Cakes

There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labour went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur cook may bake a cake.

Banana Cake with Creamy Maple Glaze

A great way to use up those over-ripened bananas is in this moist banana cake. Add a glaze of maple syrup and cream to create a treat that is hard to resist.

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Bibikkan – Sri Lankan Coconut Cake

The queen of Christmas coconut treats is undoubtedly bibikkan, a rich, dark moist cake made of shredded coconut, jaggery and semolina that drives the sweet tooth wild. Bibikkan takes pride of place alongside other loved seasonal preparations such as Dutch Breudher and Poffertjes.

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Bienmesabe de Coco – Venezuelan Coconut Cream Cake

This recipe is for bienmesabe as it’s made in Venezuela. Sponge cake or fingers are layered with coconut cream and topped with meringue for a decadently rich and sweet treat.

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Bolo de Maracuj√° – Brazilian Passionfruit Cake

This simple sponge cake is not only laced with passionfruit, it is then drizzled in a rich passionfruit syrup for a double dose of tangy sweetness.

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Buttercream Frosting

This is a simple and easy recipe for a basic buttercream frosting.

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Butternut Roll

Don’t limit your thinking to using a butternut squash as a vegetable – Add a few simple ingredients and you have a lovely cake or dessert recipe.

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fluffy cream cheese frosting sprinkled with chopped walnuts make the ultimate topping for this moist and classically flavoured carrot cake.

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Chai Banana Bread

The delicious spices of Chai tea work really well together and are a good contrast with the sweetness of the banana in this melt-in-your-mouth loaf of Chai Banana Bread

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Chocolate Cinnamon Marble Cake

This simple yet reliable chocolate marble cake has a lovely warm and aromatic cinnamon flavour that is hard to resist.

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Chocolate Lamingtons

A lamington is an Australian cake, made from squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate (or sometimes raspberry) sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut.

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Citrus Glazed Pumpkin and Ginger Loaf

Whether you are making a gingerbread loaf or muffins, this recipe reaches new heights with the inclusion of pumpkin puree and is topped off with an orange drizzle.

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Cream Cheese and Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin is the star attraction in this remake of the Swiss Roll with a deliciously sweet cream cheese filling.

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Ginger Carrot Cake

A lovely moist carrot cake with the tang of fresh ginger and the crunch of walnut pieces. Topped with an extra creamy frosting.

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Gugelhupf

The Gugelhupf is the Southern German version of the bundt cake and the Italian Panettone. Traditionally, it is a cake, made with a yeast dough, and baked in a special, bundt-style cake pan.

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Jaffa Cakes

Jaffa Cakes are a snack introduced by McVitie and Price in 1927 and named after Jaffa oranges. The most common form of Jaffa Cakes are circular and have three layers: a sponge base, a layer of orange flavoured jelly and a coating of chocolate. Jaffa Cakes are also available as bars. Jaffa Cakes are consumed primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Japanese Matcha Roll – Green Tea Swiss Roll

Matcha roll is a popular Japanese cake. It is a refreshing sponge cake rolled with cream and red bean filling.

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Kue Lapis Surabaya

Lapis Surabaya is a 3 layered cake – Three batter mixes are prepared, two with naturally produced yellow colour, the other mixed with cocoa powder to produce a dark brown colour.

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Lemon and Raspberry Cake with Pistachios

An elegant lemon cake dotted with fresh raspberries and crunchy pistachios that is impossible to put down.

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Lemon Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake, or angel cake, is a type of sponge cake made with stiffly beaten egg whites with no butter added. It gained its unique reputation along with its name due to its light and fluffy texture, said to resemble the food of the angels.

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Mango Layer Cake

When visiting Thailand, you may be lucky enough to be served a slice of exotic cake, like this mango cake. This cake is fresh, fluffy, moist and delicious, plus it’s not difficult at all to make. If you can get a hold of fresh, ripe mangoes, that is best, but canned mango would make a good substitute. This is a great cake for spring or summer, when mangoes come into season.

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