5 Different Swift & Simple cakes recipes

  Matcha Green Tea Cake

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Indulge in the enchanting flavors of matcha green tea with this delightful cake recipe. Discover the perfect balance of earthy and sweet notes in every bite, as you embark on a culinary adventure like no other.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder 
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Method:

Now let me tell you how to prepare this delicious dish: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and generously grease a cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and matcha green tea powder until well combined.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is well incorporated before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined after each addition.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula or back of a spoon.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool completely before frosting or serving.

Elevate your taste buds with this unique Matcha green tea cake recipe that adds an exciting twist to traditional flavors. Whether enjoyed on its own or adorned with a luscious white chocolate ganache or delicate edible flowers, this cake is sure to captivate your senses. Give it a try and let the vibrant and delicate flavors of matcha transport you to a world of culinary bliss! 🌸🍰 If you need further inspiration or assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy baking!

Jaffa Cakes cake recipe


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For those who enjoy chocolate and orange flavors together, this Jaffa Cakes cake is the best baked goodie. 

For an afternoon tea, our chocolate orange cake is a delicious option, but our Jaffa cakes cake is a bit more playful. Although we topped it with chocolate ganache and marmalade, you could also top it with some tiny Jaffa cakes because of the loaf form, which makes it simple to slice. 

Ingredients:

  • 175g of caster sugar and 175g of self-raising flour
  • 175g of butter that has been softened
  • three eggs
  • one orange's zest, finely grated
  • One-third teaspoon baking powder.
To decorate:
  • 50 milliliters of double cream
  • 100g of finely chopped dark chocolate, 25g of finely chopped milk chocolate, and 185g of whole sliced orange marmalade (Bonn Maman)

Method:

  1. Turn the oven up to 180°C (160°C for the fan, Gas 4). Grease a loaf tin and place a strip of baking paper inside. This will facilitate removing the cake more easily.
  2. Combine the sugar, butter, flour, eggs, orange zest, and baking powder in a sizable basin. Using an electric whisk, beat until well combined and smooth.
  3. Transfer into the lined baking tray and bake for forty minutes at the middle of the oven. When the cake rises, turns golden, and pulls away from the sides, it is done. Let cool fully.
  4. To make the ganache, place the dark chocolate chunks in a small basin and heat the cream until it almost boils. Toss to blend well.
  5. After the cake cools, cover the top with the marmalade, saving some orange slices for garnish.
  6. Cover with the ganache and allow it to slightly solidify. Melt the milk chocolate and put it in a piping bag in the meanwhile. As an alternative, you could just use a fork or spoon to sprinkle the chocolate over. Serve with the orange slices that were set aside on top.
Top tip for making  Jaffa Cakes cake
Both adults and kids will enjoy this elegant yet simple bake. The cake keeps well for two or three days at room temperature when kept in an airtight container. If you choose, you can freeze the loaf cake without the ganache and marmalade topping. Continue reading if you've ever wanted to know the origin of Jaffa Cakes or if you need assistance making a split ganache. 

Are Jaffa Cakes from England?

Indeed, one of the most popular sweets in the UK is McVitie's Jaffa Cakes. Since their debut in 1927 by McVitie's & Price, they have become a mainstay snack for both children and adults. 

Are Jaffa Cakes cake or biscuit?

Since Jaffa Cakes are considered cakes in the UK, they are free from VAT. The sponge in our recipe is significantly lighter and fluffier than the cake base of store-bought Jaffa Cakes, so it is definitely a cake. The original Jaffa Cake manufacturer is McVitie's, but many stores now carry their own brand, and you may get them in a variety of flavors, sizes, and forms. 

How do you fix a split ganache?

It's crucial to chop the chocolate into tiny bits and heat the cream to just before boiling if you want to have the best chance of creating an extremely smooth ganache. Move swiftly, then slowly stir the chocolate after adding the heated cream. The mixture may break if you agitate it too much. It can be fixed by adding a little extra cream or by putting it back together with boiling water. 


Party cakes recipe


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These incredibly adorable and sweet cakes are perfect for gatherings. Just adorn them according to the situation.

Ingredients:

For the cakes:
  • 125 grams (4½ oz) Butter without salt, 125g (4½ oz) caster sugar
  • Two big eggs
  • 125 grams (4½ oz) regular flour
  • One teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the icing:
  • 400g (14 oz) of icing sugar, sifted, and measured lemon juice
  • For decoration, a few drops of edible food coloring were added to 55g (2oz) of dark chocolate, 55g (2oz) of white chocolate, and melted edible ladybirds, flowers, and leaves.

Method:

  1. Beat sugar and butter together until smooth. Add eggs and stir slowly. Mix the flour and baking powder together, then stir in the vanilla extract to the cake mix. Pour into an 18cm (7in) square cake tin that has been lined and oiled. Bake in an oven that has been warmed to 190ºC (375ºF, gas mark 5) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cake is firm to the touch. Allow to cool for ten minutes. Transfer onto a woven rack. Cut cake into sixteen squares and place back on wire rack.
  2. To make glacé icing, gradually combine in 4 tablespoons warm water with the icing sugar. Pour in enough lemon juice to make an icing thick enough to coat the spoon's back. Divide the ingredients and color the cakes according to your desired color scheme. Drizzle each cake with glacé frosting from top to bottom. Give it time to settle.
  3. Pour melted chocolate into a small greaseproof paper piping bag and use the bag to pipe zigzags over the top and sides of each cake. Put in some edible embellishments.

TOP TIP FOR MAKING PARTY CAKES
Pile these little cakes on top of one another for a wedding cake with a difference.

Millionaire's cake recipe


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We're constantly looking for new ways to tweak our go-to chocolate cake recipe, so when we posted a question on our Facebook page asking what people would like to see us make, we were thrilled with the response. The cake of a millionaire! Why hadn't we considered it earlier? This vanilla sponge is a traditional dark chocolate and caramel combo, elevated above its usual shortbread basis. Delectable.

Ingredients:

  • 150g butter and 150g sugar
  • three eggs
  • 150 grammes self-raising
  • Half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • A few vanilla essence droplets
For the filling and the topping:
  • 200g ready-made caramel 
  • dark chocolate bar

Method:

  1. Adjust the oven temperature to 180°C (350°F) or gas mark 4. Two 20cm/8" round cake tins should be lined or greased.
  2. Combine and thoroughly mix all of the cake's ingredients. Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared pans, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the mixture is golden brown and springy to the touch.
  3. After taking them out of the oven, place the cakes on a wire rack to cool down.
  4. Using brief microwave bursts and stirring in between, melt the dark chocolate. Let it cool.
  5. Following cooling, sandwich the cakes together with a thick layer of premade caramel, then cover the top layer of the cake with melted chocolate. When the chocolate hardens, place in the refrigerator.

TOP TIP FOR MAKING MILLIONAIRE'S CAKE
    You might use homemade salted caramel to make this cake.


    Rudolph cake recipe


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    This easy Rudolph cake recipe is sure to please both adults and children when Christmas rolls around.

    Make the base using a traditional Christmas cake recipe, or skip the work entirely and use a boxed mix for this cake. Although it's easy enough for novices to make, you can add a Christmas tree or some festive stars to make this Rudolph cake more intricate. Dust your rolling pin and work surface lightly with icing sugar to prevent the sugarpaste from sticking to the counter. To create Rudolph's well-known red nose, you may use half of a glittering glace cherry in instead of Smarties. 

    Ingredients:

    • 3 TBS apricot jam, 675 G store-bought marzipan, and 675 G store-bought fondant or sugarpaste
    • 100g of teddy-bear brown sugar paste
    • One red Smartie and one chocolate-brown edible ink pen
    • Two tiny chocolate candies wrapped with brown candy
    • Reindeer biscuit cutters

    Method:

    1. Prepare the Christmas cake of your choice. When it's time to decorate, spread apricot jam over the cake and then gently roll out the marzipan and sugarpaste to cover. For professional advice on covering a cake, consult our article on covering a cake with marzipan.
    2. Roll out the brown sugar paste on a surface that has been lightly coated with icing sugar after kneading it to make it softer. One large and two smaller reindeer forms should be cut out. In order to make drawing details easier, let them dry if you have the time. If not, use the edible ink pen, but be careful not to press too hard as this may cause the sugarpaste to indent.
    3. To make a sticky adhesive, combine a small amount of brown sugar paste with water. Use a tiny bit to adhere a brown candy to the nose of each smaller reindeer and a red Smartie to the nose of the larger reindeer, representing Rudolph. Arrange the reindeer on the cake using some of the adhesive. Encircle the cake with a ribbon.

    Top tips for making a Rudolph cake

    A simple trick to help you achieve a fantastic shape that truly looks like a reindeer is to print off a photo of one and sandwich it between two sheets of baking parchment paper. After tracing the design's outline onto the paper, cut it out. Now you can cut out your fondant reindeer forms using this as a stencil. Or use a cookie cutter to cut out reindeer.

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