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Archive for the month “February, 2014”

Black Cherry Yoghurt Cake

I got this recipe when I tuned into the popular SABC 3 Expresso Breakfast Show this morning.  It is so easy and versatile, you can use any flavoured yoghurt you wish and the easiest part is you measure all your ingredients using the 175ml yoghurt cup that your yoghurt came in.  I was so excited when I tried it myself after watching the show that I couldn’t resist sharing it with you on my blog.  You have to try it because it’s delicious, the ingredients are on hand and there’s minimal washing up.  YAY!!!  You can log on HERE to view the original recipe from the show.
Black Cherry Yoghurt Cake
You will need:
175ml yoghurt (any flavour – I used Black Cherry)
1 cup (the yoghurt cup) of oil
dash of vanilla essence
2 yoghurt cups of castor sugar
3 eggs
3 yoghurt cups of flour (I used cake flour – If you use self raising flour leave out the baking powder)
2 tsp. baking powder
Black Cherry Yoghurt Cake
Method:
Mix all ingredients together until batter is smooth. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Transfer mixture into a greased ringed baking dish or whatever cake tin you have and bake for 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean.
You can top with the same flavoured yoghurt once cooled as I did or you can make a yoghurt frosting by mixing 3 yoghurt cups of icing sugar with half a cup of flavoured yoghurt and just drizzle over the top (see original recipe). Enjoy with a lovely cup of tea.

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Bake Golden Smiles with Golden Cloud Competition

South Africa’s leading flour distributor, Golden Cloud, is running a three month competition from 1 March 2014 to the 1 June 2014. The Bake Golden Smiles with Golden Cloud competition is dedicated to all South African Moms and avid bakers that bake for pure enjoyment and to make other people happy.
The Bake Golden Smiles with Golden Cloud competition (http://www.goldencloud.co.za) is on a three month search for the best baking recipes. People are allowed to enter as many times with different recipes. Ten winners will be chosen and announced on the basis of their submitted recipe. Three winners of the ten will be announced on the 1 April then on the 1 May, and the last four winners will be announced on the 1 June.
How to enter the Golden Cloud Competition
There are three stages when entering the Bake Golden Smiles with Golden Cloud competition. The first stage and most important step is when entrants submit their recipes and contact information. After this step, people will be officially entered into the competition; however they will be given the chance to increase their chances of winning with Golden Cloud. The second stage allows entrants to double their entry’s chances by uploading a picture of their recipe or family with a Golden Cloud product in the background. The third stage is another chance to increase their chances by simply sharing the competition with friends.
The ten winners will receive a Kenwood Kmix Kitchen Stand Mixer valued at R4695 and a double spread feature in leading magazines.
Throughout the competition, those who have entered the competition will be randomly drawn for daily and weekly spot prize giveaways. One person per week stands a chance of winning a Kenwood Kmix Kitchen Stand Mixer valued at R4695, while seven people per week stand to win baking hampers.
There is so much to be won and all those baking enthusiasts in South Africa have to do is what they always do best; bake and share their recipes! Join the Golden Cloud Flour Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GoldenCloudFlourSA for information on how to enter and go to our competition website http://www.goldencloudsmiles.co.za for the Terms and Conditions and to find the entry form.
For further inquiries regarding the competition contact: team@goldencloud.co.za

Fruit Squares

My friend Barbara bakes the most beautiful, tasty goodies and when I ask, she never hesitates to share her wonderful recipes with me. This is one of those treats that I just can’t resist no matter what and its one of the most popular pleasures that I keep filling my cake tins with. They are so easy to make and if you feel its too much, you can always halve the recipe.
Fruit Squares
You will need:
2 cups coconut
2 cups fruit cake mix
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
250g melted butter
2 eggs beaten
Fruit Squares
Method:
Combine all the dry ingredients. Mix in the melted butter and THEN the eggs.
Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 – 40 minutes or until golden
Cut when cool ……. and voila! You have delicious tea time treats
Fruit Squares

Cheese and Marmite Sponge Cake

When I saw this cake for the first time my reaction was pretty much the same as yours is probably now. I couldn’t for the life of me imagine it tasting remotely delicious. Seeing as I’m quite a free spirit, I love to try new flavours and flavour combinations so this was right up my alley and without hesitation took my first bite. It kind of reminded me of when my daughter was young and asked me to taste her toast one morning. It looked like mud but hey, the things we do for our kids. Her concoction was fabulous. She combined peanut butter and Bovril on her toast and this cake reminded me of that. It has a sweet, salty, savoury flavour and I just love it. By the way, my one bite when I first tried it turned out to be 3 pieces of cake later; No kidding! I tasted this cake first at one of our Bible Study meetings so thanks Julie for the inspiration!
Cheese and Marmite Sponge Cake
For the Sponge Cake you will need:
1.5 cups of cake flour
1 cup of castor sugar
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of Bicarb of soda
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup milk
1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
25 – 30ml marmite
Method
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarb in a bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix well with an electric hand beater ensuring no lumps. Transfer into a square baking tin (23 x 23cm) and bake in a preheated oven of 165 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Once the cake is baked and cooled completely, spead with a thin layer of marmite or Bovril and sprinkle finely grated cheese ontop.
Cheese and Marmite Sponge Cake

Cheese and Marmite Sponge Cake

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