Everyone needs an apple cake recipe. I have reduced the amount of flour I eat (not cut it out completely, just cut back) and feel a lot better for it. Simple swaps, like replacing half the flour with ground almonds make a big difference in the long run. Yes, even in cakes. Plus, if like
When I worked as a chef in a hotel one of my jobs was to make cakes to have in the cake stand at the bar. I pretty much had free reign. Over the course of the year I used the opportunity to experiment with many recipes and this was by far the most successful.
Whenever I have to make a birthday cake I turn to this Chocolate Raspberry Cake. It is foolproof (thanks to the jam in the cake batter there is zero chance of dryness) and everyone loves it. I based the recipe on Nigella Lawson’s Storecupboard Chocolate Orange Cake but changed the fruit and added icing. The original