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Introducing our new cakebook
for year November 2015 to October 2016!
Maida Heatter's Cakes
Up for selection for February 2016:
UpsideDown Pineapple Cake - pgs 217-218
Coffee and Cream Sponge Cake - pgs 133-134
Kansas City Chocolate Dream Cake - pgs 73-74
Poppy Seed Cake - pgs 25-26
And here is my Poppy Seed Cake at half the recipe.
Baked it last night, once cooled sufficiently, into the fridge it went.
Using my 4"x4"x5" square chiffon cake pan
it came out of the pan easily and it is a tall cake!
Enjoyed it with my breakfast of fruits, and Indian Borage tea
(which is great for cough and sore throat!)
I should have used two pans but resorted to one
fearing that at half the ingredients there will not be enough
batter to fill two, but I think two pans would have worked out fine too,
cos the cake raised double the height of the cake batter!
While I halved all the ingredients, I maintained the 1/4 cup poppy seeds
because that was exactly the amount I had left over!
Using a serrated knife, I cut the cake into two layers
and cut up the cake into two-bite size pieces,
packed up into three containers, one for home,
two to be given away!
The crumb is dense but not dry and the amount of
poppy seeds great and evenly distributed throughout
the cake, just the way I like it!