Chocolate & lime cake

Give chocolate cake a zesty lift with lime buttercream filling, chocolate and lime icing and candied zest to decorate - an irresistible flavour pairing!

Spread the buttercream over the other layer, then put the chocolate coated layer on top. Decorate with the candied lime zest.

  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Cooking time: 40 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Publisher: Bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients

  • 225g butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an… , softened at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g light brown soft sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 170g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder Baking powder bay-king pow-dahBaking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk Milk mill-kOne of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
  • 50ml lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 3 limes Lime ly-mThe same shape, but smaller than…
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 2 limes Lime ly-mThe same shape, but smaller than… , finely zested
  • 50ml double cream, plus 1 tbsp
  • 100g 70% dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 2 ½ tbsp lime marmalade

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