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Vanilla layered cake

Vanilla layered cake

This vanilla layer cake is one of our bakery staples that we are frequently asked for and if you make it in a food processor it takes no time at all. As with most vanilla cake recipes, the list of ingredients is fairly standard, but factor in good-quality ingredients, careful measuring and weighing and setting the correct oven temperatures, and the result is fantastic. We use this as the basis of many a birthday cake, not least because it can be iced and decorated to any effect. Vanilla layer cake is a fairly simple dessert to make, and it is certainly cake that will be popular in your family. What makes this vanilla layer cake our favourite is the fact you can use different fillings, different tastes and adjust the recipe to any season to use fresh products.

Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake is traditionally prepared as a layer cake topped with cream cheese or cooked roux icing. The cake can be a dark red, bright red or red-brown color. When foods were rationed during World War II, bakers used boiled beet juices to enhance the color of their cakes. Beets are found in some red velvet cake recipes, where they also serve to retain moisture. Traditionally, red velvet cake is iced with a French-style butter roux icing (also called ermine icing), which is very light and fluffy, but time-consuming to prepare. Cream cheese frosting and buttercream frosting are variations which have increased in popularity. The rich red colour of this recipe makes this cake very attractive and well-known around the world.

Chocolate syrup cake

Chocolate syrup cake

This chocolate syrup cake is very simple, sweet dish that will satisfy any chocolate lover. It is perfectly sweet and it looks simple but elegant and delicious. A rich, moist cake drenched with the wonderful flavour of golden syrup. No  baking, no fuss, it is a perfect cake for any cooking beginner. Also it is a great solution if you are not sure what dessert to make. Excellent for any occasion – birthday parties, afternoon tea with friends and family, Valentine day or Christmas. The simplicity may be the best thing with this cake, but the decoration can be added with chocolate shavings, chocolate cream or even some crushed nuts, such as almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts.

Chocolate pecan pie

Chocolate pecan pie

In this chocolate pecan pie recipe you can use chopped chocolate in place of standard chocolate chips, because in this case, the chips work a little better because they have less cocoa butter and make the pie easier to slice. But feel free to use either. You don’t need to pre-baked the pie dough before adding the filling — the way to sticky filling fuses to the crust during baking give a special touch. The generous dose of bourbon cuts the sweetness of the pie and if you choose omit it, expect the pie to be denser. You can swap out another liquor in place of it if you wish.

Chocolate torte with raspberries

Chocolate torte with raspberries

This chocolate torte with raspberries is a wonderful flourless chocolate tart that’s perfect with all the new season’s fruits and berries. It is classical Italian recipe and it is perfect choice for any occasion – birthdays, Valentine days, anniversaries, Christmas… – or just a nice Sunday dessert. It is relatively easy to make and quite fits any budget. Also it will make happy any chocolate lover.