Basic Cake from In The Mix

(Recipe taken from In The Mix)

I’m all for a great basic cake. And I LOVE making cake batter in the Thermomix, the fact that you don’t have seven measuring appliances getting flour and sugar all over your countertop. The book says that the cake batter can be in the oven within five minutes, and holy hell that’s not exaggerating. This recipe allows for fruit to be added, but I decided to just give the base cake a go and see how that went.

Ingredients

160g sugar

200g butter, roughly chopped

4 eggs

230g flour

2 tsps baking powder

A pinch of salt

20g shredded coconut, optional (I had this in the pantry)

5g orange blossom water, optional (I did NOT have this in the pantry)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celcius/Gas Mark 4 (whatever the latter means)
  • Grease and line a cake tin about 22cm diameter.
  • Place the sugar in the TMX bowl and blitz for 2 seconds/speed 10. Add the butter, eggs, flour, baking powder and salt, as well as the coconut and orange blossom water, if using.
  • Mix for 50 seconds/speed 5. Scrape down and mix for another 10 seconds/speed 5.
  • Tip the mixture into the cake tin. If using fruit, arrange on top.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

I thought it looked a bit unfinished, plus i still don’t know how to line a baking tray so the edges of my cake look neat, so I covered it with some chocolate icing to hide the bumpy bits. Done!

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3 thoughts on “Basic Cake from In The Mix

  1. Angela says:

    To line the pan, place baking pan on a piece of baking paper (Glad Bake), draw a circle around the base of pan. Cut out circle slightly smaller than circle so it fits inside the pan. Take a long stip of baking paper slightly wider than the hight of the baking pan (about 1/2 – 1 inch. Place the long strip in the baking pan so it lines the side, inside the pan like a collar, overlap end of paper with the begining by about 1 inch, trim if necessary. It helps to have brushed the bottom and sides of the pan with a thin coating of oil to help the paper stay in place. Pour in batter and cook as usual. When cake is turned out to cool, gently peel the baking paper off sides and bottom of cake. Hope this help for future cakes.

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