Paradise Slice a high energy treat

Bakewell Cake is a High Energy Cakes

It would not be right to go on a walk without a slice of cake and a big favourite with Pinnacle Walking Holidays‘ guests is Paradise Slice. It is one of the best high energy cakes I have tried  and it is full of fruit, goes down well with a brew. Cakes are always a big hit on a walking holiday and this cake is simple and easy to follow.

Ingredients for Paradise Slice

  • 8 oz short crust pastry
  • Raspberry jam
  • 4 oz margarine
  • 4 oz caster sugar (4 rounded tablespoons granulated sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons of sultanas
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped glacé cherries
  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
  • Vanilla essence (extract)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • Caster sugar (granulated sugar) for dusting.

Preparation Method: Paradise Slice

  1. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and use it to line a greased 11 inch by 7 inch baking tin.
  2. Bake this initially on its own in a pre-heated oven for ten minutes at 350F/175C/Gas Mark 4.
  3. Cream the margarine and sugar together and stir in a beaten egg, cherries, walnuts, sultanas and almonds.
  4. Add the vanilla essence/extract and mix well.
  5. Spread a layer of raspberry jam on the bottom of the pastry case (after the ten minute baking) and spoon in the mixture on top of the jam.
  6. Bake for 30/35 minutes.
  7. On removing it from the oven, sprinkle with sugar and leave to cool in the tin.
  8. When it is cold, remove from the tin and cut into squares.

The good thing about high energy cakes is you don’t feel too guilty having a second piece.

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