Thursday, 30 June 2011

Blueberry and Lime cake

Well it didn't take me long to get back into baking again. After promising myself a proper break I just couldn't do it. Anyway we happen to have blueberries and limes in the house, so it would have been a waste not to use them! This recipe was in a Sainsbury's magazine article about Lorraine. Despite cooking everything from the book this is definitely my favourite cake, it tastes absolutely amazing. A friend Niki commented that it was really refreshing, and even for a cake, yes it was. After making this cake I'm also a convert for the creaming method. Yes it does take a little longer but the cake does seem to come out much better. I've been going through a bit of a rough patch with cakes recently, they have all been sinking in the middle half way through cooking, even my old reliable recipe. So this was a huge relief that it worked. I put it down to the oven being too hot so I've cooled things down. I seem to be swamped with cakes at the moment for birthdays and a christening so they've got to come out right first time! It's quite a task feeding cakes, they are like little pets around the place making sure their happy and moist! I'm sure it'll all be worth it.