This is the new book for The Cake Slice Bakers. We will be baking from this book for the next twelve months. Doesn't it look pretty? I have high hopes...
Our first bake from the book was the Shoo-Fly Cake. This is a treacle cake with a crumb topping apparently named after Shoo-Fly pie which had a sticky topping which would attract the flies as it cooled.
I was rather underwhelmed with this cake, unfortunately. Firstly, I made it for Dad's birthday and it just looked plain ugly so that was disappointing. Secondly, the flavour was okay but nothing very exciting and it doesn't have the lovely stickiness I would expect from a dense treacle cake.
I won't be making it again.
Onwards and upwards - I'm hoping the next bake from the book will be an improvement.
If you want to see some other opinions of this cake - have a look at The Cake Slice Blogroll.