A: For this week’s Foodie Friday (check out last week’s here, especially if you like burgers!), I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite cake recipes. We held a Macmillan Coffee Morning where I work last week so I got my bake on and got some photos for you too, because everyone loves cake!
I baked a selection of three cakes; a Lemon Drizzle, Mars Bar Cakes and Rocky Road Cupcakes.
I won’t take you through everything for this because I actually wrote about it on the blog a few month’s ago – click here to see it!
Mars Bar Cake
What you need:
- 3 x large Mars Bars
- 300 grams Rice Krispies
- 300 grams of butter
- 1 large tablespoon of golden syrup
- 2 x 200 gram bars of milk chocolate
- a greased baking dish – about 30cm x 25cm
(by the way, this can be expensive to make – especially if you double the batch, so I always get my ingredients from Aldi. Their ‘Titan’ bars are the same as Mars Bars and their milk chocolate is really good too – and it’s always so much cheaper!)
Firstly, you need to melt the butter, golden syrup and mars bars in a saucepan. The nougat in the mars bars doesn’t melt completely and just goes gloopy – this is when you remove the pan off the heat and add the Rice Krispies, a little at a time. Once the mixture is combined, spoon it into the greased baking dish and pat it down firmly with the back of a spoon. Leave to cool, and pop in the fridge once it’s lost most of it’s heat.
Next, melt the chocolate in a bain-marie. Once it’s all melted, pour over the Rice Krispie base and leave to cool.
When it’s cool, cut it into squares and eat it! It’s really moreish, so try not to eat it all…this is why I normally have to double the batch, so there’s some left for other people!
Rocky Road Cupcakes
What you need:
- 3/4 cups plain flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 80 grams butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
Start by preheating the oven to 160°c and adding your cake cases to a 12 hole mini muffin tray.
Sift all of your dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and make a small well in the middle of the bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients – the vanilla essence, the butter, the eggs and the milk.
Mix these together, either by hand or with an electric mixer until just combined. Then add the mixture to the cake cases. I always add two tablespoons to each case.
Place the tray into oven for 10 – 15 minutes (or until they start smelling really good). Once they are cooked through, let them cool before adding the topping.
I haven’t included ingredients for the topping because you can literally use whatever you want. I personally don’t like nuts or raisins, so when I make a rocky road I use cherries, marshmallows and crushed digestives, which is exactly what I used for this.
I melted 1 200 gram bar of milk chocolate in a bain-marie and the chopped the cherries and broke the biscuits up. I then took the chocolate off the heat and added the cherries, biscuits and marshmallows to it and spooned (heaped – we like a lot rocky road in my house), onto the top of the cooled cakes. Set them aside to cool (if you can) and then enjoy!
We hope you liked these three super simple recipes. They are so easy and quick to do, but everyone always loves them. Please let us know if you have a go ant any – we would love to see your pictures! Have you got any more super yummy recipes for us to try? #twolittleowls