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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2011, 05:52:33 pm »
I don't often comment on here but just wanted to say I made this and it was fantastic. I only had raw (rapadura) sugar so I whizzed it for a few seconds longer. Also used melted butter and milk. Oh, and my D is GF so I used Doves Farm GF flour.

I was worried by how liquid the mix was but watched in awe as it rose and rose, turning golden brown. I sprinkled it with TMX icing sugar and watched as the whole thing was wolfed down in seconds!

Strongly recommended!

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2011, 11:19:43 am »
Lovely to hear from you AnneUK.
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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2011, 08:01:20 am »
So pleased you enjoyed it AnnUk,  I house sat for friends for three weeks,  I made a double batch added white chocolate and macadamia nuts to half and frozen berries and white chocolate to the other half and turn out yummie muffins for them to enjoy on their return.
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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2011, 08:41:19 am »
Made apple tea cake yesterday with butter and milk and it's all gone! Orange cake with butter and milk in oven now. The apple tea cake reminded me so much of the cake my mum used to make. Lovely quick recipe.

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2011, 10:16:33 pm »
I have found a recipe for a "train" cake for DS 4th birthday - and it calls for 2 lots of vanilla packet cake mix, baked in 4 loaf tins ........ would this recipe be good for making and decorating a kids cake?  I dont want to use packet cake, but I have found that if a cake is too light in texture it crumbles all over the place when I am trying to spread the icing on it to decorate it.  This recipe sounds just the thing though ......
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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2011, 11:56:41 am »
Hope it is not to late to reply KJH, but yes this would be fine, to be a little bit heavier just add an extra 1/4 cup flour if you want too.  But I have made it into lamingtons and you can't have them crumbly.  Good Luck

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2011, 09:39:08 pm »
Did you take any pictures KJH? I'm planning a train cake for ds's 2nd birthday!

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2011, 09:44:50 am »
Hi LeeJ, I havent made it yet - just planning early!  His birthday isnt until the first week of April.  I am planning to do the train cake from one of the Women's Weekly kids party cake cookbooks.  Will definitely post a photo when I have done it!
Karen in Adelaide

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2011, 10:23:04 am »
My J's birthday is on the 27th of March lol

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2011, 11:31:49 am »
It's true, it is really quick.  I was out of lunch box snacks and had virtually no ingredients in the cupboard so I made this cake in the time it would have taken to drive to the local shop (which isn't very far away!).  I blitzed a bit of lemon rind, with the sugar, then used the butter and milk option and poured on a mix of white sugar and lemon juice while the cake was still hot from the over.  Was worried about how liquid the mix was until I read an earlier post and it certainly worked out fine!  The only problem is my big boys ate half of it this evening (okay, I helped!) so I dont' know how much will be left for tomorrow . . .

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2011, 11:37:01 pm »
Are you still planning on doing a train cake for your sons birthday LeeJ?
Karen in Adelaide

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2011, 04:12:04 am »
Quote:120g Cream - If you don't have cream melt 60g butter in microwave and fill cup with milk.


Just checking if I want to use the butter/milk substitute do you only use 120g of this mixture or the whole cup?

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2011, 12:52:32 pm »
I have only every used this mixture in a cup - put the 60g butter in the cup microwave it to melt then fill the cup with milk.  The butter needs to melted before you add it.
Hope this helps:)

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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2011, 02:42:23 pm »
OMG this recipe is fantastic!!! I made them as plain cupcakes with choc frosting. My Girlfriend had one today (next day) said they were the best cupcakes she had ever had! And she is a connoisseur they were also a hit with the kids :) and DH.

Thanks Beringamababe  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Quicker then a Packet Cake
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2011, 06:05:01 am »
Can't believe I haven't made these yet  ???
They are yummy!  Very sponge like in texture too  :-*

I added a generous tsp. of vanilla bean paste to the mix.
I also used a apple corer to gently twist out the centre, popped in some raspberry jam, and put the lid back on



and iced with creamy vanilla frosting and topped with maraschino cherries



I baked them in large baking cups, so that made 7.  They were cooked for 18 minutes.
Next time I will double up the recipe, so we can scoff down some more  :P

Thanks for posting.....a keeper  :-*
.........EAT CAKE!