Tried and Tested Cakes and Bakes

For a while there was a distinct lack of baking around here, considering I started blogging (many moons ago) just baking and subsequently ran a bakery this was as surprising for me as it may have been for you, luckily I’ve come back with some STONKING tried and tested cakes and bakes from my Pinterest pins. If you are new to my Tried and Tested posts, check out the back catalogue, or head to Pinterest to see my full ‘To Make’ list.

The Pin: Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Brownies by Gluten Free Canteen

My Version:

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What I Changed:

I changed alot, using medium eggs, 25g cocoa and a metric 22cm squared tin. I liked them, but I’m still not sure about the peanut butter component of the recipe, the texture wasn’t quite right for me. Maybe I need to stick to the recipe more next time.

The Pin: Mocha Hazelnut Marble Cake by Joy The Baker.

My Version:


What I Changed:

Absolutely nothing about the cake, except to make it metric. I didn’t have the ingredients for the topping so I made a simple chocolate, butter and milk glaze from Annie Bell’s Baking Bible. I love Joy The Baker, her recipes are fail safe, her writing style is friendly and intuitive. Joy makes me want to visit New Orleans every time I read her blog. I own her book but somehow only ever end up baking from her blog, this hugely successful cake has made me get the book out… more soon!

 

The Pin: Poppyseed Bundt Cake with Blueberry Glaze from Joy The Baker.

My Version:

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What I Changed:

I’ve delivered on my promise above! More of Joy’s recipes! I used fresh blueberries on the top and as you can see, I should have probably added some more icing sugar as it was a little too viscous, there is a fine line between perfect sumptuous drips and a cake in a puddle. #cakeinapuddle? I swapped canola oil for vegetable oil, but otherwise I followed her to the letter! You can probably count all of Joy’s recipes as tried and tested cakes. I have full faith in her.

 

The Pin: Homemade Aussie Bites by The Stay at Home Chef

My Version:

Tried and Tested Cakes and Bakes

What I Changed:

Not very much, I used rice krispies rather than cooked quinoa, because I couldn’t be bothered. If you’ve ever had Aussie bites from Costco and been addicted, you’ll be pleased to know how easy to make they are. I will make this recipe again this weekend, It was that good. I’ve been having them before and after working out and they are nice and light on the tum but full of energy.

I already have lots more bakes planned, so more cakey pictures coming soon!

Did you get baking over Easter?

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