Ten At Ten: The Fruit And Veg Bake Edition



This week’s Ten at Ten has a fruity feel. Not like that, you cheeky thing. It also has a vegetable vibe because this week, Cakeyboi has rounded up his favourite fruit and veg bakes from around the Foodies100 blogosphere. You might be used to making fruity puddings or using beetroot in your bakes, but this should inspire you to rummage in your fruit and veg supplies to create some rather different delights!

cakeyboi SAYS…

Being Cakeyboi, of course I always drool over sweet desserts and baking recipes. But I thought I would take a wander around the greengrocers for my Ten at Ten because I’ve seen a few delicious looking bakes featuring a variety of fruit and veg. On the shopping list we have potatoes, basil, clementine, Jerusalem artichokes and cherries, and lots more.


Potatoes in dessert? Keep Calm and Fanny On has done just that, using Fanny Cradock’s recipe for Potato Pudding. Apart from tatties, it also has golden syrup and chocolate sauce. It sounds strange, but it really has me intrigued. I may just have to give it a try.

Lisa at United Cakedom recently made some delicious looking mince pie biscuits made with clementine zest and mincemeat. Perfect if you have any lingering jars of mincemeat in your cupboard. Proof mincemeat is not just for Christmas.

Kate, The Gluten Free Alchemist recently made some lemon, cherry and basil muffins – these sounds like a taste explosion in the mouth. She describes them as unique and delicious! I like basil with strawberries, so I think I’d love them.

Choclette at the Choc Blog Log, added Jerusalem artichokes to a chocolate cake after a friend recommended a recipe to her. The result was nutty in flavour, but you couldn’t detect the artichokes at all.

Dom at Belleau Kitchen has made a very fudgy and moist chocolate cake with added courgettes for his Random Recipe this month (which is paired with I Should Cocoa for February). The cake looks amazing, but Dom was a little disappointed, as he didn’t find it overly sweet.

OK, forgive me – this one isn’t a bake but did look thirst quenching. Jac over at Tinned Tomatoes reached for the fruit bowl when she made this yummy looking milkshake with apricot and mango recently. Very healthy and tropical – perfect for these damp winter months!

Louise at Crumbs and Corkscrews has made very tempting looking black forest brownie stacks. These are bursting with cherries (and mayonnaise too). Louise’s photographs are always stunning!

Ros at The More Than Occasional Baker, went for parsnip in her parsnip and maple syrup cake. I recently had parsnip in a cake at my local cake club and I have to say it was good. I think the flavour of maple syrup would be great with it.

Apples and cinnamon are always a hit in my book and Debs at Deb’s Dust Bunny made an apple and cinnamon loaf cake. She used golden delicious in hers and delicious it looked too.

Lastly, and certainly not least – CC aka The Caked Crusader made another loaf cake, but hers was full of bananas and a mix of raisins and sultanas. She said that this taste strongly of bananas, something her family are not big on, but it sounds great to me.


So there we’ve had a quick visit around the fruit and veg section. Some classic and some new ones to me! If you have to time to spare after drooling over this lot, then feel free to pop over to my blog and say hi on Facebook and Twitter.


Thanks to Cakeyboi for this brilliant selection of posts. Has it inspired you to bake something today?

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

Discussion3 Comments

  1. Brilliant round-up. I love using fruit and vegetables in my bakes so it’s great to discover more recipes. Thank you Cakey Boi. Thanks also for including one of mine 🙂

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