Surprise your loved ones with these 4 easy cake recipesApril 13, 2017
Essential to any celebration and utterly delicious, cakes can brighten up our lives all year round. There is nothing like a homemade cake to show that you care, or to provide delicious comfort to your loved ones. These four easy cake recipes will provide you with the perfect way to entertaining guests, commemorate special occasions, or simply treat yourself.
A cheesecake is actually very easy cake to make. Create the base by pounding biscuits with melted butter or dairy free spread, patting it down into the bottom of a cake tin and letting it cool. Alternatively, a delicious base can be made with finely chopped dates and cashews, mixed with a pinch of salt and some melted butter or spread. The ‘cheese’ component can be crafted from cream cheese mixed with melted butter and a little melted white chocolate. Mix things up by adding citrus juice, fresh raspberries and vanilla – or vegan-ize by using tofu, soaked cashews blended to cream and coconut cream for the cheese. Spread on the base and cool.
Indulgent chocolate cake
This chocolate-y cake is made from a classic base: two eggs (or equivalent) and 6oz each of self raising flour, sugar and butter. Mix well and sift in a couple of ounces of cocoa powder before adding a little dairy or nut milk to stop the cake being too dry. Additions such as chocolate chips, sea salt, chocolate frosting and a chocolate cream for the centre are always delicious options. Top with whipped cream or coconut cream and drizzle with hot chocolate sauce.
The can’t-resist carrot cake.
Use the same flour, sugar, egg and butter base as you did for the chocolate cake however this time stir in two grated carrots and chopped walnuts. The, add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg and bake. The main event of carrot cake is the frosting: create it by beating together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar with a little lemon juice to create a soft but not runny consistency. Spread on the cooled cake and decorate with additional walnuts.
Zesty lemon cake
Start with the same base as you did for the chocolate and carrot cakes. This time, add grated lemon zest and the juice from one lemon. Once the cake has cooled, top with lemon frosting. Poppyseed is a good accompaniment to lemon in this cake, but so are ingredients such as white chocolate and raspberry. If you are feeling adventurous, inject a little lemon curd into the centre of lemon cakes or cupcakes to give your loved ones a sweet surprise.
Delectable homemade cake for any occasion
When carefully decorated, these easy cake ideas turn into sweet creations. Top with decorations such as chocolate curls, pistachio nuts, fresh berries, roughly grated citrus zest, crystallized sea salt and edible flowers to complete them. Don’t feel like baking tonight? Order or pick-up via foodora!