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FAO Val (Brightspark)
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.....or any other cake maker!

Rather than making a cake (or muffins etc) a couple of times a week, I like the idea of having a baking day and making several in one go, partly to utilise all the oven space/time it is on and partly to freeze some so I've always got some cake/s in the freezer.  I'm thinking tray bakes for a start, and I know you make a lot of these, Val.  Can you give me some ideas for tray bakes, especially ones that freeze well?

My sister and friend are coming to stay in a fortnight and I want to get ahead with baking for them, and also make some for them to take back home with them for other relatives (my mum for one).

Thanks a lot in anticipation smilebig_hug 

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Hi Sue,

If you don't mind waiting for a day or so, so that I can through what I've made, and what I think are successful.

Cheers!!

 

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No rush Val (I know you're up to your elbows in cake mix right now! big_laugh) big_hug

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I have a great chocolate brownie recipe at home Sue, and it really keeps well due to using oil rather than butter in it, so although not strictly a traybake, it might be worth a go, although, as I say it keeps well, it never needs to in our house.

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Great, thanks Janok

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Will try and remember to put it on tonight when I get home

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What about a carrot cake?  I've got a recipe which I cook in a roasting tin.  Again it uses oil and if you only put the cream cheese topping on just before serving it keeps well or could be frozen and then iced when required.   My OH thinned out the carrots yesterday so I shall be making carrot cake ready for my visitors arrival in Thursday.  I also have a very moist chocolate fudge cake recipe which again is baked in a roasting tin.  It keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Just let me know if you would like the recipes.

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Yes please Iris, the carrot cake one especially.  Thanks.

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I make a big tray bake with Victoria sponge recipe, vanilla and a chocolate one and freeze them plain. When needed I defrost, cover with butter icing and sprinkles, glacé cherries, grated chocolate, mini fudge pieces etc then cut into pieces, whatever you fancy . Always works well.

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Good idea Aly, thank you.

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Here you are Sue:

For the carrot cake

175 ml oil

150g caster sugar

3 eggs

1 x 5ml tsp vanilla essence

100g walnuts, broken into small pieces

250g carrots, grated

150g plain flour

1 x 5ml tsp each bicarb, baking powder, cinnamon and salt (I don't add salt)

 

For the frosting

85g full fat cream cheese

50g butter

100g icing sugar

12 walnut halves for decoration

 

Heat oven  180C.  Line roasting tin with greased greaseproof/baking paper (my tin's about 28 x 21 x 5 cm but use whatever you have and vary the cooking time to suit).

Put oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in bowl and beat until well combined.   Roughly chop walnuts, wash and peel carrots and grate coarsely.  Sieve raising agents into flour with cinnamon and salt if using. Stir in carrots and nuts to dry mix then mix in the liquid and stir till well combined.  Alternatively, if you have a food processor, whizz oil, sugar and eggs in this.  Change blades and grate carrot on top of liquid. Put back the processor blade and add flour, etc and pulse till mixed.  For either method, pour mixture into the tin and bake.  Simple!  Usually takes about 30-40 mins to cook depending on the size of your tin.  Can also be baked in an 8.5 inch round cake tin when it will take 1 hour 15 to 20 mins to cook.  I've not tried this method as we prefer a traybake style carrot cake.

For frosting, beat all ingredients together until smooth and use to top the cake.  Arrange walnut halves on top if required.

Tip: if using the food processor method you may like to add the walnut pieces after combining all the other ingredients so they do not end up chopped too finely.  Also don't try to substitute low fat cream cheese in the topping.  It won't work!!!  I'm sure the carrots and nuts will counteract the cholesterolbig_laugh

 

The chocolate cake is a similar throw everything together in the bowl, beat, tip into tin and cook.  It's very rich especially with it's choc buttercream topping.  Not one for weightwatchers but the recipe never fails.  If you want that one just say.

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Aly, what quantities would you use for a traybake Victoria sponge?  I normally use 6oz each butter, sugar and flour (I still think in old money for sponge quantities, always have done) and 3 eggs for the usual round Victoria sponge.

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Thanks Iris, that sounds good.  Oh, and I've never really understood why cake recipes often call for salt.....I don't usually add it and it seems to come out alright.....but then I wouldn't know the difference seeing as I don't put any in, would I? ponder

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I usually use 8/4 as we like deep slices. I also throw in a teaspoon of baking powder to keep it light as I cannot get stork and always use butter.

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Thanks Aly.

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