A Yummy Jam and Coconut Sponge Recipe

A Yummy Jam and Coconut Sponge Recipe

BakingBar’s owner, David Purdon, shares with us his fantastic recipe to make Jam and coconut sponge (trust us, it’s delicious). We highly reccomend heading over to the BakingBar site, or following them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for top tips and drool-inducing photos of sweet treats. Over to you David!

A Yummy Jam and Coconut Sponge Recipe

This cake can be made in a traditional round cake form or in a loaf tin. I love loaf tin cakes as they slice so neatly and are easy to serve alongside a cup of tea.

The ingredients

175g Butter

175g Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

2tsp Vanilla Extract/Essence

175g NEILL’S® Self Raising Flour

Half a Jar of your favourite Strawberry Jam

100g Desiccated Coconut

The how-to:

1. Preheat oven to 180c.

2. Lightly grease a loaf tin.

3. Cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and pale.

4. Beat in the eggs one a time until well combined.

5. Beat in the vanilla extract.

6. Fold in the sieved flour.

7. Pour the cake batter into the prepared loaf tin. Spread out evenly.

8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 40 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

9. Allow to cool for 15 mins before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.

10. Once cool cover with the strawberry jam ensuring the cake is well covered.

11. Sprinkle the top and sides with the desiccated coconut. Press the coconut lightly against the cake to help it stick. Store in a air tight tin or box.

You’re done!

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5 Delicious Dairy-free Dessert Recipes

5 Delicious Dairy-free Dessert Recipes

Those with lactose intolerance or who suffer allergies when consuming dairy products will typically embark on a dairy-free diet. But dietary adjustments do not mean that sweet treats have to be foregone! Desserts can be made with dairy substitutes and still taste as good as those made with dairy! (Actually, most foodies will not even be able to tell the difference!)

Here are some dairy-free dessert recipes to follow!

1. Strawberry cheesecake

You can have your slice of strawberry cheesecake and eat it too…Even if you have dairy allergies or are lactose intolerant. There is not a trace of dairy in this cheesecake so you can put your worries aside and get down to the serious business of eating it.

2. Brownies

Love chocolate? Indulge in some chocolatey goodness with this fudgy brownie, which can even be made vegan. Meaning more brownie for everyone! (or for you)  

3. Coconut sponge cake

If you are craving some simple yet comforting sponge cake, try out this coconut delight!

4. Blueberry muffin

Amazing muffins that use dairy-free milk, such as soy milk, almond milk, oat milk and rice milk. A great blueberry muffin recipe to check out!

5. Lemon curd tart

Fancy a dairy free dessert with a burst of citrus flavours? This lemon curd tart is the answer to both that question and also to what I'll be having tonight. Yum.

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