Master the art of the sponge cake and you're away! Delia offers masses of wonderful cakes from easy, quick and cheap options right up to celebration cakes with a difference and none of them too difficult to make either!
Not believing it was possible, Delia found that, in fact, a low-fat carrot cake is one of the quickest, easiest cakes to make - and it's now become a firm favourite.
I have fond memories of my friend Molly Owen, who gave me this recipe. On paper it may sound a bit unlikely, but just you wait.
You can obviously make this with ready-shelled walnuts, but in the late autumn when English walnuts are about, if you sit down with music or a good radio programme and shell some new season’s walnuts yourself, you will appreciate their pure flavour.
After the football cakes we felt we needed a very girly alternative – and these really fit the bill. The cakes are pretty and delicate. Inside each is a hidden strawberry to bite into...
A bit of a plain Jane, you might think. But we still all love it. There are times when a piece of really good plain cake is all you want. In this case I would choose to serve it with a glass of chilled Madeira wine.
No changes here on these almost classic biscuits, but now you could replace the raisins with dried sour cherries or dried cranberries to ring the changes.
This is another cake that has a unique and different combination of punchy flavours – which makes it good for eating out-of-doors. Great for a picnic or afternoon tea in the garden.
Unlike the dark, traditional cakes this one is light in colour but filled with jewelled crystallised fruits. It would be a perfect choice for someone who wants something completely different.
Because there’s no flour in this it’s unimaginably light and airy, and very lemony, which makes it a very elegant dessert cake.
A friend asked ‘Can you make iced poppy seed muffins as good as a famous coffee-shop chain?’ Answer, decidedly yes, but with add-ons. Much lighter, moister, much much more lemony without all the additives. And guess what? One fifth of the price!
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