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Monday, 1 October 2012

Baking Again

From the Afternoon Tea recipe book I made a cherry cake...
It had glace cherries and dried cherries in it.  The dried cherries has a bit of sourness which was very nice, but overall the cake could have done with a lot more cherries in it.
 
Today I made a coffee and walnut cake.  This is one of my favourite cakes, I just love the flavour of it...
I used the Delia Smith recipe but used instant coffee instead of the espresso, I have used the espresso but didn't think much of it.  Also, I made coffee butter cream icing from here instead of the icing Delia uses.  I like Delia's icing recipe but find the butter cream recipe quicker if I'm in a hurry.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann, you have just made my favourite cake Coffee and walnut, once considered the absolute height of sophistication!It is so hard to find it anywhere now so I think I will have to follow your lead and make my own!
Peggy

Theanne said...

these are beautiful cakes Ann and sound delicious! I did manage to bake a couple of pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving...probably the extent of my baking until next Thanksgiving :)