Basic Jam Cakes


4 eggs
8oz butter
8oz self raising flour
8oz sugar
1 tsp baking powder
Vanilla essence
Ice cream essence

1. Cream together sugar and butter till well combined.
2. Then gradually add eggs and mix. Then the sifted flour, essences and baking powder.
3. Pour mixture into a cake tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180 for  20 to 40 minutes depending on the cake tin.
3. Once cool decorate with seedless jam and desiccated coconut.

Note: try weighing your eggs if they’re large or too small to get a well balanced mixture.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Safiya Bangee

Really Easy Yummy Cakes!



500g margerine
500g sugar
500g plain flour
8 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of cardamon powder
2 tbsp cocoa

1. Mix butter and sugar until light and creamy.
2. Add beaten eggs, little by little, continuously mixing it.
3. Add remaining dry ingredients an until mix until the mixture is light and fluffy.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 20 mins. Don’t open the door before then!
5. Check the cake is cooking using ‘clean knife’ method and once cooked leave to cool. Decorate as you wish.

Note: If you wish to make a large cake, leave in oven for 40 minuted and then check.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Mariam Kika


(makes 25)
4oz plain flour
8oz cold water
pinch of salt
3.5oz butter
3 beaten eggs
3/4 pint double cream
3tns icing sugar
4oz dark chocolate
1oz butter
2tbsp water

1. In a saucepan heat the butter and cold water in a pan till the butter melts. Then boil for a further 30 seconds and take the pan off the hob.
2. Meanwhile on some greaseproof paper sift the flour and salt. Then add to the water and butter.
3. Whisk a little continuously and then put the pan onto the heat and keep whisking till the mixture becomes a dough and comes away from the side of the pan. Then take it straight off the heat and leave to cool.
4. Add eggs to the mixture and whisk using an electric whisk.
5. Line a baking tray with greasproof paper. Divide the mixture in 24 teaspoons spaced out on the tray. Cook on gas mark 7 for 25 minutes till brown.
6. When cool slit them halfway like burger buns but not the whole way. Then fill with whipped cream (whisked with the icing sugar).
7. Gently warm choclate and add the 1oz of butter and spread on top. Refridgerate for a few hours to set.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan