Friday, September 27, 2013

Seed Cake...

I thought I'd share a good, old fashioned recipe with you. If you saw the post, a couple of days ago, you would see that I made my mum a cake for her birthday. 

My nan used to make the cake, but hasn't baked it in about 20 years. So I had a little play around over the weekend, to perfect the recipe. Then went ahead and made my mum a Carroway Seed Cake. 

If you've never tried it before, it has a very distinctive flavour. My husband describes it as 'almost liquorice'. I don't agree, but I can't think of any other way to describe it!

Here is the recipe for....

Carroway Seed Cake


200g of Plain flour
200g of Caster Sugar
220g of Cooking Margarine
4 medium eggs
1.5 teaspoon of Baking powder
half a cup of Carroway Seeds (Approx. 50g)
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence


(oops, almost forgot. Add the vanilla essence last, just before you put it in the cake tin)

Bake in the centre of the oven, gas mark 6, electric 200, for 50-60 minutes (or until a tester comes out clean). If you find the cake is cooked on top, but still needs more in the middle, cover the top with some greaseproof paper. It will shield the top from burning.

Take out the and allow to cool a little, before removing from the tin.

Unbelievably.........I don't have a picture of the finished product!! I will share on instagram, the next time I make one. 

It needs nothing added to it, no icing or decoration. Just eat it as it is.

I do hope you have a go, it's delicious

x Ojo x

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