Last week was a very busy week in the ZoBird Kitchen. Besides making plenty of cakes for other people I made a delectable cake for me and Grant too, meaning I spent a majority of last week and the weekend in the kitchen baking my little heart out…madness I hear you cry…BLISS I hear me sigh! This cake was the last of the week and was made for my good friend Mr Rigby who has only been in our Create Dept since September but is already a well embedded member of the Create family…it’s also a huge bonus that he loves cake like me!
First we had …
then we had…
then Friday night was spent making this creation…
then I excitedly made this on Saturday 1st Feb…
and finally with the leftovers of the above cake before adding coffee I made…
Phew…what a week! Finally I made another Chocolate & Peanut Butter Frosted cake after Jen, Chris and my mate Nic had proclaimed how delicious it was and replied with ‘OMG’ about the frosting in particular. The recipe is adapted from a Sainsbury’s magazine and is brill because it has no butter and is ultra quick to make. The frosting is nabbed from the trusty Betty Crocker website, hence the American cup measurements. I literally wouldn’t change a thing about the recipe for the frosting so it is merely halved from the one on her site.
- 200g plain flour
- 4tbsp cocoa powder
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1tsp of baking powder
- 125g caster sugar
- 2 free range eggs
- 150ml sunflower oil
- 150ml semi-skimmed milk
- 4tbsp golden syrup
- 1/2 cup Butter or Willow
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (Sunpat)
- 2cups icing sugar
- 1/8cup milk
- 1/4tsp vanilla extract
- 50g dark chocolate to melt
- Prest your oven to 190degrees or 170degrees for fan assisted. Strangely this recipe doesn’t use a food mixer, I just used a hand mixer to make sure I didn’t over beat the mixture. Whatever is easiest for you is best
Now this cake is a real treat! It can serve 8 people very, VERY happily or be stretched a bit further. Not too sickly it is moist, squidgy and the peanut butter frosting is literally to die for!!!
It doesn’t take long to make and to be honest if you do anything this weekend MAKE THIS CAKE! You won’t regret it I promise you!
Happy Baking Baking Buddies
Love ZoBird xxx