Three lovely home-baked cakes

A cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake in the afternoon is a lovely treat, especially if you have been working from home all day or home-schooling the children.

There is something very comforting about cutting into a piece of cake and sitting down with a warm drink to take 10 minutes out of the day.

We know there aren’t many hours in the day at the moment but we think it also tastes extra special if you’ve baked the cake at home….and, if you have children, it’s great fun to let them join in. It covers literacy by reading the recipe and maths through weighing and estimating…perfect activity!

We love simple cakes that are quick to bake but yummy to eat. We’ve sampled a few recipes and here are three of our favourites! Enjoy!

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First up, it’s a carrot cake.  See the full recipe here –

Carrot Cake can be a deliciously moist cake and this recipe makes sure to deliver with the addition of 100g of yogurt.

We love the nutmeg and orange zest combination in this recipe. It tastes fantastic with walnuts or pecans but obviously if you’re allergic, just leave these out. 

Adding the icing is a real treat but if you’d prefer it without, it still makes a delicious afternoon snack.

Our second choice is a delicious lemon drizzle –

This scrumptious cake certainly didn’t last long in our house. It’s super easy to make with very few ingredients needed. Just make sure you pour the juice over when the cake is still warm.  It will keep for three to four days but we don’t think you’ll need to worry about that!

And lastly, who can resist a traditional Victoria sponge? –

This recipe is a gluten-free one for those who are allergic to wheat. It works really well and tastes amazing. Make sure you don’t beat the mixture too much so you keep in lots of air!

We love strawberry jam in the middle, but any jam will do – even marmalade if you feel so inclined. This actually happened in our household due to a huge Paddington Bear fan. We wouldn’t necessarily choose marmalade as a filling again, but it made a change!

Let us know your favourite cakes!

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