Thursday, 18 August 2011

Random Recipes Challenge: Ginger and Lime Cake

For Belleau's Kitchen Random Recipes Challenge this time last month I was being a bit of a


as I hadn't quite followed the rules. This

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I was determined to be the best in 

and play by the 

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Hopefully, Dom will agree and I won't be sentenced to twenty years of doing the dirty

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The theme this month is 

Man massaging the tension in his back with his hand           

to basics. The Random Recipe Generator did its thing. And here's my bake:

(Hand by yours truely). From this book:

What do you think? Do I come up smelling of 


Or I am still in the

Dog portrait                          
architecture,builds,businesses,businessmen,constructions,Fotolia,homes,houses,investments,invests,loans,miniatures,models,Photographs,properties,purchases,real estate,real estate agents,residential,sales                                                  

Ginger and lime cake
(Fiona Cairns, Bake and Decorate)


120g unsalted butter
125g black treacle
100g golden syrup
150ml milk
120g light muscovado sugar
225g plain flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
half a teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten

For the icing:
150g icing sugar, sifted
100g unsalted butter, softened
finely grated zest and juice of a lime

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 170C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
2. Butter a 20cm square tin and line with baking parchment
3. Place the treacle, syrup, milk, sugar and butter in a pan, melting these ingredients gently together
4. Once melted (do not let it boil) remmove from the heat
5. In a large bowl sift the flour,. ginger and bicarb together
6. Add the treacle mixture and fold together
7. Add the beaten eggs and mix well
8. Place the batter in the prepared tin and knock the tin against a work surface a couple of times to release any air bubbles
9. Place in the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes until firm to touch
10. Cool in the tin for fifteen minutes then turn out onto a rack
11. To make the icing beat the icing sugar and butter with an electric mixer for five minutes. Add the lime zest and juice and beat for a furtehr thirty seconds
12. Spread the buttercream over the cake

Baker's notes...

  • The cake, minus the icing, can be stored for up to five days in an airtigether tin
  • In actual fact it tastes even stickier, and more moist and lush, if you leave it for a day or two before serving
  • All photos from Microsoft Office Images
  • Dom, do I get a
Close-up of a test paper that has a grade of an A+ 


  1. you are too cute... but still totally barmy!...

    thanks so much for taking part... the cake looks bloody good!

  2. and no, you don't get an A+... you get a gold star!

  3. It does indeed look bloody good. It has also reminded me to get a shimmy on if I'm going to join in this month!! Thanks!

  4. Teehee - great post! And a lovely looking bake too ;0)

  5. Love this post! The cake looks great. Ginger and lime... yum!

  6. I DO love your posts, and this is really great! I also love the recipe you picked too.....ginger is a favourite of mine and any citrus also hits the spot!

  7. Awesome post, very well thought through. Were you a straight A student at school?

  8. Hilarious! Lovely cake. I would eat ginger with everything if I could. As far as I'm concerned there isn't enough ginger in the world.

  9. Great recipe - lovely combination of flavours. I want some now....

  10. Too funny Kate!!! I'd give you the A+ anyway.

  11. You definitely get an A++ from me :) I love the pictorial post. Also love this book - great cake!

  12. A***** Ginger and Lime..... Fantastic! What a fab cake!!!

  13. Had fun working out the story board, cute idea and a great looking cake, sounds delicious.
    Thanks for sharing..

  14. hahah i liked the cheetah the best i think! this cake sounds lovely...and the pic is gorgeous! :)

  15. Looks great, love any sort of sticky cake with ginger in it.... mmmm, sticky!!!

  16. Hee hee Cheetah.
    Sorry - definitely an F from here for making something which looks lovely but contains ginger so is actually the devil in disguise.

  17. I have this book and the cake sounds so yummy. Yours looks amazing!

  18. Oh you can't go wrong with that cake, it sounds delicious and sticky makes it sound even better. I bet the lime icing went really well.

  19. a really yummy cake recipe. Love ginger and the combination with lime sounds fab.


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