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Striped Swiss roll

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, September 9, 2021, In : big cakes 

This is a little fiddly to make, but looks great! Takes your stock standard Swiss roll to a new level. You can get even fancier by dividing your batter into more colours. If your mixture gets too runny you can chill one colour of stripes in the fridge before you add the next one.

3 eggs

1/3 c caster sugar (I use organic golden)

1/3 c flour + 1/2 Tbsp hot water

1/4 c flour + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder + 1/2 Tbsp hot water + 1 Tbsp milk

2 piping bags or plastic bags

1 1/2 c whipped cream mixed with 1/2 c ja...

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Vegan chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream

Posted by Frances Chan on Sunday, May 30, 2021, In : big cakes 

Our birthday girl requested the usual for her cake again - chocolate with vanilla buttercream. So I made it gluten-free and vegan so all the kids in the 12-strong party could get stuck in! I increased the recipe by 50% to make a higher cake.

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 c plant-based milk (I used rice)
1 c coconut sugar
3/4 c organic golden sugar
2 c flour of choice
3/4 c cocoa powder
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 c + 2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp instant co...
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Sticky chocolate-topped sponge

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, In : big cakes 

This is a decadent way to elevate your average vanilla sponge. It's from How to Hygge by Signe Johansen (Bluebird, 2016). She was inspired by the Scandinavian classics of dream cake topped with coconut caramel and toscakake (cake topped with almond caramel). The dark chocolate topping is a dramatic, and tasty, contrast to the light sponge.

3 eggs

175g golden caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g butter, melted

100ml buttermilk (or normal milk mixed with 1 tsp lemon juice)

200g spelt flour

1 tsp ba...

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Vanilla marble cake

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, May 31, 2019, In : big cakes 

Last year was rainbow, this year the 7 year old wanted a marble birthday cake. She prefers plain vanilla, so vanilla it is, just zhuje it up with colour and edible glitter decoration.

Makes 3-layer cake
4 c flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
300g butter, softened
1 3/4 c sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
red, blue and yellow food colouring

4 c icing sugar
300g butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
4-6 tbsp hot water

Preheat oven to 170C. Line 3 20cm round sponge tins with baking paper.
In a...
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Marble cupcakes

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, May 12, 2019, In : small cakes 

Just chuck everything in the food processor! It was quick to whip these up for a play date. This recipe is from Bake Me Home (HarperCollins, 2015) by Alice Arndell.

Makes 12
150g softened butter
2/3 c sugar
1 1/2 flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tbsp milk, or more
1 tbsp vanilla extract
food colouring

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cases.
Put all the ingredients except food colouring in a food processor and mix until light and fluffy.
Transfer batter evenly into 3...
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Vegan vanilla cupcakes with chocolate ganache

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, In : small cakes 

Mini cupcakes are ideal to make for a small gathering of people - you can have one or two and not feel like a glutton! I'm taking these to Boomerang Bags Dominion Rd tonight for our regular sewing bee - making free resuable cloth bags for shoppers.

Makes 40 mini cupcakes or 12 large cupcakes

3/4 c non-dairy milk
2 tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1 3/4 c flour (I used spelt)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c melted coconut oil
1/3 c non-dairy yoghurt (or milk)
3/4 c unrefined sugar...

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Vegan vanilla ice cream

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, In : desserts 

V is for vegan vanilla ice cream with vegan chocolate sauce. No. 22 of 26 alphabetical bakes! OK, not technically a 'bake' but a recipe well worth trying.

Ice cream:
2 cans coconut cream or milk
1/2 c brown rice syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla paste with seeds or seeds from 1 vanilla pod
pinch salt

Chocolate sauce:
1/2 c water 
1/2 c cacao or cocoa powder
2 tbsp cacao butter
pinch sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the ice cream, put all ingredients in a blender and whiz. Churn in an ice cream...

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Easy vanilla cake

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, May 25, 2017, In : big cakes 

When it comes to birthday cakes, kids usually prefer simple flavours but lots of icing - and then just eat the icing. Our daughter requested a vanilla PJ Masks cake for her 5th birthday, so this is my first foray into fondant icing. It was easier than I thought. I just drew and cut out a template of Owlette's mask onto paper, then rolled out the store-bought red fondant, placed the template on top and cut it out. The black parts are cut from a licorice log. The white eyes are made from a mixt...
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Frances makes rainbow cupcakes

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, October 14, 2012, In : small cakes 

I saw rainbow cupcakes in a recent Herald food section and was inspired to try it out. For some reason I forgot to follow the actual rainbow colour sequence (ROYGBIV) but they look pretty cool anyway, I thought. The oil in the recipe helps keep the cakes moist as I took them to a morning tea the following day.
I made double this recipe, which made 12 small cupcakes and 8 bigger ones.

I'm entering this into Nov's Sweet NZ, hosted by The Kitchen Maid

1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2...

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Spruced-up vanilla cake by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, December 11, 2011, In : big cakes 

I’m actually quite enjoying Nigella’s Xmas shows on the box at the mo. She’s decadent, with rich recipes and no excuses. In my opinion, Xmas time is more a celebration of getting to the end of another year, and to treat ourselves with eating whatever we desire. Her recipes aren’t complicated and she uses pre-bought items if it helps make preparation easier. One of her simple ones was mixing up fruit cake with port and melted chocolate, roll into balls and refrigerate...

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EST. 2010

Frances C loves to bake. She's also a freelance editor and DJ. She shares some of her adventures, culinary or otherwise, on Instagram.


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