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Choose Your Own Adventure Cake Recipe

Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 1 cake


and then your choice of


  • What I love about approaching baking this way, is that you can commit one base recipe to memory and change up the added little treat to keep it interesting – as if you are the master of 5 cake recipes! Shhh, they’ll never know!
  • Preheat oven to 170C / 340F
  • Melt your butter on a very low gentle heat and turn heat off, allowing to cool.
  • Wet bowl: Beat your eggs and rice syrup for 2 minutes until you can see lots of air bubbles. Use an electric beater.
  • Dry bowl: Put your 2 flours in, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla (if it’s the powder… if you’re using extract, then it should be in the wet bowl) and mix through well.
  • Add your butter to your wet bowl now that it’s a little cooler and stir through gently.
  • Combine both bowls and let stand for one minute. It will thicken.
  • Now, add your flavour choice from above, just stirring in roughly with the spoon.
  • Pop into a baking paper lined loaf tin, muffin cups (mini or large), or an 18 x 24cm baking dish as I did, for a cake about an inch high. Bake for 25-40 minutes, depending on oven and cake tin size. Basically, just keep an eye and do the skewer test. It will come out clean when ready.
  • It’s a sturdy number, so you could bake several batches for birthday cakes and layer with whipped cream or coconut cream and cover with icing and decorate for parties too, I imagine.