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Easy lemon yogurt cake

23 Mar

lemon yogurt cake The Hungry Mum

Baking with lemon creates such a lovely fresh smell throughout your kitchen that you’ll wonder why you ever bake anything else. This super simple cake is just delish for morning tea, and is perfect with a liberal dusting of icing sugar. The recipe is from my stand-by AWW Quick Mix Cakes book, and all I did was reduce the amount of sugar from the suggested one cup.

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Gather:

125g butter at room temp, diced

2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

2 eggs

¾ cup caster sugar

1 ½ cups self-raising flour

¾ cup plain yogurt

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Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line a 14cmx21cm loaf tin with baking paper.

Put all ingredients into bowl of electric mixer and beat until light and changed in colour.

Scrape into pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before cooling completely on wire rack.

Serve as is, or make up a simple icing by mixing 2/3 cup sifted icing sugar with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and enough water to make a pouring consistency. Sprinkle over extra lemon zest.

lemon yogurt cake - The Hungry Mum

Dark chocolate loaf cake

27 Sep

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I was sent a copy of ‘After Toast – Recipes for Aspiring Cooks’ by Kate Gibbs to review in my day job as a journalist at The Leader newspaper. I brought it home to test some recipes and the first one to get the Hungry Mum treatment was her recipe called All About The Chocolate Loaf. I adore chocolate cakes that actually use chocolate, rather than cocoa, and this delivers that intense choc hit I was after. Ms Gibbs said the cake improves over a day or two but I served mine that evening. She suggests sesame & almond praline as an accompaniment but I lathered mine with dark chocolate ganache and walnut pieces.

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GATHER:

1 1/3 cups plain flour

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

130g dark choc melted

200 g butter, diced, at room temperature

1 ¼ cups brown sugar

2 large eggs

splash vanilla

1 cup boiling water

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 190C and grease and line a 23cmx 13cm loaf pan.

Sift flour with bicarb, set aside.

Cream butter and sugar in bowl of electric mixer until pale, then add eggs one at a time, then vanilla.

Fold in melted chocolate. Add one heaped spoon of flour at a time and boiling water alternately, stirring after each addition [I didn’t end up using all the water]. Batter will be runny. Make sure there are no lumps.

Pour into pan and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 170C and cook for another 15 minutes.

Remove and allow to cool for about two hours before turning on a wire rack. When cold dress with choc ganache or icing sugar.

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A very chocolate cake: choc chip chocolate loaf

13 Jun

Choc chip chocolate  loaf cake with chocolate glaze

My love of choc chips in baked goods is well known so when I came across recipe for a chocolate cake with choc chips I was sold. I found the recipe on the allrecipes.co.uk site but the original didn’t specify how much milk so I had to guesstimate. I think I guessed correctly! This isn’t a fancy cake but I bet it will be gratefully received by your guests. Continue reading