Apple cake

Apple cake
Apple cake (three apples)
Apple cake (four apples)
Apple cake (four apples)

The guided recipe for apple cake is so simple and here is the result….a lovely tea cake, deliciously light and crisp on the top. It’s done in 20 seconds in the Thermomix  and the only hard part is peeling and quartering three apples to lay on top. The sponge is light and the apples are soft but still firm. Can imagine with whipped cream, it would make an awesome dessert. This afternoon  dinner is cooked (sweet and sour fish) mac and cheese with tuna cooked for kids afternoon tea and this apple cake made for lunchboxes. Would not have attempted more than one of these dishes before we had the Thermomix. Even had time to clean up the kitchen while the Thermomix did all the work.  Notes for next time : no need to push apples into cake or reduce sugar, use four apples instead of three.Some apples work better, pacific rose too crunchy and granny smiths too tart, gala works well, best not to slice too thick so the apples soften while cooking.

Apple cake
Apple cake

Torta caprese (Gluten free chocolate cake)

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Torte caprese

We tried this gluten free chocolate torte at the last thermomix course and it was delicious and decadent. So it was definately on the list to make. It is an almond flour based chocolate torte and another simple another guided thermomix recipe. Was a little sweet, should reduce sugar next time. Chocolate ganache not set because  we couldn’t wait for the cake to cool so it was spread into a hot cake. A lovely cake for afternoon tea and kept in fridge for lunchbox treats.

Caribbean carrot cake

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing
Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

This is a carribean carrot cake, made using the guided recipes, super quick because the thermomix grates the carrot and mixes all the other ingredients with carrots, I reduced sugar and used assorted activated nuts instead of walnuts. Great recipe and made up two loaf tins instead of one round cake, reduced cooking time slightly. Here is the pic of the very last slice before it was demolished.

Chocolate cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes
Chocolate cupcakes

Our favourite chocolate cupcake recipe converted for the thermomix, so quick to make up 3 trays of chocolate cupcakes made for concert baking.  One batch of 36 all done in one bowl! And the best part is the quick self clean bowl  and   very few dishes as all ingredients are measured directly into the bowl.

Simple Chocolate Cupcakes (makes 12)

  • 3/4 c flour (100g)
  • 1/4 c cocoa  (35g)
  • 1/2 c sugar (100g)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 80g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c milk
  1. Preheat oven to 160 C. Line 12 muffins trays with cases.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to TM bowl, pulse a couple times then add wet ingredients and  mix on speed 5-6 till combined. ( can double or triple qtys )
  3. Bake 160 C , 15-18 mins for normal size cupcakes, 10-12 mins for mini cupcakes

Banana bread

Banana bread
Banana bread

Deliciously moist and whipped up quickly in seconds. Reduced sugar in loaf to 120gms.  Wonderful popped  into kids lunch boxes and again followed  thermomix guided recipe. Note : have made this with milk instead of buttermilk  too and still turns out fantastic.