Archive for ‘Cakes’

August 4, 2015

Yoghurt Cake (coconut and lime)

by therecipebank

Adapted this from a recipe I saw on netmums and liked that the ingredients are weighed out using only a yogurt pot.

  • 1 drop vanilla essence (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 yoghurt pots caster sugar
  • 2 1/2 yoghurt pots self-raising flour sieved
  • 1/2 yoghurt pot desiccated coconut
  • 1 yoghurt pot of oil
  • 125g coconut yoghurt (use the pot to measure out other ingredients)
  • zest of lime
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the wet ingredients, then add the dry.
  2. Place in a greased and lined loaf tin
  3. Bake for 40 minutes at 180C / gas mark 4
  4. Top if required with juice of lime mixed with a little extra caster sugar to make a drizzle topping.

Could use only flour and no coconut, plain yoghurt and chocolate chips. It was a light moist cake and did not miss the butter.

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March 26, 2012

Banana Bread

by therecipebank

This recipe is fab it uses 6-7 bananas which if you have a whole bunch past their best, or like me you put them in the freezer for another day and end up with LOADS!

250g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch salt
115g butter
115g sugar
2 eggs, beaten
6-7 / 500g mashed over-ripe bananas
Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Lightly grease a 23x13cm loaf tin.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Add flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt to the banana mixture and stir just enough to get rid of lumps. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin.
Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, until a knife inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire cooling rack. Best eaten warm!
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March 25, 2012

Banana Muffins

by therecipebank

200g (7 oz) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large bananas, mashed
150g (5 oz) caster sugar
1 egg
75g (2 1/2 oz) butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Place 12 paper baking cases in a muffin tin.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt; set aside.

Combine mashed bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth.

Spoon evenly into baking cases in muffin tin.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly tapped.

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March 25, 2012

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

by therecipebank

50g / 3 1/2 tablespoons butter
60ml / 4 tablespoons golden syrup
110g / 4 oz milk chocolate, chopped
75g / 2 3/4 cups cornflakes

In a saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, golden syrup and chocolate. Cook and stir until butter and chocolate have melted and everything is well blended. Mix in the cornflakes cereal. Drop by heaping spoonfuls into paper cases or a buttered baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator until set, about 15 minutes.

March 25, 2012

Crunchie Nut Cornflake Cakes

by therecipebank

This was donated by my cousin “My Mum’s very chewy crunchie nut cornflake cakes – great for lunch boxes!”

2 oz crunchy nut 
2 oz butter
2 large table spoons of golden syrup
2 large table spoons of cadburys drinking choc

12 cake cases

Melt the butter and golden syrup together once melted remove from heat and add choc and then the crunchy nut….allow kids to spoon into cake cases …
Refrigerate and once set they are amazing!!

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March 25, 2012

My Grandma’s Boiled Fruit Cake

by therecipebank

1 lb mixed dried fruit, washed & dried
8oz butter or margarine
12oz soft light brown muscavado sugar
3 eggs, beaten
12oz self raising flour
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice

7 inch square cake tin, greased & lined

Put fruit in saucepan with 1/4 pint of water. Bring to boil & simmer for 15 minutes, then drain.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, remove from heat, add the sugar & fruit & mix well, then beat in the eggs. Mix the flour, salt & mixed spice together & fold into the fruit mixture.

Turn into prepared tin & bake at 160 C (320 F) for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. Remove from tin & allow to cool, wrap in fresh greaseproof. Best kept for 48 hours before cutting.

March 25, 2012

Blueberry Muffins

by therecipebank

1 1/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup plain flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners (makes about 8).

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder.

Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

March 25, 2012

Chocolate Brownie Cake

by therecipebank

100g butter
175g caster sugar
75g brown or muscovado sugar
125g chocolate (plain or milk)
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract /essence
100g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin.
Place the butter, caster sugar, brown sugar, chocolate and golden syrup in the pan and melt gently on a low heat until it is smooth and lump-free.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Break the eggs into the bowl and whisk with the fork until light and frothy.
Add the eggs, vanilla extract or essence, flour, baking powder and cocoa powder to the chocolate mixture and mix thoroughly.
Put the mixture into the greased and lined cake tin and place on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake for 25-30 mins.
Remove and allow to cool for 20-30 mins before cutting into wedges and serving.

(This makes good cake or dessert with ice cream/cream)

March 25, 2012

Self Raising Flour

by therecipebank

If like me you live in a country where it is almost impossible to buy self raising flour, then it is very very easy to make your own. I found this recipe on

450g/1lb plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt

Mix together WELL and store in an airtight container.