I haven’t blogged a recipe for ages. I’ve been so darn busy trying to fit in cooking and blogging has been a bit of a struggle. This is the first time this week I’ve stopped to take a close look at my blog. I’m not going to lie – I’m totally exhausted and ready for bed – but hey ho, there’s no rest for the wicked eh?
This cake is a little something I whipped up for my good friend Elaine’s birthday. We’ve been friends for a while – however they recently moved in two steps away, across the corridor, and invited us round to theirs on Saturday to celebrate Elaine’s birthday over a BBQ, gin and lemonade and scrabble.
Moist – probably the best way to describe this cake. I’m no expert on buttercream either, and my icing usually looks terrible, however I was sent an icing and cake gun last week by the lovely guys at Wayfair.com, I’m currently reviewing it and was very impressed with how much easier it was to ice this cake.
The sponge was based on my lemon drizzle cake, however I put the lemon and lime in last after splitting the mix in half.
- 300g plain flour
- 3tspn baking powder
- 300g caster sugar
- 6 eggs
- 225 ml soured cream
- Grated rind of one lemon
- Juice and zest from one lemon
- Juice and zest for one lime
- 225ml sunflower oil
- 200g butter
- 1 lemon – juice and zest
- 100g white chocolate
- 400g icing sugar
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease and line two baking tins.
- Combine your flour, sugar and baking sugar in a mixing bowl. In another bowl whisk together your eggs, oil and soured cream then pour and combine into your flour mix.
- Separate your mix between two bowls and add lemon juice and zest to one and lime juice and zest to the other. Pour into your cake tins and bake for 40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Leave to cool fully on a wire rack.
- Buttercream: In a clean bowl combine your butter, icing sugar and lemon juice and zest.
- Melt your white chocolate and pour this in, leaving it to cool a little.
- Spoon and spread into the top of one of your cakes and place the other on top. Do the same again on top, before using an icing gun (like this one I used from Wayfair.com) to decorate it.
- Now there’s only one thing left to do – dig in!
Hayley Jayne xx