(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.
200g butter, roughly chopped
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)
- 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!