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  1. Gingerbread cake with orange icing Gingerbread cake with orange icing

    This rich, treacly gingerbread is addictively good and perfect for a bake sale.

  2. Easy chocolate cake Easy chocolate cake

    This is a great recipe for an easy, foolproof chocolate cake. It’s moist and fudgy and will keep well for 4-5 days.

  3. Chocolate crispy cakes Chocolate crispy cakes

    These rice krispie cakes are a doddle to make and are guaranteed to raise hundreds and thousands.

  4. Coffee and walnut cake Coffee and walnut cake

    This classic coffee and walnut cake is topped with an easy espresso-infused butter cream icing.

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Raising hundreds and thousands

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Bicarbonate of soda Foods-bicarbonate_of_soda

Baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are chemical raising agents (as opposed to yeast, which occurs naturally). They give sponges, scones, muffins and some biscuits their light texture.

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Sugar Foods-sugar

Refined sugars include granulated (the coarsest), caster (fine) and icing (a fine powder). Caster sugar, either white or golden, is best for most baking recipes.

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Yeast Foods-yeast

When yeast is given air and food (sugar and flour) in a warm environment, the yeast will grow quickly and produce lots of carbon dioxide causing bread to rise.

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Butter Foods-butter

When a recipe includes butter it's best to use unsalted butter. Salted butters can vary considerably in saltiness, and it’s easier to control the quantity by adding salt separately.

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Margarine Foods-margarine

Baking spread gives excellent results in cakes: choose one with a minimum 58% fat. If you prefer to use butter, it’s important that it’s the right consistency – it should be soft and squishy but not oily.

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Bread Foods-bread

Baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are chemical raising agents (as opposed to yeast, which occurs naturally). They give sponges, scones, muffins and some biscuits their light texture.

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