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Week 36: Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

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06/Sep/2013

I have a couple of cakes to report on this week. The first was a Bounty Bar cake, based on a recipe from the River Cottage Cake handbook. A version of it has been posted here so I don't have to re-type the recipe myself. I scaled the recipe down because my tin was smaller than the suggested size in the book but I might have made a slight mistake because mine took longer to cook and went from sloppy in the middle to completely cooked and dry in a few minutes.

The resulting cake did taste good but was a bit too dry and crumbly. The cake was fairly quick and easy to make so I'll probably try it again. Next time I will stick more closely to their recipe and pay a bit more attention to the cake during baking.

The second cake was much more successful. It was inspired by the grapefruit cake from the The Great British Bake Off but was based on another from the River Cottage Cake book.

The cake part was very similar to this recipe. I didn't get much zest from the grapefruit so I added a tablespoon of my lime curd.

Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

I do like drizzle cakes (they are among my favourite cakes) and this one certainly didn't disappoint. The outside of the cake had developed a slightly crispy sugary crust and the centre had gone a bit puddingy.

I dread to think how many calories were in the cake. I should probably try to cook more new main courses but there are still so many different cake recipes I need to try.