Cakes that travel well to hot country

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Suziekettles

Cakes that travel well to hot country

Hello, have posted this in "can you help" as well, maybe I should have started here.
My son is posted abroad, extremely hot country. He has asked if I can post a cake, the soldiers love to receive a parcel! Do you have any suggestions which would travel well and are quite robust. Have already posted flapjack, am thinking parkin next and the condensed milk fruit cake.
Thank you.

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Wendy

Posting cakes

I'm not sure this will help you but I took a date, apple & walnut loaf to Italy courtesy of Ryanair so it had been bumped about a bit and it arrive intact and still tasty, especially after being put in the fridge so the apple was chilled. Not sure how it will travel to a hotter climate.

Wendy

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Cakes that travel well to a hot country

Hello Suzie,

I agree about the Traditional Oatmeal Parkin.
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/traditional-oatmeal-parkin.html


Also from Delia’s Cakes I would suggest the following….

Very Fruity Irish Tea Cake
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/very-fruity-irish-tea-cake.html

Dark Jamaican Gingerbread

Traditional Dundee Cake (please note - if you didn’t see the note before the butter quantity in the first print was incorrect it is 150g not 50g)

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/traditional-dundee-cake.html


Probably any of the Christmas cakes in Delia's Cakes or the Simnal cake (without the decorations or just the almonds baked on top). We post Christmas Cakes to family in NZ every year.

Also, I haven’t made it but it looks like Honey’s Fruit and Nut Cake, written in the Sugar-Free Cakes posts, would be perfect too.

Best wishes

Lindsey


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Elisabeth

cakes that travel well to hot countries

I sent a rich fruit cake to Saudi during the 1st gulf war for my hubby who was at the field hospital there, also some gingerbread. However my mother in Law was loved by all as regardless where her "boys" were she would send shoeboxes full of Bakestones/Welshcakes, they have been to everyposting her boys were! the travel very well.

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Honey

Cakes that travel

My son has taken this cake to hot country on activity holidays many times and it's done really well wrapped in foil in his case. I make it a week in advance of wanting to eat it because it improves with keeping and so if it takes a while to get there, that won't matter. Particularly good as an energy bar because it has loads of nuts in it.

H x

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Honey

Ooops.

Ooops, forgot to add it...

FRUIT AND NUT CAKE (no fat & no flour)

Best kept for a day or so before cutting. Freezes well. NB I've been known to substitute dates for prunes or flaked peanuts for almonds, depending on what's in my cupboard!

Ingredients:

3 eggs
4 oz sugar
4 oz porridge oats
1 tsp baking powder
4 oz dried apricots, chopped
2 oz ready to eat dried prunes, chopped
2 oz glac&"233; cherries, mixed colours, chopped
8 oz sultanas or raisins
4 oz hazelnuts or walnuts, chopped
2 oz flaked almonds

Line a 2 lb loaf tin with grease-proof paper and preheat oven to 160C/320F/Gas mark 2-3.

Beat sugar and eggs until creamy.
Stir in oats and baking powder.
Gradually stir in the fruit and nuts and mix well.
Press into the loaf tin and level the surface.
Cover with grease-proof paper and bake for one hour.

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Elisabeth

cakes that travel well to hot countries

oh Honey, that recipe is right up my street!!! I am looking forward to trying it!

Libbyx

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Honey

Cakes that travel

I should just say that that recipe belongs to Elpe.

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Tompeters

Cakes that travel

" I should just say that that recipe belongs to Elpe. "

Hmmmmm....so you 'ad a little 'elp with it, then?

 
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