Passionfruit & Lime Drizzle Cake

A month ago some friends of ours gave birth to twin boys. Whilst initially we (I) furnished the babies with some very cute outfits, myself and The Husband have been pondering what to give them as a new mother and father. After a long ranging discussion which included both home-made sock monkeys (my suggestion) and electric guitar thingamebobs (definitely not my suggestion), we decided that when The Boy was born all we wanted was a little more time. Time to shower, time to talk, time to nap, time to watch television, time to just BE. So, we gave them time. In the shape of a lasagne and a sponge flavoured with passionfruit and lime. The cake was so yummy l made another one, which we have devoured. Incongruously, with Japanese craft beer.

Passionfruit & Lime Drizzle Cake

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Cake ingredients

85g unsalted butter

245g soft brown sugar

grated zest of 2 limes

pulp of 2 passionfruit

165ml milk

235g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

3 egg whites

Syrup ingredients

Freshly squeezed juice of 2 limes

50g soft brown sugar

Glaze ingredients

Freshly squeezed juice of 2 limes

250g icing sugar

Method

1) Beat butter, sugar and lime zest together until well incorporated.IMG_5633

2) Mix milk and passionfruit pulp and add to the butter mixture, a little at a time.

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3) Combine flour, baking powder, and salt and add to the wet mixture a third at a time.

4) Beat egg whites until you have stiff peaks, then gently fold into the cake mixture.

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5) Put in a cake tin and bake for 30 mins at 170 Celcius.

6) Put all syrup ingredients in a small saucepan with 100ml of water and boil until reduced by half

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7) When the cake is cooked, cover with the syrup and leave to cool.

8) Mix lime juice and icing sugar to make the glaze. Drizzle over the cooled cake.

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Passionfruit: my new addiction.