Yummy Treat for a Rainy Day

I’ve come down with some sort of a cold, and my husband is such a sweetheart- he decided to bake me a cake!  Baked goods are my one weakness (channeling Dorcas Lane, here), and this was such a delightful treat that it cheered me right up!

He let me select the recipe and the main aim was to use up some close-to-expiring treacle that was in our cupboard. Tucked inside a cabinet was a recipe for Christmas Cake from Mrs Beaton’s Book of Household Management (from 1861), and I picked this recipe so we could try it as a tester for possible Christmas gifts of baked goods.

He baked the whole cake by himself and figured out the recipe conversions himself!  What a darling!  Here we have it with clever decorations (of which he also did)

And here again with a yummy cup of tea

The recipe for this cake is available here.  In the version he baked, he used one cup for the teacup measurement and 2.5 teaspoons of ginger.  I think the other measurements are pretty standard in the recipe.

Yummy!  And was a sweetie to bake me a yummy treat!

5 Comments on Yummy Treat for a Rainy Day

  1. Libby Gohn
    November 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Gosh, I need to get married! I hope you feel better soon.

  2. Jill
    November 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm (5 years ago)

    Aww, it looks PERFECT! I need to get Matt’s secret for how to make such a splendid bundt!

  3. Tasha
    November 7, 2011 at 6:31 am (5 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, is that ever completely adorable! Both the cake with decorations, and the act of baking it. What a sweetheart!

  4. Elisha
    November 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Haha! What a cute husband you have!

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