This amazing Banana Choc Chip Bread is my go-to recipe for when I have some ripe bananas hanging out in the fruit bowl.
As I wandered through the fruit section in the supermarket during my weekly food shopping trip, I noticed that the limes were on special. Now usually I prefer to buy from the Farmers Markets, but our next one wasn’t coming up until the second week of June. I had wanted to make a moist buttery cake for awhile, and Lime Cake sounded like a good place to start.
I love a good cupcake. They are the best when they are soft and fluffy, not too dry and just the right crumb texture. Sometimes I like a cupcake without icing on top but when it has the perfect icing and a sprinkling of a little decoration, they are a special treat.
Most weekends I always bake a batch of cupcakes. I enjoy testing new recipes and making sure that a cupcakes result is a perfect little patty pan full of goodness.
With Easter just around the corner, I thought a special little cupcake would be a lovely baking treat to celebrate the joys of Easter.
I came up with a light and moist vanilla cupcake with a special surprise inside.
I have always wanted to try this cake. When I look through Pinterest, I would sometimes see this Magic Cake recipe pop up from time to time. So I pinned it to my big cake board. I wanted to give this recipe a go as I was wondering how it would turn out. It has been called a Magic Cake for a reason, so I needed to find out why.
Here is the recipe that I used to find out what the magic was!
After an hour of baking, I pulled the cake out of the oven and set it aside to cool. I was waiting with anticipation to see what had formed while cooking. Afternoon tea came around, and it was time to cut this cake up. I cut a few slices, and it looked pretty good. There we found what the magic cake did. While the cake is baking, a base and a custard filling form finished off with a moist cake on top. That is the magic!
The verdict: my hubby and I loved it. It was lovely eating it with our coffee. The three layers were nice especially the custard. The kids however didn’t like it as much. Their words were: “We like the cake top bit, but the custard tastes like scrambled egg”. I have to say that the custard layer does have a strong egg taste, and I think that is because you are using four eggs. It still tastes lovely though.
I found the cake easy to make, and I will be making this again, much to the kid’s delight. I also would like to try these different variations, Lemon Magic Cake and Chocolate Magic Cake. I might win the kids over with the Chocolate version! The Chocolate Magic Cake recipe coming soon…
Have you ever tried making a Magic Cake?
Nutella is a pantry staple in our house. I always hope that the kids will want it on toast for breakfast so I can grab a spoon and start eating it. Once I get the taste I can’t stop. But don’t worry I do stop after I have licked the fifth spoonful!
This recipe of Nutella Stuffed Cupcakes is a favourite and of course I love it because it has Nutella in it.
These cupcakes are easy to make and taste nice warm. The texture is lovely and moist. I don’t know how long they will stay fresh for as these are all gone within two days.
Do you have a favourite recipe that uses something for a yummy centre?
I have enjoyed sharing this recipe with you so much so that I am going to head into the kitchen and make these again!
I love baking, it brings joy to my kids, my family and myself. The pleasure of making something for someone else and seeing them enjoy it makes me happy.
I have been baking ever since I can remember. I loved helping mum in the kitchen. We made lots of wonderful recipes together and always had something yummy for our lunchboxes. In high school, I chose the cooking class and loved it. I have always wanted to create my own recipes. And until recently I started to do so. The recipe today is one of my creations, and I am really happy with how it turned out. I made this Apple and Cinnamon cake on Sunday for our afternoon tea. My cake testing team sat down, and I sliced each of them a piece and waited for their review. They loved it! They all went back for a second slice. So, today I am going to share with you my own Apple and Cinnamon Cake recipe, enjoy!
The cake was a success! It was light and moist. There is a slight cinnamon taste which we loved. If you want a stronger cinnamon taste then you can add some more. The apple on top with the raw sugar was yummy. The kids even enjoyed the topping when sometimes they don’t want anything on top. The cake was really nice warm too. The leftover slices were still nice and moist the next day so a plus for the kid’s lunch boxes.
I hope you enjoy baking this cake as much as I did.