I’ve got a special bake for you this week – The past few Bakes of the Week have been quick, easy bakes – Tasty and handy to know but not exactly WOW! Well look no further, here’s full baking luxury for you – and its residing in my fridge! Mr C has just described it as ‘the Mother of all cakes’.
Mississippi Mud Cake is a dense, rich cake so Italian Meringue Buttercream goes perfectly with it. I like to balance the light, fluffy buttercream – This is a cake that can take lots of filling but you don’t need a heavy buttery filling. Even though this buttercream uses 500g of butter, it is still light and airy.
I seem to have an abundance of Wholemeal flour so used a good chunk inside this cake – Raspberries are at the end of their best at the moment too, so I got a bargain with these 2 punnets.
A small but perfectly formed number of Bake of the Week entries last week – That’s what happens when the host accidentally closes the linky early! Oops. Apologies to anyone who wanted to take part – I also had huge technical problems on the blog last week again that deleted links from previous Bakes of the Week. Happy to say all fixed now. I’m fiercely proud that everyone who takes part in Bake of the Week gets their fair share of promotion – I link to all entries in the roundup and comment (eventually), pin, Google+ & tweet every single one too. Takes ages but that’s why we do it?
NEW! ALL RECIPES ARE NOW ADDED TO YUMMLY AND STUMBLEUPON!
There was one entry that really got my attention – Domestic Gothess’ incredible Chocolate & Raspberry Battenberg – I’d spotted this on my travels around my favourite blogs even before it was entered. Perfectly baked and amazing photography as ever!
1. Celebrating National Cupcake Week with Espresso martini Cupcakes is Domestic Gothess. I’m really intrigued to try her cooked flour frosting – Read her post for more details.
2. Fair play to Baking Queen 74 for doing such a marvellous job of her Cherry & Vanilla Charlotte Russe – True persistence meant her bake took her an entire day. Magnificent results though! This GBBO has got a lot to answer for!
3. A thought provoking post about the use of Palm Oil from My Little Italian Kitchen and some pretty Shortbread Chocolate Cookies to go with it. Once again, I am so glad we cut down on the amount of shop bought biscuits we consume in our house.
Feel free to add up to 3 entries (old bakes are fine as long as they include the badge below) If you have chance it would be great if you could visit some of the other entries – Let them know how you found them by #Bakeoftheweek. There’s no theme as usual – Savoury, Sweet, Small, Large, Fruity, chocolatey, Biscuits, Bread, Pies, Oven Bakes & Slow Cookers all welcome!
Right, so lets spread the word and get Bake of the Week busy again! I promise no mishaps with the linky this week 🙂 You are welcome to join in if you are part of other baking groups – There’s plenty of baking love to share around!
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