International Women’s Day – let’s bake cake! Chocolate Sheet Cake (and cupcakes)


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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6 Responses

  1. Catherine says:

    Sheet cake and cupcakes in one fell swoop – genius! Guaranteed to please both the colleagues and the fella. Will be trying this out very soon.

  2. Caroline says:

    This is a truly great cake – easy to whip up, makes masses and feeds a multitude! When five of my Malaysian cousins were staying at my parents’ place, I made a double batch and cooked it in large, deep roasting trays. There weren’t too many leftovers…

  3. Catherine says:

    I’ll bet! Anything that doesn’t involve creaming butter gets bumped to the top of my list, so much easier when working without a mixer.

  4. Caroline says:

    When I lived in NZ, I had a very basic kitchen – ie mainly picked up in charity shops – so the non-creaming recipes were at the top of my list too! I also have a Chocolate Brownie recipe which is lack-of-equipment-proof.

  5. Catherine says:

    Brownies are so handy! The recipe I use is very similar, but uses melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder (okay, it’s pretty much a heart attack in traybake form). The M&S book I got for Christmas has a ginger nut biscuit recipe involving melted butter, too – I’m intrigued.

  6. Caroline says:

    That ginger nut recipe sounds very interesting – let me know if you try it out!

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