Friday, August 29, 2008

Cake .. MUST eat Cake....



And this is the cake I am continually making (at least once a week) It changes weekly too, but I'll put the usual recipe up .. and the first person to make this cake and show me a photo will win a RAK. Its gonna be a GOOD RAK too, Im thinking a 6x6 album... so get to it!
I got clever tonight and instead of fighting with my flatmate over it, I made double the mix and made 6 large muffins, 6 small muffins AND a cake.... so no fighting over who gets 3/4 and who gets 1/4 of a cake :D everyone is happy now. ooooh yeah, except Derek, he is a fussy bugger and refuses to eat raisins so umm well TOO bad he doesnt get any cake. I keep telling him I'll make him a banana cake.. but then I notice I have all the ingredients for a Lumberjack cake so the banana cake is still unmade. oops, I'm a MEAN girlfriend.
Lumberjack Cake (Danice styles)
1 tin of pear halves (drained)
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon Bicarb Soda
1 Cup boiling water
125gr butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cups plain flour

Topping

60 gram butter
½ cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
½ cup milk
2/3 cup shredded coconut

Method:
*Grease 20cm cake tin, line with baking paper
*Preheat oven to 180 C
*Combine pears, raisins soda and water in small bowl, cover and put aside
*Beat butter, vanilla essence and sugar in a big bowl with electric mixer until light and creamy, add egg and mix until combined.
*Transfer the pear and raisin mixture, (don’t drain but don’t use all of the liquid) into the sugar mix, alternate with flour.
*Pour into prepared pan
*Bake in over for about 50 mins

Make topping:
*Combine butter, milk, brown sugar and coconut in microwave dish, heat on high for about 1 minute or until butter is melted.

*When cake is brown on top (approx 40 mins) pour topping evenly over cake and cook for another 10-20 mins

Enjoy with cream while still warm, or let it cool for a nice morning tea cake
(lies really, I eat it all the time, breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Oh and I'll be at Spotlight Manukau tomorrow doing some Make n Takes for the kids, Fathers Day cards, so come say hello if you're around!

3 comments:

TracyP said...

I'm so gonna make this!!! YUMBO!

Kelly said...

that looks ummmmm DEVINE - taking the recipe now

scrappysue said...

i made it!!! but i can't find your email addy anywhere!