Mary Berry's easy cakes. Spread the cold cake evenly with the icing, then drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top. This super easy chocolate marble cake recipe has a mocha twist, adding a rich flavour. 1 You will need two 450g (1lb) loaf tins. Measure the ingredients carefully – the cake batter is meant to be quite firm. Some even taste better after a few days, like a ginger cake. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. MARY’S FOOLPROOF TIPS Wash the syrup from the cherries, leave to drain in a sieve and then dry thoroughly on kitchen paper – this prevents them from sinking to the bottom of the cakes during baking. Leave to set. If it is too loose, all the fruit could sink to the bottom of the cakes. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Lightly grease a 900g (2lb) loaf tin. Measure the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat with a hand-held electric mixer for about two minutes, until well blended. We have lots of lovely loaf cake recipes to choose from, including Mary Berry's apple loaf to Rachel Allen's easy carrot cake loaf. Mary Berry's orange cake. METHOD Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts, Lemon Madeira cake with candied peel. Line with a wide strip of non-stick baking parchment to go up the wide sides and over the base. Bake the perfect loaf cake for a teatime treat or a portable snack. Spoon the vanilla and chocolate cake mixtures randomly into the prepared tin until all of the mixture is used up, and gently level the surface. Simply mix all the ingredients except for the blanched almonds together until they are well … Cut into slices to serve. Mary Berry's banana bread. Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3, then grease the tins with butter and line with baking paper. Mary Berry's marble cake Photo: JEAN CAZALES, 7 brilliant batch-cook recipes: great ways to fill the freezer, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, fig and honey toastie recipe, Roasted grapes with squash and lentils recipe, Vegan cauliflower korma with sultanas recipe, Pomegranate and pink grapefruit gin recipe, Spiced granola with amaretti, figs and prunes recipe, Cranberry, cardamom and white chocolate biscotti recipe, Pear paste for a Christmas cheese board recipe, Cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and cavolo nero recipe, Chocolate fudge cake with ginger caramel recipe. To make the icing, melt the butter in a small pan, add the cocoa powder, stir to blend and cook gently for one minute. Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Divide evenly between the two prepared tins and level the tops. Mary Berry trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics. I prefer making two 450g (1lb) loaf cakes, rather than one large cake cooked in a 900g (2lb) loaf tin, as the smaller cakes are less likely to dry out around the edges. Always keep the oven door closed during baking and test the cake for doneness with a skewer. Sprinkle with the almonds. A perfect teatime treat. by Mary Berry. https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/mary-berry-s-lemon-drizzle-cake Read about our approach to external linking. Line with a wide strip of non-stick baking parchment to go up the wide sides and over the base. Loaf cakes also freeze brilliantly, just wrap them well in cling film to keep any air out and eat within 3 months. In a large bowl use an electric whisk to beat the butter until light and fluffy. No comments have so far been submitted. From 'My Kitchen Table: 100 Cakes and Bakes' (BBC, £7.99), by Mary Berry, available at The Telegraph Bookshop, Rose Prince's Baking Club: Battenberg cake. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool down completely. We've got gluten-free loaf cakes and vegan options too. Mary's chocolate cake. Lightly grease a 900g (2lb) loaf tin. Loaf cakes tend to keep well, if wrapped in paper and stored in an airtight tin. Add in the caster sugar … Stir in the milk and icing sugar, then remove from the heat and mix thoroughly. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and hot water together until smooth. Loaf cakes tend to need a long time in the oven for the heat to penetrate the middle, so they are prone to sinking on top. We have lots of lovely loaf cake recipes to choose from, including Mary Berry's apple loaf to Rachel Allen's easy carrot cake loaf. Bake the perfect loaf cake for a teatime treat or a portable snack. Food exclusive: Mary Berry Foolproof Cooking, part one -... or debate this issue live on our message boards. Mary’s Victoria sandwich with buttercream. Published: 00:02 GMT, 7 February 2016 | Updated: 00:02 GMT, 7 February 2016. If necessary, leave the icing on one side, stirring occasionally, to thicken. 3 Bake in the oven for about 1¼ hours or until golden on top and firm to the touch. I prefer making two 450g (1lb) loaf cakes, rather than one large cake cooked in a 900g (2lb) loaf tin, as the smaller cakes are less likely to dry out around the edges. These are perfect for preparing ahead as you can eat one and freeze one for another day. PREPARE AHEAD Can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored in an airtight container. Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack, peel off the lining paper and leave to cool completely. or debate this issue live on our message boards. Allow to cool slightly, then add to one of the bowls of cake mixture, mixing well until evenly blended. 150g (5oz) butter, softened, plus extra for greasing, 200g (7oz) glacé cherries, washed and chopped (see Tips). Spoon half into another bowl and set aside. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, until the cake is well risen, springy to the touch and starting to shrink away from the sides of the tin. If the cherries are still sticky when you chop them, it is worth rinsing and drying them again. 2 Measure all the ingredients (see Tips) except the flaked almonds into a bowl and mix until combined. Cakes and baking.