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10 ways with cake

10 ways with cake

You don’t need to wait for a birthday to bake a cake!  Here are our top ten cake recipes -including chocolate cake, cheesecake, banana cake and vanilla cake.

Chocolate tres leches cake

Known in Latin countries as Three Milks Cake, this delicately luxurious “self-saucing” cake can be made the day before or two hours ahead of the family arriving…

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Sour cream chocolate swirl cake

Warm cake and chocolate sauce – what a great combination!

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Queen’s tea cakes

These traditional tea cakes use dried fruit. In the summer, make this with fresh berries instead.

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Swiss apple cake

Ready in 1 hour including baking, serves 8. This original cake recipe was given to me by Sydney-based chef Dietmar Sawyere – twice named New Zealand Chef of the Year in 1984 and 1985.

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Mum’s yoghurt cake

Years ago, my mother Jacqueline White discovered a yoghurt cake recipe in an old British newspaper.

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World’s easiest summer fruit cake

This cake is best eaten the day it’s made. Serve warm with a mixture of whipped cream and unsweetened plain yoghurt. We added a few blueberries to the mix for contrasting colour.

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Moist chocolate cake

¾ cup milk 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 cup caster sugar 1 large egg ½ tsp salt ½ cup vegetable oil such as sunflower or rice bran oil 1 tsp vanilla essence 1½ cups self-raising

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Layered fresh strawberry meringue cake

You can make the meringue discs in advance, then assemble the cake just before eating.

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Frozen lemon cheesecake

This tart cheesecake is easy to make and will be a hit with the whole family.

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Simply wonderful banana & raisin cake

This recipe makes two cakes. You can easily halve the recipe if you want just one, but it freezes well and is the perfect gift for a friend.

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Fresh mango and vanilla cake

If you’ve never baked a cake, this is a great “no fail” recipe to start your baking career with.

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