You can buy one here at Mothers Direct
If you don't have one stop reading and go buy one right now. I mean you really can't go past a book that is still in print even though it offers an asbestos mat as an alternative cooking method for this cake can you?
Look at the state of this book - it is seriously well used.
I made the cake (which is easier than a packet cake of mix really) I's called the Simplicity Chocolate Cake and has umpteen variations one of which is orange.
I really love using this Queen brand vanilla bean paste rather than vanilla essence - if you look closely you can see specks of vanilla in the batter. It is really special and so easy to substitute.
This cake batter smells SO GOOD I could just sit down and make a meal of it really. But I didn't.
I carefully considered the many available silicon pans and something made me revert to the good old 8 inch spring form tin (you can see the age marks around the edge)
|Here is the finished product|
I ended up using: 300g sugar, rind of one orange grind for 20 seconds at speed 10 then scrape down sides, repeat another 20 seconds at speed 10. Add 150g butter, 1 1/2 tblsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla essence (or paste)
Blend at speed 8 for 20 seconds. Done. And if you lick the bowl I think that takes care of your Weight Watchers fun points for the day - but it really is irresistible!
And it was just what the boy requested. But it was fondly received by lots of other people as well!