Austnews Big Cake Bake Recipes

Chocolate Brownies

  • 200g dark chocolate (at least 60% cacao)
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup plain flour (or gluten free)
  1. Line a 5cm square brownie tin with non stick baking paper or foil
  2. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C (fan assisted) or 190 if not fan assisted
  3. Melt the butter, chocolate and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat until the mixture is smooth and the sugar is dissolved – take it off the heat and let it stand
  4. Slowly stir in the lightly beaten eggs then sift the flour into the chocolate mixture and stir well until fully combined
  5. Pour the brownie mixture into brownie tin and bake for 25 minutes. The mixture should appear almost under-cooked, especially in the center, but it will set so that your brownies are perfectly soft on the inside
  6. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin for 20 minutes, then remove and let cool completely
  7. Once completely cool – cut the brownies into squares, and enjoy!

Super Easy Chocolate Fudge

  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 500g milk chocolate buttons (white or dark chocolate!)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • You can add nuts, raisins etc..
  1. Open condensed milk and pour into a microwave safe bowl
  2. Add chocolate buttons and butter
  3. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes and give it a stir
  4. Keep microwaving in small bursts until the chocolate is melted – *Don’t over cook or it will start to dry out!*
  5. If you are adding nuts etc. do so now and mix through
  6. Put in a baking tray or brownie tin lined with baking paper
  7. Refrigerate till set about 2 hours.
  8. Cut into squares and eat!

Cheesy Veggie Muffins

  • 1 can of creamed corn
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 cups self raising
  • 2 cups of grated cheese
  • 1 medium grated zucchini
  1. Whisk corn, milk and eggs until combined
  2. Add remaining ingredients to mixture and combine
  3. Spoon mixture into muffin tins
  4. To have a hilly cheese centre – only half fill each muffin tin, then add a spoonful of Philly, followed by another spoonful of muffin mix on top 
  5. Back at 200 degrees fro 15 – 20 minutes, until golden brown

Sausage Rolls – Easy Peasy Party Go-To!

  • Puff Pastry x 4 sheets
  • 1kg of beef sausage mince
  • Tablespoon garlic
  • Other herbs, spices and seasoning to your preference
  1. Mix the garlic and herbs into the sausage mince
  2. Cut Puff pastry in half
  3. Put mince down middle of each half and roll up keeping the join on the bottom
  4. Cut each roll into 4 bite sized sausage rolls
  5. Makes 32 sausage rolls
  6. Bake 180 deg until golden brown about 20 mins

Puff Pastry Cheesecake Swirls

  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1 Block of Philly Cheese
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  1. Beat Philly Cheese, Sugar and vanilla till nice and creamy
  2. Cut Puff Pastry into 9 equal squares
  3. To make pinwheel shapes cut in each corner nearly to middle.  Take one corner and push into middle of pastry and keep going round
  4. Put about a half a tablespoon of cheese mix in middle and top with half a strawberry or a couple of blueberries
  5. Bake 15 mins at 200 deg

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To see how to make different shapes, watch this video.