What sort of Birthday Cake do you make for the husband
that doesn't really like cake that much?
After much thought and mind changing I eventually decided on this berry bunt cake. I wanted to make a cake that looked so unctuously appetising that even a normally non-cake eater wouldn't be able to resist a piece.
"Daddy will like it so much he's gonna fall over"
As mentioned above I discovered in my research that you use an "equal measures" mix for a bunt cake. It seems that four eggs is about right for a 10" pan like this one and five eggs for a 12" pan.
Start by pre-heating your oven to 170C / 330F
Prepare your tin by coating with melted butter and the swishing round a little flour or use a non stick spray.
Our local eggs are very large. I weighed four in their shells and they weighed 263 grams. I used the same amount of
- baking margarine
- caster / superfine sugar and
- self raising flour
I made my cake by creaming together the margarine and the sugar for about five minutes, then slowly beat in the eggs and gently folded in the flour untill just incorporated. Next I took
and stirred them into the cake mix.
Pour the cake mix into the tin and give it a couple of good taps on the work surface to remove any bubbles and make sure the mixture travels all the way into the pointy swirls.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. When cooked, the cake will spring back lightly when pressed on top. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for a while then flip over and tip out
For my first time making a cake in a bunt tin, I am so pleased at how this turned out and can't wait to make another one!