Friday, 28 March 2014
One Cup Cake - Not one cupcake or one cake in a cup!!
There have been loads of recipes lately for the ultimate cupcake and how to make one individual cake in a cup in the microwave but this cake is really amazing. It's quick and easy and very moist and tasty.
My friend Val gave me the basic recipe. Basically this cake is called 'One Cup Cake' because you measure almost all of the ingredients in a cup measurer.
Mr R is not normally a great cake eater but I cannot keep this cake in the house (or office for that matter - I took a loaf to work and it disappeared!).
I use an American cup measure but as long as the cup you decide to use is approximately 8 fl oz you should be OK.
I preheat my oven to 180oC and prepare my loaf tin. I use a loaf tin liner but if you don't have one you can grease and flour.
Into a large bowl mix:
1 cup cereal such as Bran Flakes, All Bran, Fruit & Fibre
1 cup sugar (I have used a bit less because my first loaf was very sweet)
1 cup raisins
1 cup milk
1 tsp mixed spices
Leave to sit for about 30 minutes.
1 cup Self Raising flour
Mix all together and pour into prepared loaf pan. The mixture will be quite runny but don't worry.
Bake for approx 35-40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. (my oven took about 50-55 minutes).
When cool slice and serve with a lovely cup of tea. I like a little butter spread on my slices.
To ring the changes you can use a variety of dried fruit. I had some very dry Greek figs so I soaked them overnight in tea. I chopped up the figs and used 1 cup of tea instead of the milk. So far I like this one best.
This tea loaf is so easy to mix you can make one each evening for breakfast the following day!
Have you got a recipe you use whenever time is short and you need something to serve with a nice cup of tea or fresh coffee? Leave a comment below.