Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cakes For Friends

It just feel wonderful when friends loves your bakes, doesn't it?? ^-^ It is a light & easy fruit cake and simple to make as well!! Just whisk all the batter ingredient together, no complicated steps like creaming method or egg separation method :p Another wonderful recipe I found in Good Food Magazine again!!! simply love this food magazine :D

I've divided the batter into two 6" cake pan instead of baking in a large 8" pan as I wanted to give it to two friends. After baking I find the cakes looks so cute 'cos of the size :P decided to make a small one for myself also hahaha....They can't get enough of these tasty cakes, commented "next time can make a bigger one ?" :D :D

Sugar-crunch Fruitcake

Ingredient (Two 6" round cake or One 8" round cake)
  • 100gm unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 50gm sugar
  • 50gm self-raising flour
  • 50gm ground almonds
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 240gm apple, pear & cranberries compote (recipe as per below)
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  1. Using a electric whisk, beat butter, eggs, sugar, flour, ground almonds & lemon zest until smooth & fluffy.
  2. Scoop batter into prepared pan and dollop over the compote. (to do press down the fruits). Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg cel for 20mins (6"), 30mins (8").
  3. Remove pan from oven and scatter over demerara sugar and continue to bake for another 8mins (6") or 12mins (8") until golden brown.

My boy eaten 2 slices for snack, as usual he gives thumbs up :D :D

Apple, Pear & Cranberries Compote

  • 4 Gala apples, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 firm pears, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 120gm dried cranberries
  • 100ml water
  1. Put apples & pears in a pan with the sugar & water. Bring to boil and lower heat and gently cook, covered, for 15mins or until the fruits are tender. Stir in between to prevent sticking to the bottom.
  2. Stir in cranberries, add tbsp of water if mixture is too dry, adjust taste accordingly by adding more sugar.
  3. Cool completely and chilled. Served with vanilla ice-cream or plain yoghurt.
Recipe adapted from Good Food Magazine Feb 2012

served with some plain yoghurt


ann low said...

Beautiful and very addictive cake!

lena said...

i also have quite a number of goodfood mags, enjoy looking at their photos :)

Unknown said...

look so yummy! Where do I get demerara sugar? Or can I use brown sugar?

Peng said...

Ann...tks ^-^ too!

Lil to use demerara sugar cos is coarser & give the crunch texture, most large supermarket should have :D

Unknown said...

Thanks :)

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