SWEET PEA AND VANILLA CAKE WITH LEMON ICING

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SWEET PEA AND VANILLA CAKE WITH LEMON ICING

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Lemon Buttercream:

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups powdered icing sugar
  • Zest and juice of ½ a lemon

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 160C/325F. Grease and line two 9” cake pans
  • Boil the peas for a few minutes, drain, refresh under cold water and puree until completely smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the cooled pea puree, vanilla, zest and lemon juice.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and stir to gently combine.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins, push to the edges and level, then bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. 
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the tins and then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

For the icing:

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter until fluffy. 
  • Add in the icing sugar and beat. 
  • Beat in the zest and a little of the lemon juice. 
  • Add more lemon juice to make it a frosting consistency and beat again. 
  • Store in the fridge until ready to use.

To assemble:

  • Spread a little of the buttercream between the layers of the completely cooled cakes and sandwich together. 
  • Cover the cake in the remaining buttercream and decorate with pea shoots and lemon zest.



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