World Baking Day
Sunday 20th May 2012
Some Cakes & Bakes from my Recipe Box!
Apparently it’s World Baking Day today – and you can find out all about it here: World Baking Day and #Caking. Any day that is a baking day is GOOD for me, as I LOVE baking and can often be found in the kitchen up to my ears in flour and butter……..as well as scraping out the cake bowl – don’t you JUST love scraping out the cake bowls? The aim of World Baking Day appears to be to bake a cake and photograph it in a “crazy” place and then share it, in a virtual sense, as in share the photograph; just as well it’s only photos that I am sharing today, as most of the cakes and bakes featured on my blog today have been devoured LONG ago! I may submit some of my cakes to the website later on, but it may be tricky as I am in fact BAKING all day today, so we’ll see if I have time. However, as I have lots of lovely cake and bake recipes to share already, please help yourselves to the “virtual feast” below! First in line on the Lavender and Lovage Gallery of Cakes & Bakes, is my CLASSIC Victoria Sandwich Cake, with home-made lemon curd:
Next in the lush line of cakes, is another citrus cake, a light and fluffy Fresh Orange Layer Cake with Citrus Curd Buttercream:
Oranges & Lemons for St Clement’s Curd
Now on to something more chocolatey, also with oranges too……..Chocolate Orange Daisy Cake – a fabulous cake that is made with Cadbury’s Philadelphia Cheese, a recent addiction of mine!
Time to get French and philosophical with cake, anyone fancy visiting my Salon de Thé with some Classic French Madeleines? The look no further and click on the link above for my Classic French Madeleines:
Back to chocolate again, funny how that happens isn’t it?! Here is a fabulous Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake, that would grace any Tea Time table…..
Gingerbread or ginger cake always seems to me to be a wintry cake, but hey, it’s 2012 and it’s May, so it’s COLD and WET, so why not indulge in some Dark Sticky Double Gingerbread with your cup of tea today:
Baking for me would NOT be baking without scones, and if you want to check our all FIFTY SIX entries of scones from one of my Tea Time Treats challenges, then here are the TWO links that take you right there: Tea Time Treats Scones 1 and Tea Time Treats Scones 2 and here is one of my scone recipes, Buttermilk Scones with Sour Cherry Jam:
Another mainstay of my baking days are biscuits……or cookiesas some people call them! One of my VERY favourite biscuit recipes is Melting Moments – and I am not ashamed to say that this recipe comes from my trusty Be-Ro Cookbook……
…..and another CLASSIC bake from this iconic of baking books is of course Rock Cakes or Rock Buns.
I COULD stay here for hours and hours sharing all my cakes and bakes, but as I said earlier, I AM BAKING today! So, I leave you with my last cakey offering, a fabulous rustic style cake which is easy to whip up, Harvest Apple Cake. This cake can be made out of harvest time of course, do try to use British apples though!
That’s it for today, I hope you have enjoyed my Cakey Bakey round-up, and maybe I have inspired you to cake a cake today…….DO let me know if you bake today, and more importantly, let me know if you decide to photograph it in a CRAZY place! Have a wonderful Sunday and World Baking day! Karen
Oh my goodness Karen! What are you trying to do to me? Torture! I haven’t had breakfast yet, but now all I want it cake.
Jacqueline I couldn’t agree more!!
Thanks for baking so much for us Karen!!
happy world baking day – the most I can come up with today is a version of Emiko’s
with my favorite homemade jam.
I definitely could make this once a week, if it would last the week. LOL
Thanks Karin! And thanks for the link too……what a WONDERFUL Torta, quite delicious! I love home-made jam with cakes and scones…..and today we are having an afternoon tea, as I have been baking all morning.
LOL! I am SO sorry! Hehehehe! Have to admit to having hunger pangs myself when I was writing my post! Have a lovely Sunday, are you baking today? 🙂
Lemon curd! Oh, yum! They all look fantastic, but the Victoria Sandwich has me drooling, as well as the Citrus Orange Layer Cake. Divine! Thank you!
Karen – on another note – the link to “A Fallen Angel…” is not working. Thought you might want to know about it.
THANKS Noeleen for the heads up re. a Fallen Angel, will repair that later! THANKS for your lovely comments on my cakes too and HAPPY WORLD BAKING day! 🙂
Ren Behan says
Love them all but my favourite has to be the Harvest Apple Cake – similar one to my mum makes at home! Happy World Baking Day! x
Thanks Ren, I am also very partial to apple cake, so homely and great all year around – I love it with cream and served hot as a pudding too!
Oh my….you’re cakes looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for stopping by my blog : ) My favourite cake I would say is the Flourless Chocolate cake made with dark chocolate and topped with creme fraiche or heavy whipping cream and strawberries. I love it when its fresh out of the fridge after a few hours and the cake is nice, cool and fudgy….Yummmm, I may just bake one for a friend this week. : )
Thanks Vanessa and it was a pleasure to stop by your blog….I DO try to take time out several times a week to visit lovely blogs and friend’s blogs too! I TOTALLY agree with your baking choice…..what a FABULOUS cake idea for World Baking Day!
Yum to all of these! My favorite would be the orange layer cake! Happy world baking day!
Thanks Jayne! I am rather partial to that orange layer cake too….
oooh… the Harvest Apple Cake is the one for me… no the Orange Drizzle Cake… no the scone… oh damn i’m just going to have to eat them all!!!!!!! – love celebrating World Baking Day on the day I start my diet (again!)… back from Spain (boo) and its cold cold cold… voted for you in the Sainsbury’s Award just now xx
THANKS Dom, lovely to see you back – you have been MISSED! 🙂 Sending you APPLE CAKE to you as I type! 🙂
Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me says
Such an array of wonderful bakes, if I had to choose just one it would be the Lemon Curd Cake, with a nice cup of tea of course 🙂
THANKS Angela, I am a REAL lemon lover when it comes to cakes too….and always with tea, as you say! Karen 🙂
Wow…what a spread! Those Dundee cakes look fab. I’ve been out #caking today…got more than a few strange looks…it’s hard to find a quiet spot in London!! I wanted to take my cake to Buckingham Palace but didn’t quite get that far!! 🙂
OH fabulous Laura, where did you finally take your photo? Is it on your blog? FAB FUN eh, #caking! LOL! Karen
Wow! What a lovely post with your fabulous bakes! Love all your treats especially Whisky doused Dundee cake! Looks so festive & tempting! Awesome! 🙂
THANKS so much Kit! 🙂 MUST come to visit you in Austen soon…..have been away as well as very busy, no excuse though!
Karen you do know how to make us all hungry and craving cake. Fabulous to see all your lovely photographs. Hope you got to enjoy some of your bakes on the day. Not sure I managed to pick a particularly crazy place for my cake, but I got a couple of slightly more unusual ones in.
I am popping over to see what you have been baking over the weekend right now…….:-)
What a beautiful array of cakes!! I love chocolate cake but it’s always a toss up between chocolate and lemon for me. Usually depends on my mood and cravings 🙂
ALWAYS lemon for me Ros! 🙂
Linda Hobbis says
Just to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Cosmopolitan blogger awards 2012 in the food category xxx
THANKS so much Linda – That’s briliant, thanks again….:-) 🙂
Maya Russell says
I love lemon curd! What beautiful pictures and I like the blue tea set too!
Sue Bowden says
I like the sound of the Apple Harvest Cake, I’ve saved the receipe
Lisa Williams says
That Victoria sponge looks ace I have always wanted to make lemon curd 🙂
Maya Russell says
My mum used to make us rock cakes regularly. (And I’ve never made them yet!) Tweeted as @maisietoo – https://twitter.com/maisietoo/status/320424395568975872
Maya Russell says
Shared again on Twitter as @maisietoo – https://twitter.com/maisietoo/status/325482779364192256
My mum made rock cakes a couple of weeks ago!