Hands up who owns a bread maker machine.
Okay, now hands up who actually USES it?
I have a corner of my kitchen designated for appliances. Appliances that I no longer use. Appliances that bedazzled me with promises of culinary prowess, yet failed to earn their keep. It’s a culinary appliance graveyard. (Looking forlornly at my bread maker, Soda Stream, Breville toaster and myriad of other appliances).
So, yesterday, as I was having a ‘wipe-the-dust-off-the-top-of-things-I-don’t-use’ moment, I reached inside my bread maker to pull out the recipe book and have a flip through.
There were cake recipes. Cake recipes for a bread maker!
Okay, that just goes to show how often I’ve even looked at this. And what excited me more than cake, was realising I had all the ingredients for the recipe.
Raisin Cake For Breadmaker
- 250g plain flour
- 125g white sugar (I switched this to demerara sugar)
- 250ml milk
- 60g butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp raisins (I emptied two packs of kids lunchbox raisins)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/4 tsb salt
I thought it would be fun to make this a little carrot-cakey, so I also added:
- a heaped tsb mixed spice
- large carrot, grated
- Put the milk, butter, eggs and vanilla essence into the loaf tin, then add the remaining ingredients.
- Close the lid, set your machine to ‘Cake’ and go!
- When it’s finished, let it cool for at least 10 minutes in the loaf tin, then remove it and let it cool on a wire rack.
When this cake finished and finally cooled, I flipped it out of its pan and it felt HEAVY. Like brick heavy. Ugh, I was convinced this was a total fail and waste of ingredients.
That said, I’m always willing to give cake a try
Cutting a first slice still left me unconvinced.
It looked stodgy and moist and not all fluffy and cake-like.
Um, still willing to try…
This was amazing.
Think carrot-cake-meets-bread-pudding. SO, SO good!
What’s the damage?
For those of you (us!) following the Slimming World plan, this cake contains 100 syns in total. BUT!!! this easily cuts 14 slices, so just 7 syns per slice. And yes, I know a ‘few’ of those slices may be erm, ‘missing’ from the photo above. What can I say? It was good!
A perfect mid-afternoon treat with a hot cup of tea. Enjoy!