My 4th blog post! I know it’s early days yet but am pretty excited that I have kept up with my blog. Hope I keep it up :).
I shared this recipe a little while ago on my old blog which I have since taken down. I felt I needed to start over again in the hope that I will enjoy the new start and keep myself motivated. Seems to have worked thus far.
A few people have also asked if I have dairy AND egg free version of this recipe. I do not have tried and tested one yet, but will work on it.
This cake is pretty simple to make and is stays moist for days. I used a 9 inch round pan to make this.
You will need:
315 g Self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
397g can of condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
225g unsalted butter melted
225 ml orange juice
- Preheat oven to 150°C fan/ 180°C Conventional. Grease and line baking pan
- In a bowl sift together the dry ingredients
- In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until golden and skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. This takes about 45 minutes in my oven
I shared a picture of one leftover chocolate brownie yesterday and had a few requests for the full recipe so I thought I’d do a full blog post of it, as it will make finding it much easier than on the facebook photo comment.
To make them you need:
- 185g dark chocolate, melted
- 185g Butter, melted
- 250g Sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 100g plain flour
- 15g cocoa powder
- handful white chocolate chunks (optional)
*To Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. (careful not to allow the bowl to to touch the water)
Place ingredients into a large mixing bowl in order above. Stir until well mixed.
Bake in a greased/ lined 20cm square baking pan for 20- 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 160 C fan/ 180 C conventional.
When cooked they should be just flaky on the top but soft inside
I attended a cake painting course at Pretty Witty Cakes together with my friend Natalie from Cuppies n Cream yesterday.
Natalie and I at the course on our lunch break! Probably hyper from all the sweets we consumed 😉
I must admit I initially felt completely out of my depth and honestly thought I would fail at it as my painting skills were totally nonexistent up until yesterday.The most I have ever done is on a leopard print cake :)!
Considering I was a complete beginner at cake painting, I was totally surprised by my achievement. A very special thank you to Suzi and Natasha, who was our course tutor from Nevie Pie Cakes. She took her time to demystify all things cake painting
The course covered a number of skills to include:
- cake painting basics
- required materials and how to look after them
- how to prepare your cake ready for painting (the cakes were already covered for us so you would need to be able to cover a cake in fondant already should you want to attend this course
- how to correct any mistakes (which was surprisingly easy!)
- how to achieve image depth and movement to your flowers
We were taught how to paint dog roses, daisies, berries, stems, buds and leaves on both a large dummy cake as well as miniature version of the design on cupcake toppers. Natasha shared loads of tips which are transferrable onto other projects.
Here is my attempt at hand painting
Large cake and the cupcake topper
I would highly recommend the course. It changed the way I look at cake painting -not as daunting as I thought initially. It was worth the time and effort it took to attend.
Have you been on a cake painting course? Is there any course on your wish list or one you recommend?
Hello and welcome to my new blog! I am a mum of 2 boys, wife and have been running my cake making business Wokingham Cakes for exactly 2 years today! I recently opened my online shop, Olive Cake Craft and busy has become my middle name.
I love baking, learning and inspiring others to follow their passion for all things cake!
I’m really looking forward to sharing, things I have learnt during my short but packed full of action journey. If you have any questions do not hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get new posts sent directly by signing up for updates
Thanks for reading my very first post!