8 oz self-raising flour
6 oz soft butter or sunflower spread
6 oz sugar
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
grated zest and juice of two limes
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon milk
Beat all of the above for about 2 minutes, then divide into two 7-8″ round cake tins (lined) and bake at 180 degrees for about 25 – 30 minutes. Do check as soon as you start to smell it baking. As soon as it springs back, it’s ready.
Once the cakes are completely cool, make the icing.
Beat together 2 oz soft butter with 4 – 5 oz icing sugar until smooth. Add a small bar of melted white chocolate and a little lime juice. Use this to ice the middle and the top of the cake. You could spread the base with a little lemon or lime curd if you like. Sprinkle with grated white chocolate.
And a big thank you to Mum for rescuing Barry’s birthday!