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Caaaake

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Yesterday, we were invited to the post-wedding celebration barbecue of one of Jan’s colleagues (the couple actually got married almost a year ago). I was told I could bake a cake if I liked, so I decided to find something new, but fairly easy to make.

I chose this from BBC Good Food: Blueberry Soured Cream Cake with Cheesecake Frosting

The batter was fairly easy to make. Place most of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until combind. Add the eggs and ssour cream and stir more then stir in half the blueberries, saving the other half to decorate.

After baking, the cake looked like this:

Blueberry cakeIt sunk a little in the middle (should have baked it for longer!) but not too badly.

Here it is the next morning, after removal of the baking paper:

Blueberry cake 2It had sunk even more and also now had a ring around it where I turned it upside down on a plate to remove the paper. Ooops! Good job there was still icing and decoration to come…

Blueberry cake icedAaah, much better! Here’s a view from the top:

Iced cake top view

I also made brownies as a back up – I know my brownies recipe always works! I even experimented this time, mixing the plain chocolate with a little orange chocolate and adding the juice of one orange. The verdict: Delicious, but I could have added slightly more orange. Jan’s colleagues have begged me to send in brownies to work with him soon , so I’ll count that as a success!

The blueberry cake tasted good – not too sweet, and it was cooked through despite the sinking in the middle issue. It didn’t disappear as quickly as the brownies, but with two entire tables of cakes to choose from that’s not really surprising! And by the end of the party, it, too, had been demolished. Success all round! Now to decide what my next brownies experiment will be. The addition of some ginger, perhaps?…

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Author: bevchen

No longer twenty-something, but still unmarried and unchildrened, English girl currently living in Germany. I work at a translation company and am slightly obsessed with books and travel. I also cross stitch.

23 thoughts on “Caaaake

  1. your cake looks delicious!

  2. Cake!! I’ve come to the right place… ;-)

  3. There’s nothing a bowl of icing or cheese sauce can’t disguise :)

  4. my bf’s exact words, ” Is that a f*cking blueberry cake? That’s f*cking amazing O_O” Your cake looks fantastical!

  5. Oooh well done, your cake looks delicious!

  6. Looks fantastic! and, I have also recently discovered BBC Good Food! Soooo, well….. good!

  7. The cake looks delicious – sounds delicious too!

  8. mmmm….orange brownies….ginger brownies…what about cherry brownies (I was addicted to the sour cherry double choc cookies in Sainsburys, but now they’ve stopped doing them, I want a replacement – even if it is a virtual one!!)

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