The photography in the book is inviting and makes you want to get baking. I decided to try the plum and nectarine upside down cake. I would love to show you a picture, but I'm afraid it didn't go quite to plan. Not the books fault I might add. Just mine. I used a slightly smaller cake tin than recommended (note I did not listen to Eric) which resulted in a well cooked cake on the sides and top, but not cooked in the middle. Not to worry, I served it us as plum and nectarine mash cake and my boys were more than happy with the result! The recipe didn't use less fat or sugar than I would normally use in such a recipe, but it did contain fruit. I guess life is all about moderation and if you have some cake with your fruit it is ok.
|Mine might not have looked as pretty but it tasted good!|
At the front of the book, there is a section on ingredients as well as cake dos and don'ts. This covers the different terms in making and some handy advice on sugar temperatures.
The book is then split into sections including muffins and cupcakes, biscuits, flapjacks, cakes and meringues. There are recipes for both the novice and experienced baker.
I will certainly be trying out some more of these bakes in the future and I like the idea of combining fruit and nuts into a bake to make it a slightly healthier treat. You can purchase Have Your Cake And Eat It From Amazon.
I am also excited to announce that I have a copy of the book to giveaway to one of my readers. Just complete the Gleam entry below. Good Luck!
Have Your Cake And Eat It