CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA LOAF CAKE
175g/6oz Low Fat Spread
175g/6oz Caster Sugar
175g/6oz Self Raising Flour
1 tables Baking Powder
2 eggs beaten lightly
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tablesp cocoa powder
Pre heat oven to Gas 4, 180C/160 Fan Oven 350F
Line or grease your loaf tin
In a large bowl add all the ingredients
Whisk with an electric whisk for no longer than 2 minutes
Put all ingredients into the loaf tin
Baking for 40 – 60 minutes or until your skewer comes clean
You can also finish with a sprinkle of icing sugar over the cake
Gas 4, 180C/160 Fan Oven 350F
175g/ Self Raising Flour
175g/ Caster Sugar
175g/ Flora or similar
1 Tablesp Baking Powder
3 Eggs (beaten)
2 Tablesp Milk
Grated Rind of 2 Oranges
½ teasp Vanilla Extract
Heat oven to 180C/Gas4/350F
Place everything above into a mixing bowl and whisk for no more than 2 minutes.
Pour into a greased or lined loaf tin
Bake for approx 40-60 mins, or when your skewer comes out clean
120g Caster Sugar
Juice of the two Oranges
Mix the sugar with the juice of the oranges and heat in pan until it forms a syrup. Make holes in the warm cake and pour syrup over it.
An alternative topping is a whisked carton of Double or Whipping Cream, spread on top of the cake and cover with a broken flake or chocolate chip pieces or like my picture below cover with fruit and finish with a large spoon of creme fresch.
In the 1887-1890 Century the average consumption of sugar was only about 5lbs per person per year!
Cardiovascular disease and cancer was virtually unknown in the early 1900’s.
Now, our sugar consumption has increased to 135lbs per person per year!!!!!
Also between 1939- 1945, during the World War 11, when flour in England was either unrefined or less refined, there was a decline in the death rate of major diseases, such as heart disease.