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Chocolate whiskey cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

3 Jan

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Happy 2017! If you have come to my site looking for a healthy way to start off the new year I am afraid you are out of luck. My first recipe for the new year is full of fat, sugar and alcohol, or as I like to think of it, the holy trinity of baking. Continue reading

Rum and raisin Christmas spirit cake

18 Dec

christmas-spirit-rum-raisin-cake

I am not a fan of fruit cake. There, I said it. I know it is a tradition, especially at Christmas time, but I find fruit cake heavy and cloying and overbearing. I once made a Christmas cake from scratch, spending the GDP of a small nation on pricey dried and glace fruit. It went pretty much untouched on Christmas Day, and after storing in the pantry for a month or so I ended up throwing it out.

Never again. Continue reading

4 ingredient sweetened condensed milk cake

5 Sep

 

sweetened condensed milk cake

Please tell me I am not the only person addicted to sweetened condensed milk? I love how rich and unctuous it is, and I adore seeing it poured out of a tin – it is so satisfyingly oozy! Continue reading

Lemon poppyseed cake recipe

18 Aug

lemon poppyseed loaf cake

After a yet another raid on my mother-in-law’s lemon trees I knew a citrus cake would be in order. These lemons she grows are unlike anything I’ve ever bought: juice, plump and plenty of gorgeous flesh just begging to be grated into a sweet treat.

We have planted several citrus trees but they didn’t get the memo that they are actually meant to produce fruit. Instead they are barren, spindly looking things that need to have a long, hard look at themselves

This lemon poppyseed cake is always a hit, wherever it goes. I’ve made it many, many times and even non-cake eaters always want a slice.

I was inspired by the recipe in my beloved but now MIA cookbook Australian Women’s Weekly’s Quick Mix Cakes. Without this book I am bereft. I vaguely recall lending it to someone but I can’t recall who. If it was you, please boomerang it back J

I dust my cake with icing sugar but feel free to top with cream cheese icing – get the recipe here: https://thehungrymum.com/2015/05/14/donna-hay-carrot-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting/ – or your favourite citrus-scented frosting.

 GATHER:

185g diced butter at room temperature

Grated rind of one large or two smaller lemons

3 eggs

2 cups self-raising flour

¾ cup of milk

20g poppy seeds

¾ cup caster sugar

 lemon poppyseed cake - The Hungry Mum

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C. Line a large loaf pan with non-stick baking paper.

Place all ingredients, except the seeds, into the bowl of an electric mixer and blend on low speed until all combined. Increase speed until mixture is smooth. Stir in seeds with a spoon.

Scrape into pan and gently smooth the surface with a palette knife.

Bake for 45 minutes/until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Cool in tin for 10 minutes, then remove from tin and cool cake completely on wire rack.

Dust with icing sugar before serving.

lemon poppyseed cake

Blueberry bircher muesli

10 Aug

blueberry bircher muesli

The Hungry Dad loves bircher muesli for breakfast but doesn’t love paying the $18 or so that fancy Sydney cafes charge for it. For years we’ve been making it at home and it is so cheap to make that I am shocked at how much it goes for at cafes. Continue reading

Spiced rum baked custards

17 May

 

IMG_8991Despite winter being about six weeks away here in Australia it is still warm and sunny every day. And if you’re reading this from a town shivering in the cold due to blizzard/rain/wind/sleet you are probably completely envious. But I am so over the heat! Most days, such as today, are hot and I am still desperately waiting for autumn to make an appearance. Continue reading

Passionfruit bundt cake – simple, six ingredients, from scratch

28 Mar

Passionfruit bundt cake. The Hungry Mum

I love baking bundts! There is something very satisfying about removing a bundt cake from its tin and being greeted with the sight of a regal-looking cake. Continue reading