Gemma (ar_gemlad) wrote,

Odyssey cakes

These are the recipes of the cakes I baked for the Odyssey weekend:

Chocolate cake:
Made with semolina instead of almonds. No longer gluten-free, but I had semolina to hand.

Spiced orange cake:
Based on
I use 100g sugar in the cake instead of 175g.
Leave out the vanilla.
Add zest of 2 large oranges.
Add about 1tsp each of turmeric, mixed spice, cinnamon. Add about 1/2 tsp each of nutmeg and ginger.
For the syrup, I used probably about 100g sugar, the juice of 2 large oranges and 10-20 cloves. Use a metal seive or tea-strainer.
In the past after pouring the syrup, I've sprinkled large sugar granules on the top (coffee sugar), but this time I forgot.

Lemon drizzle cake:
6oz self-raising flour
6oz sugar
6oz margarine
3 eggs
zest of 2 lemons

juice of 2 lemons
4oz sugar

Use electric mixer to mix all ingredients together, or cream the sugar and marg together, mix in the eggs then the flour and the zest.
Put in a 2lb loaf tin and bake at 170degC for about 1 hour 15 mins or until done.
Make the syrup by heating the sugar and juice in a pan until the sugar dissolves. Boil for about 15 seconds then pour onto the cake. Leave in the tin until cool.

All these cakes can be frozen. Wrap in cling-film and/or baking paper, then wrap in a carrier bag and stick in the freezer. Defrost in the wrappings and the cakes don't get soggy as the condensation is on the bag instead of the cake.
Tags: cakes, recipes

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