Sunday, 24 June 2012

Vanilla and Chocolate Mini Tea Cakes


The theme for this month's Forever Nigella is 'Afternoon Tea'.  I knew immediately that I wanted to use my Williams-Sonoma mini tea cake pan that I bought from America. I made 2 flavours - vanilla and chocolate as you just can't beat the classics. I used Nigella's spruced up vaniila cake recipe and old fashioned chocolate cake recipe both of which I've made previously with good success and this was no exception. The cakes were delightfully moist and tasty but the real wow factor came from the shape of the cakes. How cute are they?

Forever Nigella #16 is being hosted by Fleur from Homemade by Fleur. This month's challenge is to prepare and blog any Nigella Lawson recipe with the theme of 'Afternoon Tea'.  Forever Nigella is organised by Sarah from Maison Cupcake.



 My Williams-Sonoma Mini Tea Cake Pan

 I bought this mini ice cream scoop which is called a cookie scoop from the same store - it's perfect for filling these cakes, 1 scoop per cake! 

 ready to go in the oven 


 fresh from the oven... will they come out of the pan easily? 

 The chocolate version

 hurrah! no sticking to the pan at all 

 a dusting of icing sugar increases the wow factor :) 


34 comments:

  1. Wow, these look gorgeous! I remember making eyes at your mini cake pan when you told us about it - great to see it's being put to good use :D

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    1. I am totally in love with this pan :) I'm busy planning other occasions to use the tin!

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  2. O wow I love this pan what a cute idea, you always make such lovely treats :)

    Nom! X

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  3. These little beauties look amazing. LOVE the tin and mini ice cream scoop. But what I really love is that you have just left them plain. It would be so easy to decorate these, and yes that would look great too, but sometimes a little bit of sponge cake (without icing) is just what is called for. Thank you for entering this months Forever Nigella.

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    1. I did think about decorating them but I ran out of time and my decorating skills are very amateurish. Sometimes you just cant beat plain and simple especially with bundt cakes where the shape is the wow factor. Thanks for hosting Forever Nigella!

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  4. I love all these minis look awesome!!

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  5. The mini teacakes are so cute and yummy looking.

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    1. Thanks! They are deceiving in size as I ended up eating half a dozen of these!

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  6. Thanks for sharing, this is great for a tea party :). Also wanted to share some cake recipes at "everything-cake.com"

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  7. What a fantastic cake pan - the results look pretty good too!

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure I'll be using this pan again and again :)

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  8. Wow those look really good, I want a fancy cake tin now! :)

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    1. Thanks! I love fancy cake tins :)

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  9. I'm so jealous of your tea cake pan! They all look so cute and have turned out perfectly.

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    1. Thanks! I knew I had to buy it when I saw it. Never mind that it's quite heavy to carry in a suitcase!

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  10. I love the look of that tin - those mini cakes are insanely cute!

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    1. Thanks - they really are super cute, aren't they? :)

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  11. I love that baking tin - I'm such a sucker for thing like that! The cakes look really cute - and beautiful all piled up together. I do like that Nigella recipe for 'spruced up vanilla cake' - I've used it a couple of times and it's a great texture!

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    1. I'm a complete sucker for things like this too! Nigella recipes have always worked for me.

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  12. The new pan is rather posh! Loving the cakes they are so cute and tiny and perfectly mouth sized.

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    1. Thanks! Problem with perfectly mouth sized is a lot of them end up in my mouth! :)

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  13. What a fantastic idea for afternoon tea, and so cute, too!

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    1. I want to have a weekly afternoon tea party now so I can bake these more often :)

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  14. I absolutely want one of those cake pans! Those moulds look adorable! Thanks for taking part in Forever Nigella x

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    1. I'm so pleased I bought this mould. There were a few I wanted which I will probably buy when I next visit America but I couldn't resist this one. x

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  15. Ah, this mould looks so cool - at first I was so shocked thinking it must have taken days to make so many dainty little cakes in different shapes... it never occurred to me that maybe they made a mould specifically like this. What a fun thing to have!

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    1. LOL I would not spend days making these! I had these done in an evening - very quick and simple. The mould is amazing, I'm so pleased I bought it :)

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  16. So cute!

    http://agirlinherkitchen.blogspot.com/

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