Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Baking with Bob - a bit posher for a birthday party

Had the kids over night last night when we made apple pies and Bob has a birthday party this afternoon so I decided we would make him some cakes that looked a bit posher than the norm.

We used an easy recipe as the kids are more comfortable with this.

So we added 6oz olive oil for a change from sunflower oil to a bowl and stirred in 6oz doves farm flour, 5 oz brown sugar and 2 egg replacer eggs. Whilst Bob and I were preparing this Fifi was happily cutting up half a bar of carob to add into them, so this was all mixed together and we added a bit of oatly chocolate milk to get a good consistency.
into the bowl

chopped up carob

stir it all together

We then oiled our Giles & Posner cup cake maker and cooked them up.

 We then melted a bar of Kinnerton chocolate, dipped the cakes in and then into some sprinkles.

We were  going to put butter icing on them...but the icing sugar I have "may contain traces of egg" so its no use for Bob, will need to check other makes when Im in the supermarket shopping next time.

and voilĂ !  the finished items

Yes. some of them have the chocolate on the bottom cos that was the way Bob did them, but why worry.

The items used in this post were supplied by Giles & Posner and Healthy Supplies.


  1. These look yummy! What is Carob like as a chocolate substitute? I've genuinely never eaten the stuff, but as a healthy alternative, it sounds like a great idea. That and because chocolate has dairy in it, and I'm trying to avoid the stuff. Great post as always!

  2. it is Kay, but rather an acquired taste, it is bitter to eat on its own, but great it cooking. If you want to eat it, Bob will, my son will, but daughters and granddaughters wont it it as is strong, but pleanty of people do. if you want to try it try the mint http://www.healthysupplies.co.uk/index.php?subframe=page&pagename=carob-bar-mint-siesta&searchphrase=50g+carob&searchfrom=0&searchto=50 or orange http://www.healthysupplies.co.uk/index.php?subframe=page&pagename=carob-bar-orange-siesta&searchphrase=50g+carob&searchfrom=0&searchto=50 or alternatively the Kinnerton is very normal tasting.

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  4. thank you Merry, I am quite proud of it, is growing quite quick


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