I hope everyone is well. I added to my baking at the weekend by making some lemon cake. I was going to see my Nan after work on Monday, and she loves lemon things, so I decided that it was good timing as I could take some to her.
A while ago I was sent a lovely package from American Soda, and it included a mix for lemon cake. I love lemon and poppyseed, so I added some in, and I love marmalade cakes, and I had some lemon marmalade that my Mum had made, so I added some of that in too (about 2 tbs I would think).
The mix was very easy- add in oil, water and eggs, mix, and bake. I baked it in a brownie pan, but there were directions for other shape and sized tins.
When I am bringing cake to work I have found that people prefer it in cake cases, no idea why! But then it makes them look more pretty too. I left some plain, and wrapped them for my Nan, but I decided to make some icing for the rest. I mixed a couple of tbs of lemon marmalade with the juice from a small lime, and then added icing sugar (maybe around a cup) until it formed an icing.
The rest I boxed up to take to work today.
I tried a few off-cuts and it was nice- quite lemony. I don’t normally go for box cake mixes, but for when you are in a hurry they are good.
At the weekend I caved in and ordered from cream supplies as I saw they had pumpkin spice syrup in stock. Well, it arrived yesterday- I didn’t think the bottle would be that big! I really should pay more attention! I am thinking that is far too many lattes, so I think I will have to be adding it to icing and things. Any ideas, let me know! (Also some tea to have in my cupboard at work)
And finally, I also placed an order on i-herb, which I am most excited about. Last Christmas I took part in a blogger secret santa, and as part of that Jemma sent me some amazing gingerbread spice tea. I had seen other teas by the same brand in little shops over here, but never the gingerbread one, and I was so sad when I used all the tea-bags. I was browsing i-herb the other evening and noticed they had it in stock! It is a holiday one I think, or “seasonal”. Anyway, I have ordered some- it really is such a delicious tea and I am sure it would make yummy lattes too. (Code QOC914 for $5 off if you have never shopped with them before).
So, what can I do with all that syrup? I am sure I can add it to icing, but not sure what else!