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Cakes made by Janine at Cake Of The Week - visit for a weekly dose of baked goods, pasty cravings and tales of graduate life. www.cakeoftheweek.net

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Did you think this would be tasteless and boring just because it's low fat? This is my favourite dessert ( yes , t. Clean Foods, Clean Recipes, Sweet Recipes, Yummy World, Birthday Music, I Am Baker, Puddings, Beautiful Cakes, How To Make Cake
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Tiramisu [Low Fat]

Did you think this would be tasteless and boring just because it's low fat? Think again, my friend. This is my favourite dessert (yes, this exact low fat version) for a reason. On Monday I turn 24. I get ridiculously excited about my birthday every year, because who doesn't want presents and a day devoted to them? This may be amplified by the fact that it is so close to Christmas, and so there is a period of just two weeks between the only present days of the year (I know - first world…

Cake Of The Week: Brandy Apple & Caramel Upside Down Cake Apple Caramel, Caramel Apples, How To Make Cake, Food To Make, I Am Baker, Fall Treats, Yummy Cakes, Baked Goods, Cravings
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Brandy Apple & Caramel Upside Down Cake

I've been reading Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast for about two years now. It's a trilogy set within the walls of a large and oppressive castle, filled with strange people. To give you a taste of what the book is like, none of the incredibly large cast of characters likes anyone else, nor are they likeable themselves. A mother gives birth to the heir to the throne and tells the nurse not to bring the child back to her until he is six. The narrative is also incredibly punishing to read; Peake will…

I know it's hardly the time of year for blueberries, but I've wanted to make this ever since I saw one like it in Tesco during the summ. Blueberry Loaf Cakes, I Am Baker, Fabulous Foods, Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberries, How To Make Cake, Baked Goods, Cravings, Breakfast Recipes
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Blueberry Loaf Cake

I know it's hardly the time of year for blueberries, but I've wanted to make this ever since I saw one like it in Tesco during the summer. Having just been on a three and a half week Eurotrip, I was not really 'in the money' and couldn't justify buying it. So, what do I do when there's something in a shop that looks good but unaffordable? I bake it myself! I realised after writing my post on the Pina Colada cake (which was, by the way, divine) that I hadn't even mentioned my birthday! I…

I actually meant to post this last weekend, but I didn't have my camera's memory card to hand and only just got back to it yesterday (re. I Am Baker, Midnight Snacks, Ginger Beer, Cute Cakes, Cinnamon Rolls, Junk Food, How To Make Cake, Baked Goods, Cravings
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Ginger Beer Cake

I actually meant to post this last weekend, but I didn't have my camera's memory card to hand and only just got back to it yesterday (reasons will become clear shortly). Nevertheless, now is as good a time as any to share this dense and sticky Ginger Beer Cake with you. Last weekend marked the beginning of an eight day road trip in which I saw five cities and numerous friends and family members. Highlights included: eating in a pub with such poor lighting that I couldn't see the mayonnaise…

Cake Of The Week: Stem Ginger & Banana Muffins I Am Baker, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, Bread Recipes, Baked Goods, Cravings, Nom Nom, Muffins, Bananas
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Stem Ginger & Banana Muffins

I recently made two fatal errors. The first was buying more bananas than I was going to eat. The second was throwing the bananas into the same cupboard as some more, already over-ripe, bananas. Bananas release a ripening chemical into the air as it is, so putting these two bunches together quickly led to some rather black bananas. What to do with these over-ripe bananas? I've already made Chocolate & Banana Loaf Cake, Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Cake and a Totally Bananas Banana Cake…

What started as a way to save money on gifts, whilst still showing that I care, has become a bit of a tradition. I am no longer the thr. I Am Baker, Party Stuff, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, Just Desserts, Baked Goods, Cake Ideas, Frosting, Cravings
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Haribo Cake

What started as a way to save money on gifts, whilst still showing that I care, has become a bit of a tradition. I am no longer the thrifty student I once was, but this doesn't stop me making birthday cakes for good friends of mine. I find that the ability to show that you know them well enough to make something they like, and that you would put in all the effort just for them, goes a long way. I love baking for other people for several reasons. It not lets me design something to their…

Ah, British summers. One moment we're complaining because it's too hot, the next we're complaining because the sun has retreated behind t. Dessert Drinks, Desserts, Cupcake Cakes, Cupcakes, I Am Baker, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, The Fool, Baked Goods
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Lemon Fool Cupcakes

Ah, British summers. One moment we're complaining because it's too hot, the next we're complaining because the sun has retreated behind the clouds and it's threatening to rain for the next two months. However, I am not too fussed about the weather outside because I received some exciting news this week. I've been offered a new job, and am moving to Birmingham at the end of August. This is the culmination of months of job applications and despair that I will never leave the Cambridgeshire…

I love Carrot Cake. It's my number one favourite cake, and probably my number two sweet thing after Tiramisu . When I came to mak. Cupcake Cakes, Cupcakes, I Am Baker, Pie Cake, Carrot Cake, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, Baked Goods, Cocoa
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Cocoa Carrot Cake [Low Fat]

I love Carrot Cake. It's my number one favourite cake, and probably my number two sweet thing after Tiramisu. When I came to make this cake, however, I was also craving chocolate cake, so I made this hybrid Cocoa Carrot Cake. It's got the close texture and cream cheese icing of carrot cake with the added benefit of cocoa powder. What' not to love? As you may have gathered from the title, this cake is also low fat. This month is Low Fat January, in which I have been creating low fat desserts…

Cake Of The Week: Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Cake I Am Baker, Sweet Life, Cinnamon Rolls, Cheesecakes, How To Make Cake, Scones, Strawberries, Baked Goods, Banana Bread
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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Cake

"Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Cake?!" I hear you cry in alarm. Fear not, dear readers! This is a tale of profound success. So much success, in fact, that I this is actually the third time I've made this cake in the space of about 3 weeks. Perhaps you have already heard of roasting strawberries in balsamic vinegar. It's something I've seen on a couple of my favourite blogs, and eventually decided to give it a go myself. It brings out their flavour dramatically, and there is absolutely no hint…

I sort of forgot to mention, but earlier this month Cake Of The Week had its third birthday. Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing, Chocolate Cake, Cocoa Powder Recipes, I Am Baker, Third Birthday, Cake Batter, Cake Tutorial, Cute Cakes, Cakes And More

Rioja Chocolate Cake

I sort of forgot to mention, but earlier this month Cake Of The Week had its third birthday. I stop and think every now and then about whether I really want to carry on blogging. I love to bake, but sometimes writing about it and internally pressuring myself to hit deadlines (e.g. entering my own blogging challenge) can sometimes make this hobby feel more like a chore. This blog has evolved into more than just a platform for sharing my recipes: I network with other bloggers, I run my own…

Baking With Spirit: Black Forest Gateau [Low Fat] I Am Baker, Black Forest, Creative Cakes, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, Baked Goods, Frosting, Cravings, Fat
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Baking With Spirit: Black Forest Gateau [Low Fat]

It's just as well that this cake is low fat, because I decided to serve it (i.e. try to get rid of most of it so I can't eat it all) at a Monopoly evening that I hosted for some friends this weekend. Not only was there cake, but there was cheese, guacamole (plus crackers) and beer. As always, the Monopoly game was just there as an excuse to get together, and I'll come clean with you all and admit that I cheated. I am not at all competitive, so while those who are competitive got tense and…

Cake Of The Week: Baking With Spirit: Chocolate Stout Traybake Chocolate Stout, I Am Baker, 26th Birthday, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, Baked Goods, Frosting, Cravings, Spirit
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Baking With Spirit: Chocolate Stout Traybake

This Chocolate Stout Traybake was served at my flatmate's 26th birthday meal. There were only six of us (we had expected ten) and it was a Thursday night, but more anecdotes came from this night than this setting would have you believe. We brought everyone back to our flat after a great Indian meal nearby. First we pooled our knowledge in order to finish a Guardian crossword, which three people in their twenties had struggled to finish earlier in the day. We then spent far longer than we…

I recently started on a new team at work, and have been much happier as a result. I am now on a smaller team with fewer political headach. I Am Baker, Apple Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, Baked Goods, Sweet Recipes, Cravings, Community, Cakes
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Cranberry/Apple Muffins

I recently started on a new team at work, and have been much happier as a result. I am now on a smaller team with fewer political headaches, and instead of working five different shifts over six weeks I now do the same shift all the time. The only downside to this has recently come to light (or should I say darkness?): I start work before sunrise and as I finish the sun is starting to set. I therefore don't really see any daylight during the week at the moment and I feel that I am starting…

As long-time readers may remember, I only moved to Cambridgeshire just over a year ago. I didn't know anyone in my local area and had to . I Am Baker, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, Baked Goods, Frosting, Cravings, Community, Cakes, Chocolate
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Happy Cake

As long-time readers may remember, I only moved to Cambridgeshire just over a year ago. I didn't know anyone in my local area and had to make friends from scratch. Luckily, my workplace was full of friendly people in my age group, so I quickly built up a circle of friends. [Sidebar: how does one make new friends as an adult, apart from at work? In a world that is increasingly unsociable unless communication involves an app, where can I find the group of kooky friends that countless sitcoms…

Cake Of The Week: Hummingbird Cake [Low In Saturated Fat] - Trend Cake Toppings 2019 Humingbird Cake Recipe, Recipe For Teens, Hummingbird Cake, I Am Baker, Cake Toppings, Savoury Cake, Saturated Fat, Mini Cakes, Original Recipe
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Hummingbird Cake [Low In Saturated Fat]

I turned 25 last week! Happy birthday to me. It was a fun day of shopping, watching The Hateful Eight and pizza with friends. In the UK and much of Europe, reaching quarter of a century in age means that I am officially no longer a Young Person, and therefore travel and other parts of life are about to get a bit more expensive. 24 was not such a bad age: I got a new job and moved to the city I had been hoping to live in, I went to Stockholm and I experienced my first hangover, to name but a…

Cake Of The Week: Blackberry & Chocolate Cake I Am Baker, Cinnamon Rolls, How To Make Cake, Blackberry, Chocolate Cake, Baked Goods, Baking Recipes, Frosting, Cravings
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Blackberry & Chocolate Cake

If you’ve been keeping up with me on social media, you’ll know that I recently came across a massive stock of blackberries. I’m very new to the area, but a friend of mine who knows it relatively well tipped me off on where to find them. The countryside is not for me, but at least there is a plentiful supply of wild fruit! As you know, I don't really play by the rules when it comes to baking. My new work collegues had been pre-warned that I might bring in cake (about five minutes of my…