Thursday, 1 May 2014

Golden syrup cake

After last weeks baking, I thought I would try and make a golden syrup cake. Now I did make the cake, but It didn't turn out the way I wanted. The appearance of my cake was not up to a good standard, it would get extremely low marks if I were on the British bake off. Even though it fell apart after I got it out of the tin, my mum and dad said they liked it (Although I think parents have to say they like everything there children make, regardless of whether it tastes good or not.).

I thought I would let you all know how I made it. The recipe I followed was from the BBC website, Once again I didn't have all the right ingredients, but I did the best with what I had. If you prefer to follow the recipe from the website I used, just follow the link. I'm going to add step by step pictures just so you can get an idea of what your cake should be like after each step.

Ingredients you will need;

225g Butter.
225g Sugar (light muscovado adds more flavour).
450g Plain flour.
2 Eggs.
300ml Milk.
4tbsp Golden syrup.

Equipment you will need;
Mixing bowl.
30cm x 23cm x 4cm baking tin or foil tray bake (2 loaf tins would be fine to use)
Measuring jug
Oven 140C/fan (or 160/C - gas mark 3).
cooling rack.

Now I didn't have plain flour, I only had self raising and I the recipe suggests using light muscovado  sugar but I just used caster sugar. Oh and make sure you check the temperature on the oven, I had my oven on a bit to high and so parts of my cake were a bit on the burnt side.
I have changed some of the steps to the way I did it, just because it made more sense to do some of the steps at the same time.

Step 1;
Get all of your ingredients ready and measured out. Then pre-heat your oven to 140C/fan (or 160/C - gas mark 3).

Step 2;

Put the butter, sugar and the golden syrup into a pan and heat the mixture until it has melted together. After the mixture is melted, make sure you cool it down for at least 10 minutes as it is extremely hot.

Step 3;

In a bowl mix the eggs, milk and flour together until there are no lumps (I used an electric whisk to get it done quicker.). 

Step 4;

When your Butter, sugar and golden syrup mixture is cooled add it to the flour, eggs and milk. Mix these ingredients together until there are no lumps.

Step 5;

Pour the mixture into your foil tray, loaf tins or cake pans. I then knocked the loaf tins I used to get rid of any air bubbled left in the mixture. Put the cakes in the oven, it will take about 50 minutes to bake.

Step 6;

When the cakes have been in the oven for 50 minutes, check if they are cooked by inserting a knife to see if any cake mix is not booked, if your knife comes out clean then it's cooked. Remove the cakes from the oven and then place on a baking tray to cool.

Now my cake didn't look the best and some of it was stuck to the tin, so if you try the recipe I hope yours turns out better than mine.

Bye for now xxx

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