26 February 2012

golden syrup cake

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Hello






Have you heard of golden syrup? Its quite amazing and I hadn't heard of it before this recipe. Well I had heard of it but I had never used it, because I'm in America and it is more of a UK thing. It's kind of like honey, in texture but tastes like liquid gold. 




This cake is simple and rustic with the greatest frosting. The cake is good, buttery and soft. The frosting is what makes it though. The golden syrup makes it slightly sticky and a much richer flavor than my normal buttercream.




One of the reasons I bought the golden syrup was honestly not for the syrup at all but for the can. What classy packaging? I thought. Not like the normal plastic squeezy bottles, white bags and jar with off brand labels I'm used to seeing.



So today and tomorrow are my days off. I've planned out, picked out props and started recipe prepping for three different photoshoots to do tomorrow. Well, two are quite simple so hopefully it won't be too much of a task. I can't photograph during the week, too dark when I come home from work, so I cram as much as I can into my days off. Wish me luck!







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recipe from Lyle's Golden Syrup

56 comments:

Ana Magdalena said...

this cake looks delish, I need to try it.

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Sue/the view from great island said...

That's a beautiful little cake, and while I've seen that beautiful can of syrup, I've never used it in anything. I'm popping out tomorrow to buy some!

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

Looks delicious, though golden syrup is more of a New Zealand/Australia thing, too :-) It's nice to see a recipe that calls for it!

jas - the gluten free scallywag said...

Oooo I love golden syrup! we always had it on pancakes as kids (used all the time here in Oz, whereas molasses and treacle are rarely used unless making gingerbread!) I can't wait to try this recipe out - it looks gorgeous. I love your photographs, always so visually stunning.

alina_who said...

Gooorgeous photos!

theshelledpea said...

Did you use self-rising flour?

girl in the poodle shoes said...

That. looks. delicious. Clearly I need to try this.

Best,
Casey
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Liz said...

This looks fantastic, I must try it
I'm in the UK and always have a tin of golden syrup in the cupboard as it really is "liquid gold", and we use it quite often in cakes and cookies etc.
One of the amazing things about golden syrup, though, is this loaf cake- you can actually buy it and it tastes soooo good! it looks kind of like a little loaf of bread, but is very soft and has a syrupy glaze on top. great with butter. If you can get your hands on it, I would highly recommend it.. off to eat some now...

sorry for such a long comment
Liz
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london bakes said...

I love golden syrup even if it is very hard to stop myself from sneaking spoonfuls when I'm baking with it. The smell of a golden syrup cake baking is so evocative too.

LissyLou said...

oh my - yum yum

Sarah said...

I love golden syrup, especially on crumpets with butter! Lovely photos and cake.

Anonymous said...

I live in the US and I've never heard of golden syrup. I'm sure I can find it in an ex-pat store somewhere. :) The texture of your cake looks perfect!

Julia said...

I just made this, and unfortunately the cake didn´t rise at all, it came out of the oven looking like a flat pancake. While making it I ended up with a pretty small amount of dough, which pretty much stayed that way after baking. I noticed that the recipe doesn´t include any baking powder - is the dough supposed to rise anyway?

Nicole Franzen// La Buena Vida said...

love this :) must try. My bf is from England and he raves about Golden Syrup. We put some in crepes the other day. Lovely shots as usual

Nataly said...

It's amazing how sweet it looks!!!!

Inés said...

Lovely photos and cake. Yum. Yum.
Hope you’re having a great start to the week

Big hugs!
Inés

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All Things Yummy said...

I've seen Nigella use golden syrup and I've wondered about it. I'll have to try it.

sarah aka. lamb411 said...

Does golden syrup go by other names in the grocery store? What is a substitute?

thelittleloaf said...

I can't believe you've never had golden syrup before! It's a staple of British baking and always makes me think of when I was little...love love LOVE it. Next on your list of things to try has to be treacle tart made with golden syrup - it's heavenly :-)

Jennifurla said...

Never had this, but now I want to - great styling!

nadiart{web} said...

Oui j'adore le sirop de maïs dans les glaçages ! Il a le sirop clair et ambré ^_^ Ton gâteau est vraiment beau et surtout il semble trop bon Miam ! Merci pour ce shooting de photos, je les adore ♡ Bonne chance pour la prochaine recette, tu es formidable pour moi et c'est grâce à toi que je suis devenue bloggeuse.

Anonymous said...

I love the buttery light of these photos. They are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

The cake looks delicious and I love the pictures; they sure say it all. Now if you ever need anyone to sample your great food, I'm there for you.

Emily (Adeline and Lumiere) said...

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Any cake/biscuits with golden syrup in it is ALWAYS gonig to be amazing... I can't belive it's not that common in the states!

Emma Galloway said...

I grew up in New Zealand eating golden syrup drizzled over pikelets with lashings of soft butter. And good old Anzac biscuits just wouldn't be the same without golden syrup! Love it :-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Julia are you sure quantities are correct or did you use baking powder ? I've never had such a small quantity of batter. However love the golden syrup may try it in my butter cake recipe . Janene

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

Oh this looks totally awesome!

Bronya said...

Beautiful photos!!

As a Brit, I've always loved Golden Syrup. I always add it to buttercream, and recently Tat and Lyle have released a chocolate flavour too!!.

Labmom said...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Golden Syrup on ice cream. It get really thick and chewy .... mmmmmmmmm! It's readily available here in Canada and I did see it in the International aisles in the US

Toes said...

Def on ice cream! Its perfect on pancakes too & in porridge or on rice pudding!
My nan had it in pancakes the other day & she accidently dribbled some onto her trousers - it stuck her knees together, its THAT sticky!!

Im going to try your recipe, it looks delicious, thank you!

Cindy said...

I love golden syrup...you are so right, liquid gold for real!

DawnieP said...

Wow this looks fabulously wonderful! i'm so hungry now though lol!! I'm definitely trying this out

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Just waiting for toast said...

This looks so pretty, the silver balls on top just finish it off perfectly! Syrup cake has always been my favourite, even over chocolate, so I will definitely be trying out this recipe on a lazy Sunday afternoon...yum! xo

blue roses said...

i have never noticed this at my local grocer's.... alas, just my luck....

looks so deliciousssss.

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recipes for toddlers said...

This was the best bakery item for which I was very crazy and I had ever seen it.

talonshautsetcacao said...

we find a lot of golden syrup in France but I never found it in Us ... not yet

Clear Pink said...

are you sure you have the recipe right? i just made the cake and it is awful, did you forget to include some ingredients like baking powder?

Sneh | Cook Republic said...

This is such a beautiful simple recipe. The cake is gorgeous. Golden Syrup is huge in Australia too .. we use it in everything starting with the famous Anzac biscuits. I make a chocolate icing with it based on Tessa Kiros' recipe, you might like it a lot :-) http://www.cookrepublic.com/recipe-archive/childhood-chocolate-cake/

Emily said...

Unfortunately, the original recipe (which I found on Lyle's website) calls for self-rising flour. This makes ALL the difference. I made the cake twice before discovering this. Hopefully third time's a charm when I add baking soda. Beautiful photos! And the flavor is lovely.

Rikki said...

I've never heard of golden syrup but it sounds quite yummy so I'll have to look into that. I love the silver bead sprinkles, they add the perfect touch [:

kyleen said...

I love how you can make even a simple cake look like the most decadent and delicious thing in the world. Your photos are gorgeous!

kellypea said...

I can only find golden syrup here in a couple of places and one is a British import store. Lovely cake -- so simple and pretty.

vanilla bean blog said...

What a pretty cake! I've never baked with golden syrup, either, but now I must try it.

Erica said...

I love the overall homey look of the cake--it's simple and pretty. Is that the jar that the Golden Syrup comes in? It looks so fancy!!

Ann in melbourne said...

I was so excited to find this recipe. My husband is on a special allergy diet but he can have this cake with only a few minor adjustments. Just pulled the cake out of the oven...flat as a pancake.....so disappointed. Next time I will try with S.R. flour and see if that helps. Golden Syrup is the best! Golden syrup dumplings were a dessert in every home in the 60's and 70's here in Australia. Serve with lashings of vanilla icecream.

Phoebe said...

I LOVE golden syrup it's amazing on everything, especially strawberries. Looks like it would be deelish in a cake too!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

This looks delicious! I love the flavor (and color) of golden syrup. My husband and I lived in Australia for a couple of years, and I started buying it to use in place of corn syrup, which wasn't available there...I became hooked. Luckily I can easily find golden syrup here in NYC, so I continue to do that.

ApetitPois°design said...

Woooooo. This is insane. It make me so hungry!
I also did my first recipe photoshooting today! Very exciting:) Let me know what you think! http://apetitpoisdesign.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/from-app-kitchen-quiche-special.html

Jillian Guyette said...

I'm really just absolutely in love with that syrup can

the little look see said...

I wish I had read these comments before I made this cake. It needs self raising flour for sure, also possibly double the recipe. My cake didn't rise and turned out very heavy... still had a lovely flavour though. Amazing icing, it really makes it!

Amy said...

I doubled this recipe, added about 4 tsp of baking powder and a little extra milk and it turned out well.

patchwork lizzie said...

I am in Australia too, 63 yrs of age, and golden syrup was used a lot, particularly in the Country Women's Association cookbook (reprinted again recently). Wonderful memories of golden syrup dumplings, custard, and if we were lucky and it was winter, separated cream on top.

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Bruna said...

Hello Julie!

What type of font do you use to wrote the recipes?
I know this question there's nothing to do whit the blog but I want to know cause is beautiful.
I already print myself one of your recipes!

I love the blog and your delicious recipes btw.

Tks

bee said...

I have just made this cake . And thank goodness I read all the helpful comments on the blog . RE : the cake came out as flat as a pancake . The blogger's recipe does not say SELF RAISING FLOUR or Baking powder , It just says flour ... So either use self raising flour or plain flour with 1 tsp of baking powder . I also creamed 2 eggs not 1 with the golden syrup until they were thick & creamy & added this to my creamed butter & suger . Then added the flour . The cake did not take long to prepare & bake . But was not a big cake at all - nothing like the size in the picture . In order to make the cake this big you would need to double or even quadruple your ingredients ! Making this cake a big (or not) over sugary over buttery failure ! I'm all for all sugar all butter cakes . What would be the point other wise ! But next time I will simply make a victoria sponge mixture and add golden syrup . With the frosting from this recipe - which was very yummy :)

Patty said...

What size pan would you use, I live in the US?