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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One-bowl Cakes

Mix up these speedy cakes made in one bowl, following the directions in the recipes, and you'll effortessly produce the lightest sponges, hearty fruit cakes, muffins or moist sour cream or chocolate cakes. Here is one of one-bowl cakes recipe, STRAWBERRY and CREAM MUFFINS.


2 eggs
1/4 cup oil
2 tbsp strawberry jam
1/4 cup strawberry yoghurt
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 3/4 cups self-raising flour
100 g cream cheese
1/4 cup strawberry jam, extra strawberries, to decorate.


1. Preheat oven to moderate 180 degrees celcius. Brush melted butter or oil into eight 2/3-cup capacity muffin cups.

2. Place eggs, oil, jam, yoghurt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Using a wooden spoon, beat mixture 1 minute or until well combined. Add sifted flour, stir until combined; do not overbeat.

3. Place 2/3 tbsp of mixture into each muffin cup. Cut cheese into eight pieces. Place a piece in the centre of each muffin.
Top each piece with 2 tsp jam. Divide remaining mixture evenly between muffins. Bake for 30 minutes or until muffins are puffed and lightly golden.
Stand 5 minutes in tin before turning onto wire rack to cool. To serve, dust muffins with sifted icing sugar; decorate with strawberries.

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