No... it's not a Star Wars theme... although I'm surprised we didn't get any R2D2 cakes...
This month's Bolton Clandestine Cake Club was kindly sponsored by Yorkshire Tea so running with the 'tea' theme I decided to look at other goods which were first imported in the heyday of the great British Empire. At it's height, the empire comprised of over a fifth of the world's population, a quarter of the earth's surface and free trade and industrialisation meant that its inhabitants were exposed to many new foods and manufactured products not available in their own countries. Tea didn't grow in Bolton you know...
We went back to Suzanna's in Blackrod, where I have never seen such excited chefs! They had sampled some our baked goodies back in July last year, and were eager to get in on the cakey action once again. The staff were fabulous, and even made us our Yorkshire tea in our branded cups.
As always, our members ran with the theme and came with a huge variety of different cakes. We had about eighteen, which included:
- Bahamian Pineapple Bundt Cake
- Guinness Cake
- Lime and Coconut Cake
- Almond and Cinnamon Cake
- Earl Grey Tea Cake
- Orange Cake
- Chocolate Green Tea Cake
- Spice Mocha Cake
- Spiced Banana, Rum and Pecan Cake
- Choca Moche Marble Cake
- Green Tea Cake
- Cardamom and Mango Yoghurt Cake
- Four Spice Chocolate Cake
- Almond Cake with Chocolate Orange Buttercream
- South African Mango Cake
- Spiced Chocolate Cake
- Spiced Choc Chip Cake with Rum Chocolate Ganache
- Sweet Chocolate Curry Cake
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