#9 - cake chatSaturday, November 09, 2013
Today I'm going to talk cake - because who doesn't like a good slice whether it be chocolate, lemon or carrot?
I really enjoy baking when I have the time and find it strangely therapeutic - but only when I have people to share the goods with. There's no point in baking a cake just for yourself.
Luckily I've had some good events to bake for over the last two weekends - a friends birthday, and my nieces birthday. So here's what I made...
Plum, Orange, Pistachio & Cardamom Cake (recipe courtesy of The Simple Things magazine)
- 150g light brown sugar
- 250ml sunflower oil
- 3 eggs
- 1Tbsp orange juice
- seeds from 12 cardamom pods, crushed
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger (I used fresh grated ginger)
- 300g self-rising flour
- 350g plums - diced (note the original recipe uses rhubarb, but I prefer plum)
- 80g pistachios, chopped
Hope you're all having a lovely, cake-filled weekend.