pluggathome Member Posts: 171
edited 1. Jun 2010, 18:13 in Community Chit-chat archive
Have just sat here making a total mess eating my cream meringue and wondered what everyone's favourite cake is?

My all time favourite and would drive miles for it if I was desperate is a custard filled doughnut topped with chocolate. :D

What's yours?



  • annie_mial
    annie_mial Member Posts: 5,614
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Lemon and ginger cake, drizzled with lemon.

  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Lemon cheesecake....yum but you cant beat a good scone with jam and proper cream.... :):)
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Plug,

    For me saffron and proper cream :D Cris x
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,371
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Carrot cake and if I'm allowed a pie I allowed a pie ...well I shall have one anyway ....pecan pie with vanilla ice cream g010.gif

    Yum, Legs :D
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    OOOHHH :!: :!: :!: Gooey chocolate cake :!: Pure indulgence :!: Think I've died and gone to Heaven :!: :D:D
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    delboy wrote:
    Brussel Sprout cake.

    I always suspected that you might be Heston Blumenthal in disguise :!: :lol:
  • pluggathome
    pluggathome Member Posts: 171
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No way, sprouts and cake in the same sentence - that's a crime!
  • bertyboy
    bertyboy Member Posts: 1,860
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    any cake that does not contain those nasty squidgy turdy things ,yuk i make a mean choccy fudgy cake with salad cream , made a cake last year with beetroot NASTY :lol: dont bother with that one :shock:
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    delboy wrote:
    First tasted a few years ago at Good Food at the NEC. Sprouts are good in a stir fry and deep fried in a light batter also.

    The wonders of the internet :!: I found this recipe for Brussel Sprout cake, and it sounds quite good.

    How to make a sproutcake:

    Ingredients: two eggs, 125g caster sugar, 100ml vegetable oil, one teaspoon vanilla extract, 125g self raising flour, one teaspoon ground cinnamon, one teaspoon ground ginger, 125g grated carrots, 125g grated brussel sprouts, 35g chopped walnuts, 35g raisins or sultanas, 25g desiccated coconut.

    For the frosting: 125g cream cheese, 250g icing sugar, one-two teaspoons vanilla extract.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/350°F/Gas mark four.
    * Grease and line a 20cm round tin or a 900g loaf tin.
    * Beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well combined.
    * Add the flour, cinnamon and ginger and beat for a few more minutes.
    * Fold in the grated carrot, sprouts, walnuts, raisins and coconut.
    * Spoon into the prepared tin and cook for approximately 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out cleanly.
    * Leave to cool, in the tin, on a wire rack.
    * Now make the frosting: Beat the cream cheese until soft and then beat in the icing sugar.
    * Add vanilla extract to taste.
    * Spread the frosting over the top of the cake
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hmmm, sprout cake, that sounds as tho it's straight from Mrs Whatsername from the Vicar of Dibley! Having said that, the recipe sounds good, I will pass it on to my neighbour who is a demon cake maker.

    I prefer my sprouts raw, or chopped up in a salad.

    Cake wise - not walnut. I dislike walnuts with a passion, they dry my mouth. Any cake is good. DD
  • page35
    page35 Member Posts: 1,081
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Can belive i missed this thread

    i LOVE cake and Cris makes a very good one

    carrot cake with iceing
    chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream iceing :mrgreen:
    hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream
    banoffee pie, if Linda is having pie i will join her :D
    butterfly fairy cakes
    there are soooo many cakes :D:D
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    date and walnut love it and ginger and chocolate well any cake will do val
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I reckon that if you want to show someone you care, bake a cake for them ( maybe not a sprout cake )

    Every time I meet up with my daughter's father-in-law, he gives me a cake which he has made. He's 87 and not in good health, so it means a lot to me that he goes to that trouble on my behalf. He makes the best cakes I have ever tasted. Yum Yum :!: :D

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