Sunday, 10 November 2013

Spiced St Clements Cake

I got my inspiration for this cake from the fabulous Mary Berry!
After seeing her make her Whole Orange Spiced Cake on the Great British Bake Off Masterclass I knew that this would be a cake that I would love.
I love putting my own twist on recipes by following the basics but adding my own ideas.
I have baked a lovely St Clements drizzle cake in the past but thought it would be nice with some added spices.
This is what I got....
Spiced St Clements Cake
1 lemon
1 orange
200g stork margarine
200g caster sugar
225g flour
4 eggs
2tspn Steenbergs mixed spice
1tspn cinnamon
120g Butter
250g Icing sugar
Reserved lemon and orange peel
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/250F/Gas mark 4
1 - Place the orange and the lemon into a pan of boiling water and boil for a about 30 minutes then leave to cool before preparing the cake
2 - Once the fruit has cooled cut them in half and remove any pips then place in a food processor and blitz until you have a coarse rind, place in a bowl and keep on one side
3 - To prepare the cake place the margarine and sugar in a bowl and cream together
4 - Gradually add the eggs along with a little flour
5 - Add 3/4 of the citrus rind and mix a little
6 - Sift in the flour and add the mixed spices and cinnamon, mix until evenly combined together
7 - Place in a prepared cake tin and bake for around 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when place through the centre

8 - Once the cake is ready leave to cool in the tin for about 20 minutes before removing and letting it finish off cooling on a cooling rack
9 - Once the cake is cool cut in half using a good bread knife
10 - Make the topping by creaming the softened butter with an electric hand whisk until light and creamy
11 - Add the icing sugar a little at a time, mixing with a spoon before blitzing with the electric hand whisk
12 - Add half of the reserved citrus peel to the butter icing and mix until evenly combined
13 - With the other half of the reserved peel place a layer onto the bottom half of the cake, next layer half of the buttercream on top of the citrus peel
14 - Place the top half of the cake onto the toppings and the smooth over the remaining buttercream
This is a deliciously moist citrus cake and along with the creaminess from the buttercream it makes a real treat for any citrus lover!
Enjoy x


Steenbergs generously sent me the lovely Organic Mixed Spices to bake with. Thank you!
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Stork also generously sent me some of their great spread to bake with. Thank you!
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  1. oh yum, bet this was lovely...I have a load of lemons in the fridge so I quite fancy making another of these cakes, this time with lemons.

  2. mmmmm i do love a St Clements cake Kirsty and having made the whole orange one i can just imagine how much tastier the addoition of lemon is too. yum! x

  3. It is a tasty cake with a real citrus kick to it x

  4. Oh wow, this is wonderful, we love citrusy cakes in this house! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays too, hope to see you next week x

  5. This sounds lovely - wonder if I can manage something a little more complicated than my usual... :) #TastyTuesdays


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