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A new Harvest of cakes with Sheffield Clandestine Cake club

Sheffield Clandestine Cake club September event  produced  17 fabulous cakes on a Harvest theme & were displayed & demolished at Honey Pie Tearooms ,Meersbrook.  Hosted by Jo Hardiman and her lovely staff who made us very welcome,we had lashings of real tea…complete with strainer !  Here are some of the delicious cakes with a little bit of cakey techie info to help you bake them too ! Sheffield bakers are famed for their originality and ingredients as you will see from the wide range of autumn fruits & spices used in the cakes . Join a future meeting  …we bake for fun and are all non competitive bakers ! Howard Middleton sent his apologies too ! #GBBO


My name is Karen Perkins & my own recipe cake was a roasted hazelnut & almond cake, topped with home-made blackberry jam, whipped cream with blackberries & home made hazelnut & almond praline . I was surprised how easy the praline was , but take care with the hot sugar ! Follow me @Fabcoach on Twitter for dates & events from the Sheffield Clandestine cake Club.

DSC03825Alice made an apple & pear crumble cake. Fruit & seeds were popular ingredients in our autumn theme .
Dawns Streusel cake had Cinnamon & mixed spice streusel topping  with fruit and a butter & salted caramel filling. Caramel frosting topped it off !

Plum & Ginger was the sticky yummy Autumn theme chosen by Suzanne !


Mary’s chocolate & damson cake, one of Nigel Slaters finest ,had a soft mousse like centre .

DSC03832Pauls Apple & Cinnamon cake from the BBC Good food programme had moist apple inside.


Bernie made an Orchard fruit cake with 4 whole apples and pears in. Very yummy and full of your 5 a day.

Karen W made a Maple Syrup & Apple cake with ginger . It was still warm #heaven. She suggests serving it with cream.


Jacky made an apple, strawberry & blueberry cake with a marmalade syrup glaze.
Marthas cake came from the comedy thriller Drag me to Hell… following an internet search & had 1lb of grapes, slightly crushed plus olive oil instead of fat. It also contained fresh rosemary.
Debbies Apple & Walnut cake had black treacle & cream cheese frosting

Silvana baked a cheesecake from the Hummingbird bakery cookbook. It had homemade blackberry jam swirled in it.
DSC03827A beetroot, cinnamon & seed cake was Hannahs creation. Another Nigel Slater masterpiece with poppy & sunflower seeds , and icing topping with poppy seeds


Final cake was a delicious Dutch Apple cake by Liz with massive apologies from me as I missed the photo. It was round with neatly circled apple slices and a shiny sticky glaze .


DEC  ALTERNATIVE XMAS CAKES joint meeting with Chesterfield & Newark & Sherwood groups, …OMG over 25 cakes to try & a Secret Santa   ! Register free on the website & book via the events page! Its really easy !

Contact me for any details ! Hope to meet you soon Karen Perkins


3 responses to “A new Harvest of cakes with Sheffield Clandestine Cake club

  1. Jacky ⋅

    Well Karen, it was my first meeting but you all made me feel so welcome, it felt like I had been part of the group for ages!
    Thank you very much for organising the group 🙂

  2. Thanks Jacky , you are very welcome … We are all about the cakes and love to meet new bakers so spread the word , ans see you soon we hope ! karen

  3. register free on And join the Sheffield group for latest updates on events !

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