I made this cake today from a recipe in the Edmonds cookbook. It was… interesting.
Cream 125g of butter, 125g sugar, and 1 dessertspoon of Golden syrup. In a separate bowl mix 1/3 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of cornflour to make a smooth paste, add 3 beaten eggs. Add these wet ingredients alternatively with 225g of flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Separate mixture into halves and to one half add 1 teaspoon mixed spice. Spoon alternative spoonfuls of each mixture into a greased tin and bake for about 1 hour at 180°C.
I was so angry – after starting to cream the golden syrup, sugar and butter I realised we had no eggs, so had to run out and grab some. Nuts.
Smelling the cake when it came out I was really worried – the spices made it smell like carrot cake without the carrot, or even like a spicey fruit cake.
I couldn’t find any greaseproof cooking paper, so I just sprayed the whole tin with cooking spray instead… which didn’t turn out so well. In the end I allowed my brother to “Bruce Lee it” o.o
Although the cake was meant to be a surprise for bf when he got home from work, because of the eggs I was really late so I actually iced it after he was home. I think it was still a surprise though ^^
Yup, it’s pretty hearty!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
Final verdict: with the sweet icing it tastes like Belgium Biscuits! It’s really crumbly and the spicey smell kinda puts me off. At least it looks cute. And the family seems to like it ^-^