Thursday, 4 August 2016

Swiss Style Muesli Cake and Degustabox July Contents

It is Degustabox time again! With some of the contents from this months surprise box I have made a
delicious cake. But before I tell you about my cake let me tell you what came in July's Degustabox.

  • Seabrook Crisps Limited - Seabrook have released some limited edition flavours. I received a bag of their Lattice Food Heroes with chorizo flavours created in collaboration with Three Little Pigs.
  • Jordan's - Swiss Style Muesli is so much more than just a breakfast. I have used this muesli in today's recipe.
  • Bahlsen - Choco Leibniz milk chocolate snack packs are lovely little treats that are perfect to pop in your bag when going out!
  • Brookside - These Acai and Blueberry flavoured dark chocolate treat were a new product for me and one that I love! The dark chocolate balls contain a lovely fruity centre. They are good for you as well as a treat!
  • Itsu - Edible seaweed is an Asian delicacy and one that I am keen to try. These crispy seaweed thins can be eaten as they are or added to a dish for extra flavour and texture.
  • Sarsons - Sarsons, the vinegar experts, have recently released their very own Balsamic vinegar. This vinegar is lovely paired with extra virgin olive oil for dipping sour dough.
  • Orkla Foods Sweden - These sweet pickled Swedish gherkins are so good! I love pickles and gherkins and was not disappointed with these. You can see them being used in my recent Team GB post.
  • Cracker Drinks Co - Cracker Drinks' Pineapple, Coconut and Lime drink is made with natural fruit juices and contains no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. This juice goes perfectly with gin to create a quick and easy summer cocktail style drink!
  • Nestle Rowntree - Rowntree have given the classic fruit pastilles a make over with their new Infusions. They have three new delicious infusions of orange and grapefruit, raspberry and pomegranate and apple and elderflower. This bag of sweets has been hidden away from the kids, they are mine!
  • Alo - I recently tried an Aloe Vera drink while I was in London and really enjoyed it so I was pleased to see this drink. Aloe Vera has so many health benefits, the list goes on and on. You can read more about this drink here.
  • Qcumber - The hubby recently tried Qcumber drink when we were eating out and we both loved the cool refreshing taste of this drink.
  • Rejuvenation - In the past I have received other flavours of the amino acid enriched spring water, Rejuvenation. So I was pleased to see a new flavour arrive this month. The Spanish Orange flavour is so refreshing and perfect for a hot summers day.
  • Berrywhite Ltd - Each can of Berrywhite organic drink counts as one of your five a day. All ingredients are natural and they add no artificial preservatives, no added sugar or fruit extracts.
Now onto the cake! This is what I did...

Swiss Style Muesli Cake topped with Fresh Berries and Cream


100g coconut oil
150g golden caster sugar
150g self raising flour
3 eggs
200mls double cream


Pre heat the oven to 180C fan

1 - When using coconut oil I find that the all in one method is the best. Place the coconut oil, golden caster sugar, self raising flour and eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined together

2 - Stir in the muesli

3 - Pour the cake mixture into a lined and greased cake tin and bake in the centre of the pre heated oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until a knife comes out of the centre clean

4 - Leave the cake to cool completely before topping

5 - Once the cake is completely cool, whip the double cream until thick and spread over the top of the cake

6 - Take your chosen berries, I used a mixture of homegrown strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants, and decorate over the top of the cream

The muesli combined with the flavours from the coconut oil make this a delicious summer cake. The sweetness and sharpness from the berries goes perfectly with the cream and light sponge cake. The muesli not only adds extra flavour and texture to the cake but also has added goodness from the oats, fruits and nuts.

If you would like to try Degustabox for yourself I am pleased to offer Hijacked By Twins readers a whopping £7.00 off their frist box when using the promo code BLDEG15 at the checkout!

Enjoy x

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Disclosure: I received a Degustabox for the purpose of this post. No cash payment was received. All views and opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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  1. Oh that cake looks delicious and part of your 5 a day with those berries right?

  2. Degusta box look amazing! The concept is really interesting. xx

  3. I am so tempted by that cake - it looks fabulous, and perfect for a summer's day! Great things in the box this month, including those chocolate balls and the drinks.

  4. Delicious Kirsty, I must try making a sponge with coconut oil, good to know the all in one method is best. Love the idea of adding muesli too. x

  5. I love Seabrooks and I love the look of this cake! Inspired to put muesli in it. How delicious!

  6. The box of goodies looks amazing - but what about that cake?! It is stunning! You are so clever! Kaz x

  7. OMG this looks amazing - can you bring some cake when we go on the cruise?

  8. I love the idea of the Degustabox!! So many fun surprises! Your cake looks amazing, I want to reach through the screen and grab a piece!! Yum!!

  9. what a gorgeous looking cake Kirsty - love the topping it makes for a summery cake indeed x


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