BUT, this one has to be shared. It's easy peasy and totally delicious. It is moist and light all at the same time and it cuts beautifully. This is a great cake to enjoy with a lovely tea. In my earnest desperation to share this recipe with you I needed to set the scene.
Such a shame to cut a massive slice and sit on the porch/verandah/patio/front part of the Fibro Majestic to photograph it whilst Gabriella and Nicholas decimated what was left of 'majestic'. The Pure Ginger Lemongrass tea by tease went down a treat too, thanks Working Mums Masterclass for the goody bag at the last event!
It was a brief yet serene moment to myself. I should do it more often, with less cake.
This recipe is taken from the Australian Women's Weekly Classic Cakes book on page 182. Preparation and cooking time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Lime syrup buttermilk cake
250g butter, softened
1 tablespoon finely grated lime rind (2-3 limes are required to complete the whole recipe)
1 cup caster sugar
3 eggs, separated
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
1/3 cup lime juice
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 180/160 fan forced (I did fan forced). Grease 20cm round deep cake pan and line base and side with baking paper.
- Beat butter, rind and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy; beat in egg yolks, one at a time, until combined. Transfer mixture to large bowl; stir in sifted flour and buttermilk in two batches.
- Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into flour mixture in two batches. Spread mixture into pan; bake about 1 hour.
- Towards the end of the cooking make lime syrup. Before juicing the second lime use a peeler to peel off the rind then slice very thinly into strips. Combine ingredients in small saucepan; stir over low heat, without boiling, until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil then remove from heat.
- Stand cake in pan 5 minutes before turning onto serving plate. Gradually pour hot lime syrup evenly over hot cake (get into the cracks and start from the middle, give it time to soak in). Serve cake sprinkled with lime rind.
Sophie's teacher has been on her honeymoon and Sophie has had a relief teacher for three weeks. I thought the teacher would appreciate a bit of nom-nom for her morning tea too. Those poor teachers! Underpaid and underrated and uncaked!
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