Basic cake mix

    Basic cake mix


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    About this recipe: This is a lovely recipe you have in your repertoire. It's a versatile cake mix to which you can add whatever you like - dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, etc. You can make loaves or muffins.

    Serves: 60 

    • 1.25kg plain flour
    • 1kg caster sugar
    • 12 teaspoons baking powder
    • 6 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 6 teaspoons salt
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Mix thoroughly flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb and salt. (Can be stored on the shelf for months.)
    2. Mix 375g baking mix, oil, eggs, and any other additions (see footnote). Add flavourings (vanilla, almond extract, citrus zest) if desired. Pour into one large or two small greased loaf tins.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 45 minutes.


    Use any one of these additions, or a combination of two or three:

    150g blueberries
    150g raspberries
    150g blackberries
    200g peeled and chopped apple
    200g peeled and chopped pear
    225g mashed bananas

    125g chopped walnuts
    125g chopped pecans
    125g chopped hazelnuts
    125g chopped almonds

    Dried fruits:
    150g chopped dates
    150g sultanas or raisins
    150g chopped dried apricots
    150g chopped dried figs

    170g chocolate chips
    170g chopped chocolate bar
    75g chopped crystallised ginger
    225g pumpkin puree
    225g butternut squash puree

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