With supermarket shelves empty, you might be struggling to come up with things you can make.
And it’s been a hard week so maybe we all deserve a treat.
Enter the magic cake – made without milk, eggs or butter.
Yes, you can make this delight from dry ingredients you might have at the back of the cupboard, mixed with some water.
And that also means it’s dairy and egg free for anyone with allergies or intolerances.
There’s just six ingredients – flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, oil, water, sugar and optional cocoa powder (if you want a chocolate version).
The recipe was created by Andrea Soranidis, also known as The Petite Cook. (She’s also behind the two-ingredient Nutella cake if you have some of that lying around).
To make the water cake, you basically need to mix together the wet ingredients in a jug, then sift and mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and slowly add the wet into the dry to prevent lumps.
Andrea explained that she is currently in preventative self-quarantine and she wanted to share something that people can make with what they already have.
She said: ‘Since supermarket have been experiencing shortages of lots of ingredients, I thought it would be helpful sharing a cake recipe that can be made without eggs, butter or milk.
‘I hope this cake can help others have a fun baking time whilst they’re stuck at home.’
Of course, you can add what you have lying around to the base cake recipe – you might want to try some nuts, chocolate chips or fruit.
It’ll stay good for up to five days if you store it in an airtight container to stop it drying out.
You can make it up for your family or leave a box with a few slices on your neighbour’s doorsteps to cheer them up if they are self-isolating and you are social distancing.
You can get the full recipe on The Petite Cook blog.
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