Cadbury Caramilk Mud Cake

Cadbury Caramilk Mud Cake

The return of Caramilk has taken NZ by storm this last week! As soon as I got my hands on a block, I knew I wanted to try it in cake form. So what better use for a few blocks of Caramilk than a Caramilk mud cake and Caramilk ganache?  I used exactly 3 blocks which did the cake, ganache and chocolate garnish. This recipe is based off the ever popular Caramel Mud Cake recipe which is also excellent. The finished cake is 20cm round and approx approx 5cm tall and…

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Best Ever Vanilla Cake

Best Ever Vanilla Cake

I know it’s a big call to call this the “best ever”, but I’ve found my two base cake recipes and I’m not changing for anyone. This is the little sister to the Best Ever Chocolate Cake – a cake I’ve been told by quite a few people really lives up to its name.  This vanilla cake doesn’t disappoint either – a combination of butter and oil brings the best of both worlds, and a good quality vanilla takes it from good to spectacular!  If you can, aim for an…

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The Best Ever Chocolate Cake for Cake Decorating

The Best Ever Chocolate Cake for Cake Decorating

I’ve been teasing you with this recipe for a while on <Facebook>, and it’s finally here. This is my own recipe I came up with after never finding a chocolate cake I really loved, either eating or working with.  I’ve always disliked using baking soda in recipes, and while I like the moistness of chocolate cakes made with oil, I prefer the flavour of them with butter.  After years I still hadn’t found “The One”, until now. Let me tell you a bit about this: It makes a good sized…

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Three Layer Neapolitan Cake

Three Layer Neapolitan Cake

I’ve made one of these a couple of years ago and didn’t blog about it, but this time I wanted to make an ‘easy’ version. This one involves one cake mix which is then flavoured, so you’re not baking three different cake batters for one cake.  It also uses strawberry flavouring that you’ll either have at home, or will only cost you a couple of dollars for a pack. There are a lot of instructions I’m afraid.  The recipe isn’t really compilcated, but when you’re doing three different cake flavours,…

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Crunchie Bar (Hokey Pokey) Layer Cake

Crunchie Bar (Hokey Pokey) Layer Cake

  This is a cake I made for my dads birthday.  I love making cakes that are a bit different than the usual flavours, and decorating them so you know exactly what you’re getting!  This chocolate cake is probably my favourite of all I have tried, and bonus: one bowl!           The Ultimate Chocolate Cake – from Annabel Langbein 3 cups self-raising flour (or 3 cups flour and 3 tsp baking powder) 2 cups sugar 1½ tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking…

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Caramel Mud Cake with Salted Caramel

Caramel Mud Cake with Salted Caramel

This cake is DELICIOUS!  You only need a small sliver thanks to the sticky caramel on top. The cake itself is dense and fudgy, but still melt in your mouth.  If you make just one thing on this blog, let it be this! If you want a tall cake, make two and sandwich them together, or double the recipe and bake it in three batches.  It’s better to bake it in smaller layers so you don’t dry it out too much on the outside before the inside is cooked.  I…

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Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake

A quick, traditional cake that always goes down well!  This recipe can be doubled (or tripled) and baked in a round or square pan.               Madeira Cake 225g butter 3/4 cup sugar Grated zest and juice of one lemon 3 eggs 1 3/4 cups flour 1 1/4 tsp baking powder Lemon Glaze 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 2 Tbsp lemon juice Preheat oven to 180C and grease an 8″ loaf pan. Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add lemon zest. Add…

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Pineapple Lumps Cake

Pineapple Lumps Cake

It looks like there are lots of steps to this cake, but I promise it’s not too bad!  Bake a cake, make some buttercream and some ganache!  Pineapple Lumps are a NZ favourite so this would go down well with however eats it! Pineapple Lumps Cake 200g Dark Chocolate, chopped 200g butter 1 Cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 3 Tbsp cocoa 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line the base of 2 x 20cm…

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