron a make this tasty treat... you will not be disappointed!

Just a small note to say that me and Jess are having our AS exams in the coming weeks, we plan to schedule a few posts in because we really don't want to neglect the blog, so hopefully the blog won't have to be victim to our hetic and stressful exam schedules!! 

Loads of love, Paloma 


Cherry Bakewell Cake

  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 200g butter, well softened                         
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp almond extract or essence
  • 4 large eggs

  • 1) Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4

    2)Butter and line the bases of 2 x 20cm round sandwich tins with baking paper.

    3) Beat together all the cake ingredients with a pinch of salt until smooth,

    4)Spoon into the tins and level the tops.

    5) Bake for 30 mins or until golden and springy.

    6)Let the sponges cool

    7) Then, spread with jam and sandwich on top

    8)Being the chocoholic that I am, I decided to top my cake with melted chocolate rather than icing, its a great alternative if you are not an icing fanatic

    9) Create a small 'piping bag' out of baking paper- basically a cone shape with a tiny bit of sellotape- and drizzle the chocolate according

    10) Eat the remaining chocolate

    11) Decorate with blanched or flaked almonds
    12) Voila!! It makes a fab birthday cake as my little sister would happily tell you!

    1 comment:


      This looks super yummy very well done ;)

      I will give it a try at my friends house this weekend for sure thanks for sharing this love ;D



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