Any excuse is a good excuse for baking cakes. What more complete way to enjoy an afternoon than with a generous looking homemade cake shared with family or friends. There’s something about cake that everyone loves, and if you can perfect the ultimate cake you’re sure to be loved for it.
If you’ve attempted cake making in the past and been put off by a dismal failure, take heart. Baking is a science and not an art. Don’t be tempted to guess quantities or muddle through. Accurate measurements are key to successful baking from the size of tin, oven temperature to correctly weighed ingredients. Once you have mastered the basics the rest is just practice.
We have selected some classic and simple homemade cake recipes including carrot, lemon, apricot and chocolate to keep you cake fans happy summer. Most of them use the all in one method leaving just one bowl to lick clean.
For a minimum effort and maximum results take a look at the mouth-watering recipes below and you'll soon be reaching for your apron and weighing scales.
These light, flaky and melt-in-your-mouth pain aux raisins are a delight of French patisserie and are great for a breakfast treat, or any time. Make your own pain aux raisins with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.