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Tunis Cake 2013

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

It’s that time of year when the cake lover’s mind turns to all things Tunis. When scouring the supermarket shelves for that seemingly endangered species of chocolate-topped madeira becomes second nature. Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose have all dipped their toes into the Tunis Cake waters this year – and whilst I doff my cap […]

Tunis Cake 2012

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

  With no sign of the magical McVities red box, the supermarkets are filling the Tunis Cake gap once more. 2012 sees offerings from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, M&S and Waitrose – all slightly different, but reassuringly familiar. I decided to compare and contrast this year’s efforts. Sadly, despite claims of offering theirs on in store […]

Tunis Cake pt II

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

A Christmas isn’t really Christmas without a Tunis Cake. Despite the classic red box from McVities no longer illuminating the festive shelves, major supermarkets have assumed the mantle and taken to producing Tunis Cakes. Which is good news for everyone. This year Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, M&S and Waitrose are all doing their own version.   […]

Ultimate Tunis Cake recipe

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

This is my ideal Tunis Cake recipe, it has a softer, richer chocolate topping than most supermarket versions and as a tribute to my seventies memories of the original the icing is a symphony of orange and brown. Ingredients Cake 250g butter 450g sugar 250g flour 75g corn flour 2 tsp baking powder 250ml milk […]

Tunis Cake

Monday, July 27th, 2009

  I had pictured myself with a handheld camera touring the depths of England, blowing the dust off old cookbooks, interviewing stalwarts of the WI, doing witty pieces to camera, all in search of the elusive Tunis Cake. This was to be my food odyssey, where I discovered not only the history of this childhood […]