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Vintage Plates with Vintage Cake Recipes!
On overcast Autumn days what better thing to do than bake cakes? Today I've popped a vintage flapjack recipe from my Gran's Revo Cookbook c.1957 in the oven, along with a modern day marmalade cake. Both are incredibly simple to make, why not have a go?
Marmalade Cake Recipe You will need a 1lb loaf tin, greased and lined.
For the topping: Icing sugar mixed with juice from the orange to a thick consistency Jelly Fruits to decorate is you wish (If you wish to use full fat margarine and sugar that works fine.)
1. Rub the fat into the flour, baking powder and sugar, until it resembles breadcrumbs 2. Whisk in everything else with an electric hand whisk to form a relatively thick batter. 3. Pour into the tin and bake at 175c fan oven for around 55 minutes or until golden (when a skewer comes out clean it's done.) 4. When cool, ice and decorate
When it came to the flapjacks I altered the recipe from margarine to butter as I had some to use up, and again changed the sugar to soft brown, and the syrup to honey, I also popped in the apricots to use them up too!! So this recipe is not exactly as it appears in the book. Apricot Flapjacks Greased and lined 6" round or square tin 3oz Butter 2oz Soft brown sugar 2oz Honey 8oz Rolled Oats 3 oz snipped ready to eat Apricots.
Melt the butter, sugar and honey over a low heat. Stir in the oats and fruit until well covered. Press into the tin and bake at 175c Fan oven for 20 - 25 mins. Leave to cool, then cut into 10 pieces.