Welcome to the Baking Tutorial library! Join me as I demonstrate how to bake the delicious things on The Cake Mistress, step-by-step. New video every week!
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LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE: The British love their sweet treats, that’s for sure, and the lemon drizzle cake is never far away. It’s a light lemon flavoured butter cake with a crunchy and zesty lemon syrup topping. The recipe below is so quick and simple to make. It’s a One Bowl Wonder, where it can be made in just one bowl!
ROSEWATER PISTACHIO CAKE: Finely crushed pistachio nuts are mixed in with aromatic cardamom spice, Rosewater and lemon. Even more Rosewater and lemon are infused into the cake via a thorough drenching with warm syrup. A yoghurt and rosewater cream complements a slice of this cake perfectly.
HUMMINGBIRD MUFFINS: Heavenly scented Hummingbird Muffins are flavoured with mashed banana and pineapple. A dash of cinnamon and some pecan nuts, and you have a recipe for moist muffins that will entice everyone as they bake in the oven.
LEMONADE CUPCAKES: These sunny lemonade cupcakes are made with real lemonade and lemon zest. To make them even more bright and happy they’re topped with a multi-coloured swirl of lemon and cream cheese frosting.
ESPRESSO COFFEE CAKE: I wanted a cake recipe that used real fresh espresso. I found this Espresso Coffee Cake recipe that uses 2-3 Espresso shots in the ingredients, and in the icing too. The result is a cake with a satisfying real coffee taste and scent.
RED VELVET CAKE: A red velvet cake is my go to recipe for events that ask me to bring something to share. The layered red velvet cake is quite intriguing with its bright red colour contrasting with fluffy white cream cheese frosting. Its flavour is also a mystery to those who have yet to taste a red velvet cake. The key is a mix of cocoa powder and vanilla flavour, with a buttermilk tanginess too.
GINGER FUDGE CAKE: I was pleasantly surprised by this Ginger Cake recipe. It came from a vintage cookbook that had no pictures to accompany the recipes so I had little idea what the cake would be like. Turns out, it’s a lightly spiced ginger sponge cake with a retro chewy caramel topping.
LUMBERJACK CAKE RECIPE: A Lumberjack Cake is an apple and date cake with a buttery caramelised coconut topping. When baked, the cake part is a sticky marriage of apple pieces and dates. It’s almost like a pudding so don’t expect your typical fluffy cake crumb here. My favourite part is the caramelised topping of brown sugar, butter and coconut.
GLUTEN FREE ORANGE ALMOND CAKE RECIPE: This is the best Gluten Free Orange Cake recipe. The first cut slides through the cake like a cloud making an enticing squishy sound. As the first slice is removed, a warm rush of orange scent is released. My spoon effortlessly carves through the crumb; the first mouthful dissolves away on the tongue… Heaven.
RED VELVET CUPCAKE RECIPE: Red Velvet Cake is an immensely popular cake variety in recent times. But what is a red velvet cake? It’s a light cocoa and vanilla flavoured moist cake tinted red and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting. This Red Velvet Cake recipe is one of the most popular ones on the site and has a comprehensive tip section below. It can be made into a single cake, a dozen cupcakes or a layer cake.
ANZAC BISCUIT RECIPE: Australia’s favourite crunchy rolled oat biscuits. These traditional biscuits with coconut and golden syrup date from World War I, baked to support the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in their war efforts. Today, they are still a much-loved classic, and so simple to bake.
EASTER CUPCAKE RECIPE: Need an easy Easter Cupcake idea? How about cupcakes decorated with “grass” and “soil” with Easter Eggs nested on top? This recipe uses a chocolate chip cupcake base with chocolate buttercream frosting. The “grass” sprinkled on top is made by tinting coconut green and the “soil” is crushed chocolate biscuits. Finish with a few candy Easter Eggs and you’ll have a sweet treat for little and big kids over the Easter Holiday.
BEST CARROT CAKE RECIPE: This is the most popular cake on the site and one I’ve baked time and time again. This Best Ever Carrot Cake recipe with cream cheese frosting is perfect for cake stalls, birthdays, bake days and study sessions. It’s seriously the easiest and most fool proof cake ever if you follow the recipe. Since so many of you have tried it, the tip section below is very comprehensive. Great for those that need help or have questions. Share the carrot cake love. It’s got vegetables in it, so it’s good for you. Ahem.