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Hi, I want to make a bigger version of Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake (Feast, p269) as part of a stacked wedding cake. Could you please tell me what the ingredients would be for making a 10'' cake or how to scale it up? Thanks, amycakes
Can I successfully double the recipe for Devils Food Cake in Kitchen (p253)?I want to make a 26cm version of this oh so yummy cake for a birthday and need it to be spectacular! I could experiment but don't want to waste ingredients if it doesn't work. Many thanks, cupcake53
Hi, your recipe for Chocolate Fruit Cake (Christmas, p180) is for an 8-inch cake with approximately 2hrs cooking time. I am making this for my wedding cake and need a 10-inch round cake. I believe this would need 1 1/2 times the original quantity but I am stuck for cooking time. I have experimented once and it baked in just over 2 hrs but it burned a little. I have a fan oven that is quite fast, any suggestions? Thanks, Therese
Posted by amycakes. Answered on 9th May 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I recently read in a magazine about ceramic knives and how they practically never need to be sharpened, are very sharp themselves and are excellent in the home kitchen. Are they worth getting, and is a cheaper version still good in terms of durability and quality?
Posted by cheunga. Answered on 8th May 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Nigella's Chocolate Guiness Cake is my entire family's favorite recipe. We have recently moved from Toronto to Denver. The altitude in Denver is over 5000 feet above sea level - an entire mile higher then Toronto. Everytime I've tried this favorite cake it puffs up, falls and turns out in a thin layer that looks life fudge. We really love this recipe and I would LOVE to have your suggestions for how to alter the recipe to be used in high altitude. My family and I both thank you for your help!
Posted by Tdunlop. Answered on 7th May 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer