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BakingMad about bake sales

Pudsey cakeWe love nothing more than getting our bake on for a charity bake sale and with Children In Need this Friday that is exactly what we plan to do. We are not alone though as this year many famous faces are also doing the same all for a fantastic cause.

Nick Grimshaw, Fern Cotton, Tess Daly, Terry Wogan, Matt Baker and Alex Jones have taken it upon themselves to champion their favourite bakes and encourage everyone to take part in baking together to raise money for Children In Need. Each celebrity is heading up their own team and are encouraging bakers to share on twitter their favourite cakes using special baking related hashtags.

Nick Grimshaw is backing the delicious chocolate cake #TeamChocolateCake, Fern Cotton is taking on the yummy carrot cake #TeamCarrotCake, whilst Tess Daly fancies the traditional victoria sponge #TeamVictoriaSponge. Children In Need veteran Terry Wogan loves a tasty lemon drizzle cake #TeamLemonDrizzle and One Show hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones are championing the might fruit cake #TeamFruitCake and colourful battenburg #TeamBattenburg.

But which camp do you sit in? If like us you really can’t pick between them all why not combine Tess and Terry’s favourite by baking our Pudsey Bear Lemon Sponge Cake.

For bake sale recipe inspiration for all of these popular cakes click below.

Chocolate Cake
Carrot Cake
Victoria Sponge
Lemon Drizzle
Fruit Cake
Battenburg

Make the most of Molasses

Molasses is a dark brown type of sugar made from sugar cane. It has a deep, strong flavour is attained through it’s high content of natural cane molasses.

Molasses is perfect to use in marinadeschutneys and pickles along with rich fruit cakesmincemeat and gingerbread. It adds a distinct deep and rich flavour to your baking that no other ingredient can match.

We recommend using unrefined natural cane molasses such as Billington’s. Unrefined sugar cane retains a natural locked in flavour and colour which refined brown sugar loses in the refining process. You can find Billington’s molasses in all major supermarkets.

Why not try the following recipes which include Molasses sugar and discover the incredible flavour for yourself?

Molasses is a great ingredient in sticky sauces and marinades.

Discover the depth it can add to your fruit cakes.

If you’d like any more tips and advice on using molasses simply leave your question below!

Happy Baking!