The cakes I bake and the books I read while baking them.
Guys, I’m losing my baking prowess.
See, the first time I made Carrot Cake, I couldn’t get over how good it tasted and how much everyone complimented it. The second one I made tasted exactly like bread pudding. I’m not complaining because I bloody love bread pudding, but you know, I wanted to make a carrot cake. Recently, it seems, that if I make a sponge and put fruit in it, instead of getting fruit cake I get bread pudding. I am accidentally making bread pudding and I have no idea how. Anyway, we held a Macmillan coffee morning at work a couple of weeks ago, so we all had to make cake, I decided to do an apple and ginger cake, guess what? It tasted like bread pudding. Here’s the recipe in case you decide that you want to have a go and make actual cake.
Things you will need:
175g self raising flour
2 large apples, sliced
a sprinkle of cinnimon
2 tbs of ground ginger
1 handful of raisins.
A copy of Stardust by Neil Gaiman. (This bit is optional)
Because I’m very lazy, I stick everything into the blender at the same time and just whizz together until I get cake mix. While it’s whizzing, chop up the apples into slices, as you can tell from the picture, I’m not very good at chopping apples, I blame this on the fact that I am ambidexterous and always use my left hand for chopping and slicing when I was taught to do so with my right… Everything is always a little messy when doing things like that. Pour that mixture into a greased cake tin, arrange the apples over the top, sprinkle some sugar over them and put it in the oven for 30-40 minutes on 180 degrees while you get comfy and read about Wall and Tristian’s adventures beyond it.
Like I said, this came out tasting like bread pudding but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, we still managed to raise over £130 for cancer research so it wasn’t all bad! I’d love to know if you guys actually get something that tastes of sponge out of it though!