Smackeral of Cake !

Evening Bloggers,

I’ve gotten here eventually with my cakey blog update lol. I’ve gathered up my cake pictures for the last while and I’m ready now to blog about them all… Perhaps I should post a warning on this lol !

I don’t have any recipes updated on this one here but if you want the recipes just let me know in the comments box and I’ll root them out.

First cake up is a 4 tier Lemon and Choc Cake. This James wanted for his birthday. The lemon was added into the sponge with some lemon rind and then some lemon curd and cream on the inside. Decorated with melted choc and white and milk chocolate drops and chocolate strands on the side. Made for a refreshing light cake!

4 Tier Lemon and Chocolate Cake

I also made some for his birthday some Cupcake Cones. I loved these and cooked the direct in the cones and they tasted delicious!

Cupcake Cones

Cupcake Cones

Over the summer I was lucky enough to get sent some fresh hen’s eggs and I love to make Fresh Cream and Jam Sponges with these. Sometimes its the simple cakes that are the best and they are classics for a reason. This is just a simple sponge with fresh cream and homemade raspberry jam filling.

Fresh Cream and Jam Sponge

My Aunt asked me towards the end of the summer to make her husband a cake and a barrel cake I made some time ago caught her eye and she wanted me to recreate it. This is again a plain jam and cream sponge in two sizes stacked and decorated with kit kat bars around the edge to give you the barrel’s and the barrels filled with Minstrel sweets on top and plain chocolate M & M’s on the bottom.

Barrel Cake

While rummaging one day on my cook book shelf I spotted a cake book that I’d not used for sometime. Now most of the above cakes would be already in my head, I make them so often lol. But I decided to give this book a go and first off I tried out the recipe for this Cappuccino Cake. Well I can say this was one of the most delicious cakes I’ve made in quite sometime ! Its a chocolate maderia cake with a cream cappuccino filling and decorated with the same cream cappuccino on top.

Cappuccino Cake

Lastly and by no means least I made this delicious Carrot Cake out of the same cookbook, I omitted the walnuts as although everyone in the house loves the carrot cake they don’t like the walnuts. This cake is so moist and delicious a firm family favourite I think now!

Carrot Cake

I did mean to take pictures of the slices but lets face it I’ve only so much self control and once sliced and in front of me with a cup of tea it was devoured without me thinking of a picture lol.

I am currently making Christmas Cakes and have 2 done with another 1 to go, then I shall be moving onto some Christmas Puddings and some mince pies. I’m also going to experiment with my ginger recipe as I want some ginger cookies and gingerbread men so they shall follow soon.

Again if you want the recipes for any do just say and I’ll post them with my next cakey blog post.

Happy Baking,

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10 Responses to Smackeral of Cake !

  1. Vickie says:

    ooOoo! Ruth, can you guess which is my favorite? The barrel cake! Kit Kats are my all time favorite candy bar. mmm!Think of you daily! I am praying for you and the babe.♥

  2. Faith says:

    Yum! I'm a real cake girl and love baking. Your cakes all look lovely, I really like the sound of the cappuccino cake, I love coffee cakes but don't tend to make them as my hubby is not a fan, which would mean me polishing off the majority of it!I loved your recipe for coconut topped mince pies, we made and ate them last Christmas. I'm going to tackle my Christmas cake next week…yum!

  3. Linda says:

    Oh my Ruth. They all look so yummy. I want them all. lolLinda

  4. Kepanie says:

    Oh wow! Can I come over and help you devour those?

  5. Nicola says:

    Ruth they look beautiful, you should enter the Great British Bake Off.I love the presentation on the barrel cake.

  6. You are so talented it is just amazing! I bet you're good at everything you do!Those cakes look scrumptious and you do such a beautiful job of decorating them!I'm sorry I haven't been over on Ravelry….I'm just getting back inside after working on some outside projects before Winter takes over.I would love one of your sponge and jam cake recipes someday when you have time….no rush. My Mother's side of the family was Irish but my Grandparents were all gone before I was born and my Mother was a career woman. I was always asking about my Irish relatives and "roots" but she never had much to say. I have always loved my Irish heritage (long before it was popular here in the U.S LOL!) So, to have some true Irish recipes would mean a lot to me. I have relatives there in Donegal, I think…I'm still researching but will probably never have the money to get over there at this point in my life but I've decided I can arm chair travel with videos and now I have an Irish friend! You!If you'll have me….love your blog and your knitting. I'm sad to say I "frogged my one lonely sock but I've started over again already! Ha! Ha! I'm saving lots of money on yarn because I just keep using the same yarn over and over but someday I WILL learn to be a decent knitter…if I live long enough! LOL! Take care sweetie!

  7. yummy. good thing you cant get fat from looking. the all look so good.

  8. Carin says:

    Ohh my …. you baked such wonderful cakes, love them all and I bet they taste YUMMY !!

  9. SoCal Debbie says:

    Those cakes are all amazing, Ruth! I only bake with a box kit by adding egg and oil, then using pre-made frosting. LOL!

  10. Sarah says:

    My word you are one good cook xxx

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