Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday's Makes, Bakes & Learns #14

This is my great, great grandmother's recipe (sorry it's in Imperial measurements!).  When I lived at home I always asked for this cake on my birthday.  It's yummy.

Praline Cake

4oz castor sugar
4oz soft margarine
2oz self raising flour
1 small tsp baking powder
2oz coconut
2oz grated chocolate or milk flake
2 eggs

Chocolate Fudge icing

1oz butter
2tbsp milk
few drops vanilla essence
1tbsp cocoa
4 oz icing sugar


Method:

(sorry I forgot to take a picture before the mixture was in the pan!)

Cream the margarine and sugar in a bowl (I used the mixer), beat in the eggs and then stir in all the dry ingredients until well mixed.  Pour into a greased baking tin and cook for 40 minutes in a moderate oven.




To make the icing melt the butter in a pan with the milk, stir in the essence and cocoa.  Mix well and gradually beat in the sugar.  Cool until thick beating from time to time (about 20 minutes) to thicken.

Brew a coffee or tea and cut yourself a slice!





30 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! Send me a slice ;)

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  2. This looks amazing! Will give this a go tomorrow! x

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    1. :) let me know what you think when you make it x

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  3. Amazing - I'd love to give this a go! xxx

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    1. It's really easy and tastes great! x

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  4. Looks delish! Grannies recipes are the best! x

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    1. I agree Grannies recipes the best! x

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  5. The old recipes are always the best. We still use my great grandmas recipe for mince pies at Christmas - so good!

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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    1. I agree! Oh cool you will have to share! :)

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  6. Does look yummy, love reading your blog as everything is so different, Thank you xx

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    1. Thanks Karen, I do appreciate that :) x

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  7. ohhhhhhhh looks amazing! yummy yum yum! Bon a pete!

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  8. This looks so tasty :) x

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    1. It is yummy and super easy to make x

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  9. This post just made me hungry, it looks amazing x

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    1. :) I don't bake often but this cake always works :) x

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  10. Oh yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I must try it! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Hope you do and let me know what you think :) x

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  11. Scrummy, scrummy, scrummy!

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  12. Looks yummy! Oldies are goodies :-) Love your plate! X

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    1. I know! My mum picked them up for me at Morrisons supermarket recently x

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