Have Your Cake and Eat It!


Because cakes were invented for pure pleasure for our taste-buds, I thought it was about time I put my culinary skills food processor to the test, and baked my first ever cake! I can’t believe that 21 years down the line, I have never successfully made a cake without anyone else’s help… something I think had left me with a bit of a ‘cake-complex’, and which could only be fixed by some serious lone-baking!

I spotted this recipe for Walnut and Coffee cake on Helen’s blog a little while back. For anyone who reads Afeitar, you will know that Helen is an amazing cook, and unlike me, her presentation is always pristine!

The selling point was when Helen mentioned that this particular recipe required little skill, and that you could petty much artfully toss the ingredients into the food processor and a cake would come out! I rarely cook food from scratch (although I’m working to change that!) and certainly never usually bake cakes, so this was like music to my ears… or like sugar to my sweet tooth, as we should probably say when referring to this kind of thing?

For someone who is an absolute amateur when it comes to cooking, the result was pretty impressive – big up my food processor! I don’t feel I can take much credit because I didn’t do much ‘stirring’ etc myself, which makes me feel like I cheated a bit! The recipe was extremely easy to follow, and it made my family like me a little bit more for the day so all around, I’d say, a good result! Haha. Thanks Nigella!

I’m currently plotting my next attack on my family’s tastebuds, and am really excited to get back in the kitchen! I know that some people would say that baking cakes is a bit of a ‘cliche’ thing for a blogger to do, and we can all agree that nothing gets us to an event faster than the mention of ‘cupcakes!’ (woo!) … but this is something I love about the Blogosphere, it has opened me up to some great new hobbies which I really enjoy – so thank you everyone for making my summer that little bit more interesting! Who ever said cliche was a bad thing, anyway?

Happy baking people – be sure to share a picture with me if you decide to try out this recipe! : )

P.S the butter icing tasted AMAZING. I’m not usually a huge fan of coffee cake but I really enjoyed nibbling away at this!


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9 thoughts on “Have Your Cake and Eat It!

  1. I love making cakes, and this one looks delicious (and quite professional) too! I guess what I like about baking in particular is that basic recipes don’t require too much skill, and yet they taste superb.

    xx Carina

  2. Oh my goodness this looks AMAZING! I love coffee and walnut cake and this one looks like a beauty! Who cares if you did it in the food processor, it will still have that homemade taste ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. aww yay I’m glad it turned out well! There are quite a lot of cake recipes that use food processors actually, they are so quick and easy. There is a golden syrup sponge recipe I do in the winter in the food processor. Hmmm yum!

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