Jeanette's Cakes

Baking Recipes

Vanilla Cupcakes

2 cups cake or pastry flour 1 cup all purpose flour 20ml baking powder 2.5ml salt 230g butter (at room temperature) 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 238ml buttermilk 5ml vanilla extract Method: Preheat oven to 325F – 160C Weigh the butter into the mixer bowl Measure the sugar into a stainless bowl Beat the…

Choux Pastry

  Set oven to 230C   Choux Pastry: 250ml All purpose flour 250ml water 125g Butter (cut into 1 cm blocks) 2ml salt 5ml Sugar (for sweet pastry) 4 Large eggs ( may need more)   Method:   Sift flour into a mixing bowl. Put water, butter, salt and sugar in to a medium sized…

Orange Chiffon Cake

Ingredients: 6 large eggs separated plus 1 (30 grams) additional egg white 2 1/4 cups (225 grams) sifted cake flour 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) superfine white (castor) sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable oil or canola oil 3/4 cup (180 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice (2 –…

Strawberry Chiffon Cake

Ingredients: 1 Cup Cake Flour (120g) 1/2 + 2 tablespoons Cup Granulated Sugar Tablespoons (125g) +2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar(25g) 5 ml Baking Powder (5g) 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil (60ml) 4 Egg Yolks Large (72g) 6 Egg Whites Large(180g) ¼ teaspoon Cream of Tartar 1.25ml 1 teaspoon Vanille Extract 5ml 1/3 cup Strawberry…

Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake

1 cup fresh grated ginger 3 cups (420 grams) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) sugar 2/3 cups unsulfured molasses 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled a bit 1/3 cup hot water   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a…

Chocolate cake – rich and moist

Once you have your basic white cake recipe you will need a great chocolate cake recipe. I have tried and tested so many recipes and this is the one for me. It is very moist, has a rich chocolate flavour and a beautiful dark brown colour. This chocolate cake can be baked well ahead of…

Classic vanilla butter cake

Every baker needs a classic vanilla cake recipe in their recipe book. This is my go to recipe when I want to make a white cake. It has a beautiful fine crumb, and it is moist and flavourful. I have tested many recipes and this is the one. 2 cups pastry flour 1 cup all…