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What you need:

5 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup cake flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
MOCHA CREAM FILLING:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
MOCHA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon brewed coffee
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

What you do:

Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with grease proof paper; grease the paper. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat egg yolks on high until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to egg yolk mixture until blended.
Beat egg whites on medium until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Stir a fourth into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites until no streaks remain.
Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back (do not overbake). Cool for 5 minutes; invert onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Peel off parchment paper. Roll up in the towel, starting with a short side. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and coffee granules. Beat until stiff peaks form; chill. Unroll cooled cake; spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place on serving platter; chill.
In a large bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cake. Using a fork, make lines resembling tree bark.

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What you need:

Chocolate cake
115g slightly salted butter, softened
115g  Caster Sugar
1 tbsp Golden Syrup
2 medium Eggs
115g self- raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Frosting
75g full-fat cream cheese
2 tbsp Golden Syrup
125g  Icing Sugar
Cake pop sticks
Decoration
200g plain chocolate, melted
200g white chocolate, melted
Sprinkles of your choice

What you do:

For the cake pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F /gas 4.

Grease and base line a 20cm round cake tin.
Put all of the ingredients for the cake in to a large bowl and beat until smooth. Transfer to the cake tin and level, then bake for 20-25 minutes until springy to touch and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.

Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes then turn our and cool completely. Best left for a day before making the cake pops.

Mix the frosting ingredients together until smooth. Crumble the cake into fine crumbs into a bowl, add the frosting and mix together to make a moist textured mixture that sticks together. Cover with cling film and refrigerate until firm about 1 hour. (you can leave this mixture in the fridge for up to 3 days at this stage).

Take rounded tsps of mixture, and roll into a firm balls with your hands. Place on a sheet of greaseproof paper on a flat plate or tray. Makes about 20 balls. Put into the freezer for about half an hour to firm.

Have ready a polystyrene block or a florist block (oasis). Take a pop stick and dip into one of the cooled melted chocolates, about 2cm deep. Insert immediately into a cake ball, about halfway through. Now dip into the chocolate, making sure the cake ball is coated all over then gently tap the cake pop over the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place in the block and scatter sprinkles before the chocolate sets, which will be quite quick as the cake is cold from the freezer.

Repeat with the rest of the cake balls using both of the melted chocolates. The pops will keep for a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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What you need:

4oz / 100g margarine / butter
4oz / 100g castor sugar
2 eggs
4 oz / 100g self raising flour ( sieved)
2oz / 50g chopped walnuts
1tbsp coffee essence
whole walnuts for decoration.
Coffee butter icing:
3 oz / 75g margarine / butter
8oz / 200g icing sugar
3 tsp coffee essence
3 tsp milk

What you do:

Pre heat the oven to 180C / 375F gas mark 4

2 x 7 inch / 18cm sandwich tins ( greased)

In a bowl, beat together the margarine & castor sugar until creamy, then add the coffee essence.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, with the second egg add a little of the flour ( to stop it curdling).
Add the sieved flour along with the chopped walnuts & fold in with a large spoon.
Divide the mixture into the greased tins & bake for 20 to 30 mins.
Turn out onto a wire tray to cool.

Coffee Butter icing:

In a large bowl, add all the ingredients together and beat well until soft & creamy.
Using half of the butter icing, spread over one of the half’s of cake. Place the other half on the top, then using the remaining icing , spread evenly over the top with a knife.
Decorate with the whole walnuts.

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What you need:

7oz / 175g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2oz / 30g cocoa powder
2 eggs
4 tbsp / 60 ml milk
5 oz / 125g caster sugar
4 oz /100g margarine or butter
2 ripe banana’s
For the icing:
60g (2.5 oz) margarine or butter
1 x 15ml spoon (1tbsp) cocoa powder
250g (9oz) sieved icing sugar
3 x 15ml spoons (3tbsp) hot milk

1 packet of chocolate buttons to decorate.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

In a large bowl,sift together the flour, baking powder,& cocoa powder.
Place all the other ingredients in a blender in the order in the list. (The mixture will look curdled , but is fine).
Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients in the bowl, then combine it together with a wooden spoon.
Pour the mixture into a 7inch / 18cm round tin & bake in the oven for around 1 hour testing with a skewer to see if it’s done.

For the topping:
Melt margarine, blending in cocoa, then stir in icing sugar & milk . Beat until smooth and thick.
Then spread evenly over the top of the cake & decorate with chocolate buttons.

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What you need:

8 oz / 200g light soft brown sugar.
6 floz / 175ml vegetable oil
2 eggs
4 oz / 100g wholemeal flour
1 tsp / 5 ml ground cinnamon
1tsp / 5 ml bicarbonate of soda
5 oz / 125g coarsely grated carrots
2 oz / 50g chopped walnuts
Topping
2 tbsp / 30ml apricot jam
1 tbsp / 15 ml lemon juice
2 oz / 50 g chopped walnuts
2 oz / 25 g cream cheese

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4.
Line a 7 inch / 18cm round tin. Its best to use a fixed base tin as the mixture will almost a pouring consistency.

In a mixing bowl, pour the sugar then gradually whisk in the oil, then whisk in the eggs 1 at a time.
Mix together the flour, cinnamon & bicarbonate of soda, then stir into the egg mixture, then add the carrots & walnuts.
Mix altogether using a wooden spoon, then pour into the prepared cake tin.
Bake for 1 hour & 10 mins until the cake is risen & firm to touch.
Remove from the oven & leave to stand for 5 mins, then turn out onto a wired rack.
Peel off the paper & leave to cool.

To make the topping:


Boil the jam & lemon juice together in a small saucepan for 2 to3 mins.
Brush the mixture thickly over the top of the cooled cake.
Beat together the cream cheese with a little icing sugar (to taste), and spread over the top of the cake.
Then sprinkle on the rest of the crushed walnuts to decorate.

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What you need:

1 1/ 2 oz / 40 g butter
2 oz / 50g soft brown sugar
1 x 14oz tin of peach slices ( drained)

4oz / 100g butter or margarine
4oz /100g castor sugar
2 eggs
4oz / 100g self raising flour.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4.

Grease a 8 inch / 23 cm sandwich / cake tin.

in a saucepan melt the butter, then stir in the brown sugar. Pour into the greased tin.
Arrange the peach slices into the mixture ( butterscotch).
Cream together the butter & sugar until light & fluffy, then slowly beat in the eggs (1 at a time), adding a little flour each time.
Fold in the rest of the flour.
Pour the mixture on top of the peaches,spreading evenly.
Bake for around 30 mins.
Leave to cool for around 10mins before turning it out onto a plate.
Serve warm.

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What you do:

After receiving your Herman this is what you do.

Day 1 : Place your ‘Herman’ in a large mixing bowl & cover loosely with a tea towel.

Day 2 :  Stir well.

Day 3 :  Stir well.

Day 4 :  Add 1 cup of each of plain flour, sugar & milk. Stir well.

Day 5 :  Stir well.

Day 6 :  Stir well.

Day 7  :  Stir well .

Day 8 :   Stir well.

Day 9 :  Add the same amounts of ingredients as day 4 & stir well.
Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, keep 1 portion for yourself ,
and give the other 3 portions to friends ( along with a copy of these
instructions)

Day 10 :  Now you are ready to make the cake.
Stir well, then add the following:
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of plain flour
2/3 rds cup of cooking oil
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 cooking apples ( cut into chunks)
1 cup raisins
2 heaped tsp cinnamon
2 heaped tsp baking powder.

Mix everything together & put into a large greased baking tin ( or oven proof dish).
Sprinkle with a 1/4 cup of brown sugar & a 1/4 cup of melted butter.
Bake in the oven at 170 C / 180C for 45 minutes.

When cold cut into finger slices.

This cake is also lovely warmed with fresh cream or ice cream.

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What you need:
4 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp butter
¼ tsp vanilla essence or peppermint
1 tbsp choc chips (optional)
1 large mug

What to do:

Add dry ingredients to the mug, and mix well.

Crack an egg and add it to your mug. Make sure you  mix it well to avoid any pockets of flour in the corners. Pour in the milk and mix well. Add the vanilla essence.

Pop your mug into the microwave  for 3 minutes on maximum power . Wait until the cake stops rising, and sets in the mug.

Run a knife around the sides of the mug, and tip the still warm cake out of the mug and onto a saucer.

Serve with cream or custard.

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