Friday, 8 August 2014

Great Bloggers Bake Off 2014: Cherry Cake (Free From)

The Great British Bake Off is back! That means The Great Bloggers Bake Off is back too! Hurrah! This week the challenge was very simply, cake. Mini cakes, cherry cake and um cake.

I went for a cherry cake. Not a Mary Berry cherry cake just a big standard cherry cake with some butter icing. Yum yum. Just like last year all bakes are Gluten free, Dairy free and Wheat free.

I simply took a normal recipe for a Madeira cake and bunged in 200g of glacĂ© cherries. I baked until golden brown and clear when tested with a butter knife at 180 and left the cake to cool. I mixed up a whole box of icing sugar with vitilite butter, added pink food colouring and refrigerated until I needed it. The pesky cake must have still been a little hot despite having over an hour to cool because I noticed my icing sliding a bit. Oh well!









I decorated with fresh cherries and voila, a free from cherry cake! I'm very pleased with my first bake it tastes good but is a bit too heavy, I'd prefer it a lot more softer but it's not too bad. The cherries didn't all sink either so that's a win!


Are you watching the Bake Off? Why not get your bake on too?

Cupcake Mumma

7 comments:

  1. Mmm, looks delicious!! I use vitalite for baking too (L is dairy intolerant) and it works really well :) x

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  2. It looks lovely, I love the picture with your daughter :-) x

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  3. This looks so amazing, I love that there is cherries throughout the sponge too. Thanks for linking up #GBBOLinkUp xx

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  4. Looks so pretty! #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014

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  5. This looks gorgeous. I'll bet it tasted as good as it looked.
    I am now ashamed of my cheaty bake off link up post x

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  6. Love the colour and it sounds really scummy, cherries are one of my favourites #GBBOLinkUp

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  7. Very impressive looking cake!! :) #GBBOLinkUp

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