Friday, July 8, 2016

Olive, Cheese and Onion Cake for the Melbourne Cake Club - Sensational Savoury Cakes

Last night, four members of the Melbourne Cake Club met on a cold wintery night at Milton Wine Shop in Malvern to enjoy Sensational Savoury Cakes.

Our venue, the Milton Wine Shop, was a beacon of cosy warmth and comfort. We had a lovely table beside the fireplace in the back room:

I had to arrange the venue for the first time this month, as Dalya, our usual host, is on holidays.  The Milton Wine Shop were hospitable from the start - they were quite happy for us to bring our cakes and eat them at the shop, and provided us with plates and forks and serviettes.  Thanks to The Milton Wine Shop staff!

On to the cakes.  Lindsay, fresh from a holiday in the UK, brought a Goats Cheese, Sultana and Walnut Cake, adapted from this Hugh  Fearnley-Whittingstall recipe:

The sultanas added just the right amount of sweetness and moistness to the cake.

Abi made a Savoury Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Feta Icing, adapted from a recipe in the same Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall article

The icing was superb and really made the cake.

Sue made a spectacular nine-layer Tortilla Cake from a recipe in her own collection:

Here's a peek inside the layers:

This was so delicious - just the right amount of spicy, and a slice would make a perfect meal.

Here's my slices of cake, ready for me to dig in:

I made an Olive Cheese and Onion Cake from this recipe

 It was deliciously cheesy (I just used a pre-grated cheese mix) and surprisingly light.  Here's a peek inside:

We enjoyed our savoury cakes - they surprised me at their variety and deliciousness.  We also took a group shot holding a sign wishing Dalya a happy birthday to post on social media, with the assistance of the lovely Milton Wine Shop Staff.

All in all, it was another terrific evening with the Melbourne Cake Club.  If you are in Melbourne and would like to join The Melbourne Cake Club, you are most welcome to - just look for us on or Facebook.

Milton Wine Shop
1427 Malvern Road
Malvern VIC 3144
Ph: (03) 9824 5337


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Loving the range of savoury as well as sweet cakes here! Do people in the cafes or restaurants wonder what is going on? I'd want to join in!

Johanna GGG said...

wow your cake looks delicious and I really love the idea of the savoury cakes - such great ideas - and you can have cake for dinner!!! do you remember the cake with the whole cauliflower or broccoli in it that went around blogs for a while many many years ago?

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Gaye, what an amazing array of "Savory Cakes" - all of them look delicious and moist and just plain wonderful.
How nice that you found such a lovely place for your monthly meeting - with a wonderful fireplace to boot!
Wonderful post, dear friend!

Cakelaw said...

LOL, I sometimes think even the venue staff wonder what is going on. That's part of the fun.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Johanna, I missed that trend - will have to Google it!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Andrea!

2paw said...

I love reading about your cake meet ups and the savoury cakes are so unusual. I secretly want the tortilla one!!!

Kayte said...

Oh the cakes this month are so spectacular! I love the idea of a savory cake, and I truly want to make the one you made with cheese and onions and olives, this is just my sort of thing and something the guys would definitely eat! It is so pretty. They are all so interesting and fun. I wish I had a group like this!