Friday, 22 January 2010

Simone's Friday Cake Bake!

Thank you to Sumea for referring to my Friday Bake a Cake Day as 'Simone's Friday Cake Bake.' It flows off the tongue so much easier than the previous name! Thank you also to all of you that said you would like to join in. I only mentioned it tongue in cheek but am pleased to have inspired you to bake a cake for the weekend. I would also like to see what you come up with. It is something to look forward to on a damp and dismal day isn't it?

Today's offering is a Cherry and Sultana Cake. The recipe is from 'The Classic 1000 Cake and Bake Recipes' by Wendy Hobson and published by Foulsham.

I think I will be using this book quite often. I especially like the sound of Tipsy Apricot Cake, Sticky Gingerbread and Golden Cinnamon and Nutmeg Cake.

Have a lovely weekend and if you don't get to bake a cake I hope someone bakes one for you! x


  1. ..or at least buy one! There's no end to your baking talent, eh Simone?! Happy weekend to you! xxx

  2. yum, put the kettle on and i shall be right over! have a great weekend simone x

  3. Well.. now HOW did I miss hearing about THIS?!!! Did I hear "CAKE"??! Why I'm sure I'd love to join in on "Simone's Friday Cake Bake",whenever I can! You should get/make yourself an official button, and I'll see what I can think up for NEXT Friday!
    In the meantime, I'll just have a little piece of yours.. It looks so good! Have a great weekend! ~tina

  4. I baked too ,Simone! Nothing fancy... just some cup cakes with tasty fillings!
    My daughter recently asked me what would I like for my birthday so I suggested the book ' Ladies a plate'!
    It looks a fab book! (see Amazon UK)
    I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

    Have a lovely weekend ;-)

  5. Oh yum! It looks gorgeous Simone and I will definitely try to make a cake this weekend x

  6. I have decided to join you on Friday Cake Bake. This afternoon Jam Tarts!

  7. Do you know I actually thought about baking a cake today!

    Its not too late I guess.

    Have a fab weekend and enjoy that cake!


  8. The jams used in the jam tarts were the end of the seedless raspberry and apricot jam opened to glaze the christmas cake, both Hartley's Jam

  9. I made one ( some ) nowhere near as nice looking as yours though and anything with cinnamon in sounds good to me yum

  10. Mmm- looks very tasty, Simone - just the thing to have with afternoon tea:)

  11. What a fabulous tradition this is becoming Simone. Lovely - my mouth's watering again!

  12. That cake looks Beautiful!! I think I will try and find the book.
    I have been sooo busy this week, I cheated and made a Dutch pancake..a layer of sliced (fresh) peaches and pears with a heavy(ish) batter to top it and a little sugar, it went down very well, but is not a proper cake. Next week I will make a proper cake :o)

    Enjoy the rest of Your weekend xxx is there any cake left?

  13. I love your blog! I love the creative makes, the yummy bakes, and the gorgeous photos!

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    Sharon x

  14. Oooooh, it looks so delicious - on my way around!! I made the Nigella Lemon Drizzle Cake that you showed before Christmas and it was gorgeous! Thanks for the tip:0)

  15. I made one on Sunday. Does that count? I love the way that your cherries look like smiley mouths when you cut the cake!


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