I am an official member of the online baking group: The Cake Slicers. I have been fascinated with his online baking group, after seeing fellow blogger Kelly Jane who would post her monthly bakes from last years selected book: The Cake Book by Tish Boyle. The orgainsers of this fabulous online cake group are Katie who blogs at Apple and Spice and Paloma who blogs at The Coffee Shop and were kind enough to have me on board this year and I have joined as a new member.
This year The Cake Slicers are cooking from "Vintage Cakes"(timeless recipes for Cupcakes, Flips, Rolls, Layer, Angel, Bundt, Chiffon, and Icebox Cakes for Today's Sweet Tooth) by Julie Richardson. Vintage cakes is easily available from Amazon, and I must say this is one of the BEST cake books I have seen. It is also my first American baking book, and I am amazed how succulent, tempting these rustic cakes are. Each month fellow bakers vote on the dish that they want to bake and the cake with the ost number of votes wins. The first bake from this book is the Shoo Fly Cake: a simple molasses spice cake that is from the authors great grandmothers recipe collection born in 1895. I did not vote to bake for this cake, but I am pleased that it was chosen as it was nothing I have ever tasted before. The spices really came through in this cake, and reminded me of my nan's West Indian cake.
Here is how my Shoo Fly Cake turned out:
|Shoo fly cake.|
|Shoo fly cake before cut|
|Shoo fly cake and rum and raisin ice-cream.|
I then creamed the butter and sugar together and then added treacle and in-cooperated the dry ingredients with the coffee.
|Creamed sugar and butter|
|Cake mixture in the tin.|