I just ‘had’ to start a cake thread! I had loads of leftover Easter Eggs and finally found an excellent way to use (some of) them up! Enter the Honeycomb Milk Chocolate Easter Egg Fudge Cake I made a chocolate fudge cake using Easter Eggs instead of Dark Chocolate and Honeycomb Hot Chocolate powder instead of Cocoa powder. The result is a delicious combination of Honeycomb, fudge and Chocolate Easter Egg! The smell is Devine too, my kitchen smells of Honeycomb and fudge!
So, what’s the best cake you’ve ever baked?
What’s the best cake you’ve bought from a bakery?
What is your favourite cake?
Actually any cake related answers are ok
My mother was the obsessive cook in the family. She baked cakes often twice a week.
One of her recipes was a poppy seed cake. This cake was made up of around 50% poppy seed.
My sister described her experience of eating this cake at work. She was working in an open plan office in a university administration department. And one of her colleagues was shocked that she was eating 'IT' just like that. Biting and swallowing whole pieces. He thought she was eating whole bars of raw opium seeds.
It's not opium, but edible European poppy. Although I have heard that the two are closely related . And drugs tests can mistake one for the other.
I don’t think that I’ve ever eaten poppy cake. Do you like it?
So your sister’s work colleague thought your sisters was eating opium cake! Hopefully he got corrected?
What other types of cake did your mother used to make?
My cupcakes last night were okay ish. Not as good as your cake but after seeing your picture I craved cake.
The best I've made are chocolate brownies. I'll get the recipe later if youd like it. Their the best brownies I've ever eaten but their so sweet
I lived in what can only be described as a mad house.
We all had different quirks and disabilities.
My mother had a cooking and baking obsession. The poppy cake was one of our favourites and one of the few she actually got right. The poppies were soaked in milk for hours, then they were grinded two or three times through a grinder, then mixed with raisins, then different types of pastry were added.
One thing she couldn't do was use kitchen Scales. We tried different types with no success. So I helped, we read the cookery book together, and I measured out the recommended amounts of milk, sugar, butter, flour, yeast and she did the actual mixing and cooking.
I’m sure that your cupcakes are great! Did you decorate them? My children love decorating cup cakes!
Chocolate brownies are amazing! Feel free to share your recipe My eldest daughter (21) makes brownies frequently, including white chocolate brownies. I could ask her for a few of her brownie recipes to share if you like?
Mad houses are good My house can be a bit like that too sometimes!
Your mum’s poppy cake sounds really delicious
It’s good that you were able to help her by measuring out all of the ingredients for her