While cake decorating is all about appearances, people will often comment on the taste of the cake too… there’s no point in serving up a cake that is inedible!
During my early learning phase of cake decorating, I made it my mission to focus on learning a couple of key things;
Creating a tall cake that screams “PROFESSIONAL!”
Making a delicious cake from scratch
Learning how to make the Australian favourite – a rich moist Chocolate Mud Cake!
Making your own cake gives you the flexibility to make custom shapes, mix up the flavours of your tiers and best of all; you can say you made it by yourself.
It’s truly a satisfying feeling!
I spend months trying new recipes – and the simpler, the better in my opinion.
So notice that my selection are only a few ingredients – no complicated steps or fancy ingredients. Easy!
Learn more about my best recipes.
Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe
This is the BEST chocolate mud cake ever! Every time I make this cake it turns out perfect and every person that tries it comes back for more! Although my favorite cake is the caramel mud, this is my husband’s favorite out of all the other cake recipes. Ingredients 350 grams dark chocolate pieces 225 grams butter 600 mL water 3 Eggs 400 grams castor sugar 400 grams self raising flour Instructions Preheat oven to 170C/325F. *Please note: This mixture is quite runny, use a solid cake tin not a spring form tin. *Tip: Line tin with baking paper, this will makecontinue reading…Continue Reading...
Banana Caramel Mud Cake Recipe
Here is my Banana Caramel Mud Cake Recipe Mmmm… another delicious experiment! I took a delicious combination of banana cake and added the sweetness of smooth caramel… heaven! This one has won the heart of my brother so much, he chose it for his wedding cake. 250g butter or margerine250g white chocolate150ml hot water1 cup brown sugar1+3/4 cup plain flour1 cup self-raising flour2 eggs3-4 mashed bananas Preheat oven to 150 degC. Melt chocolate and butter together. Add the water and the sugar and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Mash the banana, eggs and vanilla together incontinue reading…Continue Reading...
White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies Recipe
After discovering a little secret ingredient called ‘essence’ *said romantically!* I concocted these babies – yum! The sweet combo of white chocolate, mixed with the fruitiness of raspberry in a delicious “blondie”. Raspberry Essence is the trick here, which is cheating to some but so simple to store in the cupboard and add to icings, fondant, chocolates and even cake recipes. It’s become a favourite flavour choice for our family – to add some difference to a simple chocolate mud cake. I often complement it with raspberry icing. Here’s my recipe. Ingredients 1+1/4 cup plain flour 2 Tbs self-raising flourcontinue reading…Continue Reading...
White Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe
Out of all the mud cake recipes, this would have to be my second favourite flavour. Another slight variation of the classic dark chocolate mud cake, this truly is very easy to master. Ingredients 350 grams white chocolate pieces 225 grams butter 600 mL water 3 Eggs 400 grams castor sugar 400 grams self-raising flour Instructions Preheat oven to 170C/325F. *Please note: This mixture is quite runny, use a solid cake tin, not a spring form tin. *Tip: Line tin with baking paper, this will make the cake easier to remove from the tin, no sticking to the sides. Incontinue reading…Continue Reading...
Vanilla Butter Cake Recipe
This is one of the easiest vanilla butter cake recipes I’ve ever made, and for those interested I found it in Super Food Ideas Australia magazine. It is SO fluffy and sweet. Honestly, it sounds really boring to me but one’s it’s baked – it’s one of the most moreish and delish things in this world!! Butter Cake Recipe 125g butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ cup caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½ cups self-raising flour, sifted ½ cup milk Using an electric mixer, beat butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 atcontinue reading…Continue Reading...
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