”A good collection of true and tried cake recipes not to be missed”
Welcome to my recipes page. Listed on this page are my collection of recipes which I have obtained from my mom, friends and various baking classes that I have attended over the years. Each recipe has been tried a few times and proven to yield good results. For best results, use good quality ingredients, follow the exact measurements mentioned in the recipes and do not over mix and over bake your cakes.
Butter cakes and fruit cakes are the best types of cakes for decorating with fondant and butter icing. Both types are dense enough to be decorated with any icing or frosting, be it a light one or heavy ones like fondant. If you are planning to make a novelty cake or tall cakes, butter cake, particularly the butter pound cake is the best. Using the basic recipe, you can vary the flavors by adding chocolate chips, orange or lemon rind as well as raisins, cherries and sultanas. Alternatively, you can simply follow the specific recipes I have listed below for orange cake, coffee cake, marble cake and chocolate cake.
Fruit cakes, on the hand, are much preferred ones for weddings and Christmas as they tend to last longer. Traditionally, decorated fruit cakes are normally covered with a layer of marzipan before fondant or royal icing.
These are basically the only recipes I use for all my cakes. Handled with care, they can all last for at least one week unrefridgerated (except fruits which tend to last much longer). You can increase the shelf-life of these cakes by keeping them in the fridge.
I am constantly trying out new recipes and will be adding on these recipes to this database once I am satisfied with the results. I hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as I do.
Last but not least, thank you for visiting my free recipe page. Please bookmark this page and visit me often as I will be adding more recipes and decorating ideas in the future.