If, like me, you're slowly but surely getting hooked on The Great British Bake Off (I was convinced I could smell the scones in this week's show), and it's inspiring you to get baking again, we have just the recipe for you.
This comes courtesy of the lovely Jen who is busy working on setting up her own cake company and wrote to tell us how she uses our drinks in her baking, specifically when icing the cakes. The ones you see above are lime, passion fruit and mango cupcakes, but she reassures us there are loads of combinations you can try, such as a banana sponge with pineapples, bananas and coconuts icing, or a chocolate sponge with cranberries, blueberries and cherries icing.
If you'd like to have a bash, here's Jen's recipe :
For the lime sponge :
- 110g self raising flour
- 110g caster sugar
- 110g margarine
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 large free-range eggs
- Rind and juice of 2 limes
Combine all ingredients with a whisk until fluffy. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170C for 20 minutes.
For the icing :
- 300g icing sugar
- 100g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 150ml of your favourite smoothie (she used our mangoes and passion fruits in this recipe)
Whisk the icing sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add innocent fruit smoothie a 1/3rd at a time (don't let the icing get too runny, if it does add a bit more icing sugar) Once the sponge is at room temperature - ice your cakes & decorate.
And then voila, you can amaze your friends and family with your creativity and technically they'll be having some fruit at the same time. Cake has never been so good.
Ready, steady, bake.
PS - if you're really into all things cake, check out the Cake
Britain exhibition at the Future Gallery in
London this weekend.