If you have nothing planned this long weekend, it could be time to roll up your sleeves and step into the kitchen. A long weekend provides the perfect opportunity to get your hands covered in egg and flour, and bake the perfect cake to keep you and the family happy all weekend long. Whether you prefer flourless, citrus or good old fashioned chocolate, here’s our count down of five fabulous cakes.
Flourless Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake with Ganache
Replacing flour with hazelnut meal gives this cake both a fluffly texture and satisfying flavour. Use thickened cream and good quality dark chocolate to create a complementary ganache.
Rhubarb and Ginger Cake
If you’re not inflicted with a sweet tooth, you may be tempted by this seasonal cake. Light and fluffy, this delicious rhubarb and ginger cake is best served with a sprinkling of icing sugar and natural yoghurt.
Lemon Syrup Cake
Sent in by one of our readers, this simple lemon cake recipe, which remains deliciously moist thanks to the Greek yoghurt and canola oil ingredients, is a firm favourite. Serve after dinner with lemon syrup for a tasty dessert.
A classic English recipe, typically flavoured with lemon, this recipe uses oranges and dessert wine to flavour the sponge. Delicious served in the afternoon with a steaming cup of tea.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Brown Sugar Cream and Passionfruit
A moist cake recipe with a tart syrup, this cake looks spectacular on the plate and is bound to wow both friends and family. If pineapple is not to your taste, you can take the basic recipe and adapt with whatever fruit is in season.