Monday, 24 August 2015

Blueberry and Soured Cream Cake

This is my first PB (post baby) cake.

I'm convinced the baby took an avid interest in the process; she looked down from my shoulder as I attempted to crack the eggs with one hand*. She happily dozed to the sound of the vibrating kMix and obligingly and conveniently fed while we were waiting for the cake to bake in the oven.

She may be only five weeks old but this overly ambitious Mummy has already signed her daughter up to the 2035 series of Great British Bake Off. The series in which powdered food replaces Bread Lions and Mel and Sue are replaced by robots**.

* So the cake may have had an added crunch from the not-insignificant amount of eggshell that ended up in the mixture.

** Probably.

For my first PB cake I turned to an old favourite; this blueberry and soured cream cake from BBC Good Food. I last made it well over three years ago but my husband enjoyed it so much, he has requested it on a weekly basis ever since (Me: 'I think I'll make a cake this weekend... maybe an Olive Oil, Ricotta and Raspberry Cake?'. My husband: 'Oh. How about the AMAZING-WONDERFUL-DELICIOUS-BEST-EVER Blueberry and Soured Cream Cake instead?').

Baker's Notes...

  • The full recipe can be found on the BBC Good Food website
  • Its such a simple, easy cake and I reckon you can replace the blueberries with raspberries or other such summer fruit
  • If you're not keen on the cheesecake style frosting, try a dollop of chantilly cream instead

Saturday, 1 August 2015

A bun in the oven

For the last nine months you may have noticed fewer posts and recipes on What Kate Baked. Its been an incredibly special time in our lives as on the 19th July 2015 our perfect little daughter was born.

It may be a few weeks before normal service resumes but I'm sure it won't be long before I'm teaching our little bundle of absolute happiness the joy baking brings!

Kate x