Quake cakes

The Cake Club took a brief time out to make cakes and biscuits for the hungry and hard working of Christchurch, but a few leftovers nonetheless made their way into the tea room on a Tuesday morning.

Robyn’s rhubarb and ginger muffins were some of the tastiest misshapes this cake club has ever seen, while the odd biscuit by Pen got snapped up pretty quickly.

Rhubarb and walnut muffins

1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Whisk altogether and then add:

1 1/2 cups finely chopped raw rhubarb (about 5 stalks, but peel off any outer skins that come loose).

Sift the following together in separate bowl and then add to the mix:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Spoon into 12-18 well-greased (or paper-lined) muffin pans, or make mini muffins or Jumbo muffins for pudding with ice cream and custard.

Bake at 160° for 20-30 minutes.

Published in: on April 25, 2011 at 18:09  Leave a Comment  

Cake-Off Challenge: Brandy Muffins

The fifth and final cake to be tasted and tested in Round 3 of the 2010 Christmas Cake-Off Challenge was Richard’s Brandy Muffins. “I took a Christmas cake recipe and cooked it in a muffin tray,” he explained. “But I multiplied the brandy content by about four, and then poured a bit more on top. Oh, and I soaked the fruit in brandy for about two weeks beforehand too.”

Guest Judge, Lord Forrester of Governor’s Bay, had this to say about the creation:

The wafer of the fruit cake world. Almost a florentine like texture. The most Christmas tasting of our offerings this festive season.

Other comments from the assembled tasters included “Definitely tastes of Christmas (but not turkey curry),” and, “Gnomphphnomomnomph.”

Vote for Richard’s Brandy Muffins in the 2010 Cake-Off Round 3 Poll.

Published in: on December 21, 2010 at 20:45  Leave a Comment