Saturday, 26 May 2012

Chocolate Lime Cake - Retro Sweet Theme

Chocolate Lime Cake

I have decide to try and make a retro sweet themed cake or pudding each week so here is my first attempt...

Chocolate limes are one of my favourite retro sweets so I thought I would start with them as the theme for a cake- yummy!

Chocolate Limes
Retro Sweet of the Week- Chocolate Limes
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At first, I thought of making a chocolate lime cheesecake - but I didn't have any cream cheese in the fridge and I was too lazy to go to the shops... perhaps next time (I supose it is ok to have two cakes on the same theme).

 Cake Mix:

75g cocoa
3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100ml boiling water
100ml cold water
300g caster sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 teaspoon of orange essence
180ml light olive oil
200g self raising flour
1 lime

To Decorate:

300ml pot of fresh whipping cream
Cadbury flake bar
1/2 a lime
Lemon curd

What to do:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degree's C
  2. Mix the cocoa and bicarbonate of soda with the boiling water - once dissolved add the cold water and the juce of the lime; leave to one side
  3. Prepare tins
  4. Beat sugar and eggs together until light and creamy.
  5. Add vanilla and orange essence and continue beating
  6. Add the flour
  7. Add the zest of 1/2 a lime
  8. Add the cocoa/lime solution - beat until consistency of double cream
  9. Pour batter into tins
  10. Bake for 25-30 mins
  11. When cool decorate put a layer of lemon curd and freshly whipped cream in the middle
  12. Decorate the top with the rest of the freshly whipped cream, slices of lime and some of the crumbled flake bar!
  13. Enjoy! 

The Finished Chocolate Lime Cake

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