Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Hope you all had a fantastic Halloween, and that there aren't too many sugar hangovers out there!!!   I have to admit to an addiction to sugary, fizzy children's sweeties - so you can imagine that I just love this time of year :-)

You can imagine with this addiction of mine (!) that I was delighted when Swizzels Matlow contacted me about a new range of sweets they are introducing to the market - the highlight being (for me anyway) some Scooby Doo (like Love Heart sherbet ) sweets - yahoo!!  The kids (Brownieville Boy #4 and the Princess) were beside themselves when a box filled with these fizzy sweets, Scooby Doo jellys and some fizzy chewy bars as well as a really cute Scooby Doo toy arrived in the post.  They were so anxious to dive in that they took the photos for the blog themselves!!

I managed to save the packet of jellys and used them to decorate this year's Halloween Treat - we live in the country so unfortunately don't have any trick or treaters - but this lime traybake went down well with all the family, some of whom nabbed the jellys from other people's slices when they weren't looking!!!  The sponge was lovely and light but with that gorgeous lime tang combined with the buttery softness - and then the sweet/sour topping made the perfect combination.

The recipe is from Mary Berry and you can find  it over at Baking Mad a site full of cake recipes that I'm really enjoying at the moment.  The only change I made was to add 1/2 tsp of lime essence to the batter.  I used a 8"x8" brownie tin but actually think a bigger tin would be better, for a flatter sponge and therefore a higher sponge to glaze ratio - I just love a lime glaze, almost reminds me of sherbets (yummm!).


Unknown said...

unfortunately that top picture looks like scooby has puked it up!... which I guess is quite on track for Halloween! xx

Chele said...

And did the Scooby toy come with the sweeties too!! Lovely sounding cake, lime is a particular fave of mine ;0)

scrumptious days said...

I bet your children were thrilled sweets and a toy, yipee!

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Oh I love the fizzy sweeties too. I call my kids Scooby and sometimes Steve too. I use it far too much. Everyone is Scooby or Scoob in my house. The kids don't even have any clue who Scooby Doo is!
Really sorry but when I first saw the pic, I had the same thought as Dom. Sorry. Obviously now I can see that it looks like a lovely cake.
Oh, you know what sweeties I love - sherbet lemons or limes or chocolate limes - yum. (Just trying to change the subject.) Sorry.

Christina Kim said...

Halloween is just so festive and fun at your place!:) I loved how it also inspires cakes, sweets and all those baking treats around :D

Karen S Booth said...

I LOVE fizzy sweets and I also love scooby doo too.....I am a poet and I don't know it! LOL!
Halloween was great fun, my daughter and I made spider cakes and laughed all the way through decorating them!

Alchemy In The Kitchen said...

Yum. Love fizzy sweets. I think you have inspired a trip to the sweet shop.

Brownieville Girl said...

Oh man - I'll have to put alot more thought into styling in future .... scooby doo was supposed to be looking longingly at the cake!!!!!

By the way the cake kept really well, and was delicious a couple of days later (I actually hid a couple of pieces and then forgot about them!!!!)