Saturday, April 27, 2013

make it up as you go along cake

I haven't been doing much cooking of any note lately, nothing worthy of posting about anyway...I mean who wants to see a photograph of a cooked lamb chop or piece of fillet steak with a salad on the side

But today I thought let's get cooking, or baking to be more precise

I decided to make a cake. A "make it up as you go along" cake.

Then I decided to put some of the mix in patty cake pans


I had bananas and a can of boysenberries.

Now I have to tell you it's true what the Chaser boys on their new ABC show The Checkout report...what's in the can looks nothing like the photograph on the label. In fact, it's much worse than they claim, at least it was in my can of fruit. The boysenberries were a sloppy, dark, gooey mess when you poured them out of the can and into a bowl...really only good for a cake

I can't give you measurements for this cake or a real honest to goodness recipe, because I really did make it up as I went and I made it "by feel"...but if you have a good banana cake recipe, or have used mine posted here before, then you get the idea...just add whatever fruit you like and see how it goes

I used about 200 grams butter, some olive oil and some sugar...foofed it up till it was light and creamy, added two eggs, three mashed up bananas i had in the freezer and the can of boysenberries.

Some self raising flour, plain flour, bi-carb soda mixed with a large dollop of yoghurt and a splash of milk made it look downright awful!

But hey, it's just a cake batter. A grey cake batter, but a cake batter nonetheless

Put the mix into patty cake pans and put them in a 180 degree oven for 17 minutes..

This is how they turned out

Moist, light, soft and really delicious!

MONT's already eaten 4 of them!