Forgo the chocolate once in awhile and try our fruity cake recipes for everything from lemon cake and banana cake to plum cake and traditional fruit cake.
This is a deliciously moist cake that's quite refreshing when served with a lovely mango and honey flavoured yoghurt.
Fresh summer fruits such as strawberries, peaches and nectarines have a natural affinity with cream. Here, these aromatic fruits are combined with whipping cream, which has a lower fat content than double cream, plus a little Greek-style yogurt to make a delicious filling for a light-as-air fatless sponge.
In this unusual upside-down cake, juicy slices of mango are topped with a simple, light sponge mixture flavoured with lime zest and coconut. After baking, the cake is turned out so that the fruit is on top, then finished by dredging with icing sugar and caramelising under a hot grill.
My grandfather (Sam) was famous for this cake. He would always have some available for anyone who wanted it. We'll miss him, but his carrot cake legacy will always live on! Enjoy!
I make this each Christmas - the aromas just match the time of year. It's an ingenious use of plum baby food, though you can try substituting pureed plums if you like. This plum Christmas cake recipe will make: 4 small loaves; 2 medium loaves; 1 large loaf; or 1 tube cake.
This one is all fruit, hardly any cake and absolutely delicious! Keep it in the refrigerator indefinitely.
This has been a favourite of my husband's since as long as I can remember. His mum always manages to bake him one every year (she's 75) for Christmas - though she always claims it's his last.
Michelin starred French chef Raymond Blanc has very kindly donated a 'tree cake' for our campaign. Raymond belives that "The tree, since the beginning of time, has meant food and shelter. TREE AID's Christmas Cake Bake is a wonderful way to remind us all of this, and to ensure that villages in Africa can share in the bounty afforded by trees."
Local chef Barny Haughton has donated to TREE AID a wonderful, festive tree cake. Barny believes: "TREE AID's Christmas Cake Bake is a great chance for people to get togther to bake and eat beautiful cakes; whilst also knowing that they are supporting Arica's poorest people to fight poverty and environmental degraduation sustainably."
Chef Andrea Leeman has donated her scrumptious "Radiator Cake" as she belives the cake looks like the tops of old fashioned radiators at school! Andrea: "I am delighted to use my cake to promote TREE AID's work with villagers in Africa. TREE AID are helping the villagers to care for and benefit from their trees, assisting their fight against poverty and food shortages with long-term perspective."
TRUST ME ON THIS -- Anyone who likes white chocolate will LOVE this cheesecake! Great for dinner guests and parties. This cheesecake will keep (removed from the tin, in an airtight container) for up to 3 days. Takes a while to make but every bit of it is worth it in the end!
Got some older bananas that need using up but want a change from the usual? This really really yummy recipe is one I modified from a plain banana cake and it is now so popular it gets requested all the time. Best of all it can be done with ease in a food processor, so it's also really fast to make for a picnic or sudden guests! Also kids love it, it's got chocolate in it! Doesn't need icing or buttering, is plenty good on its own.
A warm sliced cake best served with butter and lashings of hot tea.
I won 1st place in an apple contest with this recipe. It is the easiest and best apple pie I have ever tasted. It has no pastry, believe me, it doesn't need one. I always use Granny Smith apples because they are the best apples for pies. Enjoy!!!!
Nickie, my boss, made this cheesecake and brought it to work. Everyone raved about it and it is to die for! I know of no one who does not like it, although it may not be so beautiful to look at.
This is a bit of an unusual cake, but great for Christmas. The chocolate mixed with sultanas, apple sauce and spices gives a nice texture with a lot less work than plum pudding itself.
Delicious cupcakes flavoured with lime, rum and mint - reminiscent of everyone's favourite cocktail.
This fruit cake needs no aging.
This is the nicest cake I've ever cooked. I'll be cooking it for Xmas as my OH hates Xmas cake. Everyone I've ever given it to has said that it's lovely and I often get asked for the recipe. Nicest with proper carrot cake topping made with cream cheese. Variable cooking times, I just keep checking on it and do the skewer test.
This recipe was given to me by an aunt in Canada. She made this Yule Log for us when we went over to visit her one Christmas. It is the Crème au Beurre and the brandied fruit that make this cake extra special. The snow scene and the decration on the cake remaind me of Christmas in Canada. I would like to share this recipe with you.