Today i had a sudden urge to make a cake.
For those that don’t know me,
I can sew a cake,
Buy a cake,
and yes I’m always happy to be given a cake
but generally making them is usually a chore.
( I’ve given up on cooking a perfect cupcake)
But thanks to Mom, who gave me a recipe from her friend Helen, for a delicious cake, I decided to throw caution to the Wind ( yes i know a bit dramatical,lol) and today i wore the Cooking hat ………………
Adding the Ingredients:- Is always Fun….
Making a Mess:- something I am an expert at:-
And the finale :- My Cake
Just in time for someone getting home from school:-
I think i got a thumbs up…..
Now I know the photo doesn’t really do the cake justice, but if this was “smell- a- blog” you’d be impressed and if I could just give you a taste, but as I can’t share smell or taste, I thought Id share the recipe with you.
HOT MILK CAKE (From the Kitchen of Helen, Mom’s friend)
Never fails and makes large cake…mix exactly as given
2 cups plain flour (less 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons cornflour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups castor sugar
1/4 lb (125gr) butter
1 cup hot milk
Place butter in hot milk to melt (not boiled) Beat eggs all together till lemon coloured, add sugar all at once, beat well.
Add vanilla essence, then add flour, baking powder and cornflour (sifted together).
Add butter and milk all at once…blend on low speed.
Put into 2 x 9" (21cm) sandwich tins or one large tin….(I use 20cm (8") round pan with deep sides) for large cake
Bake at 350 deg (180 deg) medium heat…I wasn’t given the cooking time so it was guess work.
II think it was about 50-55 min large and about 30-35 mins sandwich tins but check it about 5-10 mins before as ovens vary
For Sandwich spread first slab with jam add whipped cream…put top on and either ice or put more cream on top.
For large cake…ice top
This is a thin mixture…so don’t think it has gone wrong.
And I think i shall since I’ve also managed today to get the binding ready to sew that final lap around Emma’s Baby quilt.
Baby is due today, but no phone call as yet………………….Tick tock, tick, Tock.