Cakes have to follow the laws of physics too!

Yesterday, in the spirit of learning how to bake before The Little Village Bakery is released (see this post) I decided to try a recipe a friend had recommended as pretty much the easiest cake in the world to make. This post is about my attempt at Weetabix cake.  The recipe is here:

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 225g sugar
  • 200g dried mixed fruit
  • 2 Weetabix, crushed
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 275ml milk
  • 1 egg, beaten

    Method

  1. Measure out all the dried ingredients into a large bowl
  2. Pour in the milk and egg and mix well (the mixture will look like a lumpy batter)
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin
  4. Bake at 130’C/Gas mark 3 for around 1hr 15 minutes, until it is firm to touch, golden brown and a skewer or knife comes out clean
  5. Once cooked, turn out of the tin onto a wire rack and remove the greaseproof paper
  6. Cut into slices when cool

It literally was a case of throwing everything in the bowl and slamming it in the oven. It doesn’t look pretty when it comes out, is so dense it might just be creating its own gravity, and cutting into it is a bit like trying to slice through an old shoe, but it actually tastes quite good.  It has the benefit of having actual healthy ingredients in it and the (probably misguided) virtue of being low fat, so if I scoff three slices straight from the oven, that won’t hurt… will it?IMG_2994

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