Baking Treats for Britain:
Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake
Cake stalls and cake sales draw me like a magnet, and wherever I am, if there is food for sale, I can be seen buying it and probably eating it before I get home! And, all the better if they are charity cake or produce stalls, as I feel that my money is contributing to a good cause, and that’s always a “win win” in my book. So, when I was contacted by Currys recently and asked if I would like to participate in their #CurrysBakeSale project, where five food writers and bloggers host a bake sale in aid of a charity of their choice, I was delighted to accept. In return, Currys very kindly sent me a Kenwood Chef Food Mixer in order to make my job easier! My fellow charity bake sale bakers are my good chum Jane from The Hedge Combers, Poppy from Bunny Kitchen, Anyonita from Anyonita Nibbles and Laura from Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish. I have no idea what their chosen charities are, that will all be revealed later today and this launch week, but I am very pleased to announce that my charity is Macmillan Cancer Support, and later in this year I will be hosting a BIG COFFEE MORNING where all the proceeds of my coffee morning, with cakes on sale of course, will be sent to this amazing charity.
I have worked with Macmillan for the last two years and two of my recipes have appeared in their Little Book of Treats, which are on sale in Marks and Spencer’s Cafés all over the UK. Last year saw my recipe for Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes being published in the book and in 2012 my recipe for Little Chocolate and Violet Fancies was published as well as being featured on the front cover of the book!
But back to Baking Treats for Britain and the #CurrysBakeSale. This is our challenge……..we have been challenged to get as creative as possible with the appliances we have been sent and to make a variety of items which we can sell at a charity bake sale. Two of us will be using the Kenwood Patissier Food Mixer and two of us will be using a Kenwood Chef Classic, both items being perfect for preparing cake and dessert mixes. The last blogger will be using the incredibly versatile Kenwood Multipro Food Processor which can be used to create a huge variety of treats with its different accessories. The bake sales will take place around the UK between May 26th and June 9th and you can follow is via our tweets from @CurrysPCWorld with the hash tag #CurrysBakeSale…..so, please DO follow us and what we have baked and sold.
To get your taste-buds tingling, and as my event is not being held for a few weeks yet, I am sharing ONE of the recipes I will be making and selling at my charity bake sale event……a fabulous tray bake which is PERFECT for any cake stall, a Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake. Tray bakes make great cakes to sell, as they are easy to cut into equal portions and sell……plus, this recipe is a simple “all-in-one” cake mix that my Kenwood Chef made light work of mixing! Do pop back later to see how I did and now much money I raised for Macmillan and in the meantime, why not have a bash at making this recipe yourself? See you later, and don’t forget to stay tuned for my Atlantic Canada Eats trip, I’ll be sharing a photographic daily diary of all my adventures! Karen
Disclaimer: I was sent a Kenwood Chef Classic (RRP:£299) from Currys in order to aid me in baking for my chosen charity.
This recipe is also part of the Red Tractor Challenge, as I used the rhubarb, milk and flour that was sent to me in a special hamper to make this Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake. My other #RTChallenge recipes are here: