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16 December 2012,22:35 by
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LAYERED LIME SPONGE WITH ORANGES AND LEMON ICING

Serves :
6

Preparation Time :
35 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Preheat oven to 190°C / 375°F/ Gas mark 5. Grease two 9-inch base line deep sandwich tins.
  • The Sponge Cake: Beat butter, sugar and lime rind together until light and creamy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until stiff.
  • Sieve flour and baking powder into the creamed mixture and stir in along with ground almonds. Fold in the egg whites.
  • Divide mixture between cake tins and smooth tops level. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for 10-15 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • The Icing: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add lemon juice, sieve in icing sugar and beat until creamy.
  • Spread one cake layer with some icing, then with orange segments. Place other cake layer on top of the orange and spread remaining icing. Decorate with lime rind.

INGREDIENTS

The Sponge

  • 145 grams unsalted butter
  • 145 grams light brown sugar
  • Finely grated rind of 2 limes, plus a little extra

To Decorate

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 75 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Segments of 2 oranges
  • 100 grams ground almonds

The Icing

  • 300 grams full-fat cream cheese
  • 150 grams icing sugar
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • Fresh fruit, to serve

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