The Cook Book

English Recipes

Summer celebration cake

Summer celebration cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients Easy vanilla cake mix (see recipe below – you won’t need the syrup) 2 x 170g punnets raspberries 225g punnet blueberries 225g tub crème fraîche icing sugar (optional)

Peek a boo Battenberg cake

Peek-a-boo Battenberg cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 225g very soft salted butter, plus a little extra for greasing 225g golden caster sugar 225g self-raising flour 85g ground almonds 3 large eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract

Chococcino cake

Chococcino cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 200g soft, butter, plus extra for greasing 1 tsp baking powder 85g good-quality cocoa powder, such as Cafédirect or Green & Black’s 140g self-raising flour 200g golden caster

Wedding cake – zingy lemon

Wedding cake – zingy lemon Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 350g unsalted butter, softened 350g golden caster sugar 6 eggs, beaten 140g plain flour 280g self-raising flour zest of 4 lemons, juice of 3 (about 100ml/3½fl oz) zest

Passion cake

Passion cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 150ml sunflower oil, plus a little extra for the tin 300g self-raising flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 300g caster sugar 50g desiccated coconut 2

Double the love chocolate cake

Double-the-love chocolate cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 400g butter 200g plain chocolate 700g plain flour 800g caster sugar 100g cocoa 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 4 large eggs 400ml buttermilk 2 x 200g bars white

Simple elegance wedding cake

Simple elegance wedding cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 5 x ingredients for Easy vanilla cake (see ‘Goes well with’ recipe below) 5 x ingredients for Basic vanilla buttercream (see recipe below) 340g/12oz jar strawberry jam, optional

Raspberry spice cake

Raspberry spice cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 250g pack butter, softened 450g plain flour 140g golden caster sugar 140g light soft brown sugar 5 large eggs 4 tbsp honey 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp

Fruity flag traybake

Fruity flag traybake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 100g butter or baking spread (Stork for cakes), softened, plus extra for the tin 175g self-raising flour 50g ground almonds 2 tsp baking powder 4 large eggs 225g

Blackberry almond meringue cake

Blackberry & almond meringue cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 200g butter, softened 200g golden caster sugar 200g self-raising flour 50g ground almonds 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks, beaten 2-4 tbsp milk 150g punnet blackberries 2 egg

Raspberry red velvet cake

Raspberry red velvet cake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 280g golden caster sugar 175g butter, softened 3 large eggs 280g self-raising flour 75g cocoa powder 150ml buttermilk 1 tsp white wine vinegar 85g full-fat cream cheese 75g