Double Chocolate Traybake 🍫 

Hi guys, this week I’ve used a ready prepared cake mix which is definitely unusual for me however I wanted to do/try something different. It also saves so much time and effort especially if you don’t have a lot of free time. It’s really quick and easy anyone can do it regardless of your skills.
Makes: 12

Ingredients 
Cake mix
2 eggs
75ml cold water
Chocolate frosting
55g butter at room temperature
2 tsp milk

Method

1. Too the cake mix into a bowl and add the eggs and water, stirring until smooth. Pour into a small 6 inch baking tin and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes on gas mark 4.

2. Once baked take out and leave to completely cool down. Tip the frosting into a bowl adding the butter and milk stirring until creamy.

3. Layer the frosting over the cake and sprinkle with white chocolate stars 🌟 🌟

See really easy!! And it’s the perfect kids birthday cake 🎊 

There are many different varieties of the double chocolate traybake but here’s what I used.

Carrot Cake 

Hi guys 😀 so this carrot cake I made was for my Uncles birthday, I usually bake things for him when I have free time and I think everyone loves a classic carrot cake.

Makes a large oven tray. 

Ingredients 
450ml vegetable oil
400g plain flour
2 tap bicarbonate soda
100g caster sugar
350g soft brown sugar
5 eggs
½ tsp salt
2 tap cinnamon
500g grated carrots
100g chopped nuts
50g raisins

Method 

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a oven tray with parchment paper.

2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl except from the carrots, walnuts and 1 tbsp of flour, mix until smooth. Add the flour to the raisins (to keep them from sinking) then add both the raisins and carrot to the cake mixture.

3. Carefully spoon the mixture into a cake tin and bake for 1 hour and 15 mins.  Once baked remove from the oven and leave to cool down completely, this cake will taste so delicious 😋 it is really nice and moist and would go great with custard if you like it!! 

I using my new phone to take the pictures so hopefully they look better 😀

Chocolate Coffee Loaf

I haven’t made a cake for a while so here goes my recipe for a chocolate coffee loaf, it’s definitely something different because I don’t usually bake with coffee nor do I drink it. The flavour of coffee in this loaf is just right however if you like coffee you can add a little more.​

Ingredients
150g Caster sugar
150g Butter
3 eggs
150g Plain flour
1½ tsp baking soda
1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp hot water
1 tbsp instant coffee

Method
1. Line a load tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to gas mark 4, cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale.

2. Whisk in the eggs one at a time adding a tbsp of flour in between (this stops the mixture from splitting).

3. Then add the rest of the flour along with the baking powder and cocoa powder. Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water then add to the cake mixture.

4. Stir the mixture well then pour into the cake tin and bake for 35-45 minutes until cooked right through.

5. Lastly I just grated some dark chocolate on top and sprinkled on some icing sugar.

Honestly this cake tasted so good!!

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When I Tried to Make a Swiss Role #Fail

So I thought it would be really easy but I was surprised with my turnout. I’m not sure if it was not whisked enough or may be too much and the mixture was kind of stiff, then after I took it from the oven the cake wasn’t moist or soft enough to role at ease without it cracking along the sides. 

Baking is so much fun and it is all about trial and error so if it doesn’t turn out amazing the first time try again until you get it right or are at least proud of what you have made/done. This kind of applies to any situation in life basically never give up and keep trying. 

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I will definitely try to bake a swiss roll again but I think I’ll use a different recipe 🙂 Happy Baking!! 

I used the recipe from http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/swiss-roll/

Moist Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake always used to be my favourite dessert as a kid, I remember eating it at school with my school lunches. Yummy!! This cake is so moist and rich yet not too sweet and covered with chocolate buttons :)​

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Ingredients
125g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
150g butter
140g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs

Topping
100g icing sugar
50g butter
1 bag of chocolate buttons

Method

1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 and line a round cake tin with parchment paper.

2. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a large bowl.

3. Next add the butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Then in a cup whisk the 3 eggs with 2 tbsp of cold water and add to the bowl.

4. Beat well with a wooden spoon or with a hand held whisk until smooth.

5. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 35- 45 minutes.

6. In the meantime carefully combine the butter and icing sugar together until creamy and set aside. Once the cake is baked take out and leave to cool down completely.

7. Evenly spread a layer of buttercream over the cake and place the chocolate buttons on top starting from the middle.

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Finished! Now you can enjoy.