Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lets make a cake!

Hubby's birthday late last week so of course we needed a cake. To my kids, birthdays are all about the cake (apart from the presents of course) and "what cake should I have for my next birthday" is a topic brought up all too often.

So having exhausted my favourites due to father's day, mother-in-law's birthday and MY birthday, I was keeping my eyes open for something new.

What I came across on Lick the bowl good, was this blueberry lemon marble layer cake. Now, mine doesn't look quite like that, due to fact I made 2 layers instead of three, therefore had leftover blueberry preserve which I mixed into the icing. And I put a layer of sweetened whipped cream in the middle, 'cos I know hubby likes whipped cream. And the actual icing called for more butter than was in the cake, so I ditched that and just made a more simple one with a little butter. So true to form, it's not all that much like it's namesake.

The kids of course,were in on nearly every act:





It was delicious and not very difficult to make. Worth the effort.

Speaking of cakes and refined white sugar, I'm going to try some rapadura, which is apparently unrefined dried sugar cane (or sugar cane juice?), I need to find out some more about it. But it retains all it's nutrients and can (apparently) prevent the insulin swings brought on by consumption of refined sugar.

Jo at Quirky cooking gives a run down on different sweeteners including rapadura. It's something I want to look into in my quest to feed my family foods that are less refined......above cake excluded, obviously.

Watch this space.


louisalowry said...

Happy birthday Uncle J!!! Can't wait for Christmas.

ms lottie said...

Yum! Happy birthday, J. If we'd known the cake would look that good, we might just have dropped in for the celebration!
PS nice plate ;)

Cat J B said...

Hehe, thought you might recognise it...

Momma Such said...

Yummy! Now I'm hungry! :)
I think you did a really good job!

Kath Lockett said...

Can you believe that this is the first time I've seen one of your photographs/recipes and don't feel hungry?

Don't blame yourself - I've had a viral thingy that meant that the sick-bucket and I had a far-too intimate relationship over the weekend, and even vegemite toast looks like a challenge....

m.e (Cathie) said...

mmm, that does look good and the kids faces! love how excited they look :) would also love to know more about that sugar.

Cat J B said...

Thanks for the kind comments ladies :). Kath, hope you're on the does chocolate look when you're feeling like that??
I'll be getting some rapadura in shortly and will report back.

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