Monday 26 November 2012

Cranberry Pound Cake

It was my birthday last Saturday, the boys told me on Friday night that they wanted to bake me a cake. I did not have much ingredients at home, so I settled for a very simple cranberry pound cake recipe, after looking at what I have.

It supposed to be baked in a loaf tin, but I let them use these cupcake cups instead.

The boys did all the work on their own, I only had to give them verbal instructions.

But I was the one who did all the washing up though, lol, maybe I should get them to do it next year if they want to bake me a cake again.

Gifts from the boys. I don't know why my card looks like Angry Bird Space catalog, lol.

They shared the cost of the roses this year and I got five stalks, lol. Love everything I've got. :)

The cakes were decorated by them too, using my birthday toppers. I'm sharing the recipe of the cake below, it's really easy and fast to do. :)


120g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g butter (room temperature)
80g caster sugar
2 eggs
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
100g dried cranberry, roughly chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Preheat oven at 170 degrees celsius. Line base of 8 by 3 inch loaf tin.
  2. Sift together flour and baking powder, set aside.
  3. Mix chopped cranberry with lemon juice in a microwavable bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1  minute. Set aside to cool.
  4. Cream butter and sugar till pale and fluffy.
  5. Add in eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition.
  6. Stir in lemon zest to cranberry mixture.
  7. Fold in cranberry mixture and flour.
  8. Pour into tin and bake for around 40 minutes or till inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • I did not have lemon at home, so I omitted that, taste great too.
  • If you are baking in small cupcake cups like me, it takes about 15 minutes to bake them.
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  1. Awwww...sooo soooooooo sweet! Your boys are realllllyyyy thoughtful! :)

  2. Awww, how sweet. Happy belated birthday - looks like you had the perfect one (minus the cleanup - haha). Mini pound cakes look delicious - can't wait to try it myself. Tell your boys they did a fantastic job! :)

    1. Lol, Tk u, Christine. Hope you like it n I will let them know. :)

  3. Awwww, your boys are so sweet and they did a wonderful job!! <3
    Those cupcakes look so yummy and I am so into cakes and sweet stuff lately, making me drool,lol.

    1. Awwww, Tk u, Rina, I love desserts too. :)

  4. Happy belated birthday! I know even you complaint that you wanna to clean up but inside your heart must be very thoughtful.... So envy you got such good boys... ;)

    1. Tk u, Celine. They are cheeky most of the time though, n I'm forever screaming at them, lol.

  5. Happy birthday! The boys are so very sweet... :)

  6. Happy birthday to you! You are not only good at making bentos, but at cooking or baking all sorts of dishes too! What a fantastic wife and mother!!!

    1. U are too kind, I'm far from one, I enjoy doing these, but I'm terrible at housekeeping.

  7. you have the sweetest boys! they are very thoughtful, lucky you! :D


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