Farmers wives can all bake! It seems to come with the job. I guess in the olden days, keeping your farmer man going when he was working physically hard was a full time job. It is no wonder that country shows are full of amazing cakes and cookery. I don’t imagine I will ever be as good as some of these women who have devoted their lives to cooking, but still here are some delicious cakes which I have made, for you to whip up for afternoon tea today! Go on – be a devil!
This Passionfruit Shortcake takes me right back to my childhood! My mum used to make this when we had guests coming to visit, and I still love it today. I’ve had lots of people tell me how delicious it is, and you can also replace the passionfruit with lime zest and juice for a tasty twist.
This Sticky Quince and Gingerbread Cake is beautiful and soft, with sticky spots where those delicious quinces are. Get on to it while quinces are still in the shops. Perfect for winter with the ginger flavour giving the cake a little warming kick!
This Pumpkin Spice Cake is a real favourite here in our house, and whenever I make it for the village harvest festival, I always get a good price for it! As you know, I’m always looking for more ways to use up all those pumpkins that the Country Boy grows!
OK, so this isn’t strictly an afternoon tea cake, but it is still worth a mention, because it is so darn delicious! This Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake, was whipped up by Country Boy over three years ago, and still gets trotted out from time to time! The base is amazing! I’m not a big cheesecake fan, but I cannot say no to this!
Just recently I shared this Pumpkin Fruit Cake recipe which was also very popular. It is super easy to make, and we all wolfed it down!
So there you have it! Some delicious cakes to channel your inner farmers wife this fine day (or to just enjoy some cake!). You can also check out my recipe page for a complete list of recipes I have here on the blog – I’m always adding more! Get on to it – toot sweet!
What is your favourite cake? Got any good recipes for me?