Thursday, 13 March 2014


I’ve been meaning to upload the actual recipe for this for ages and since I’m currently snowed under with MA work and waiter work I thought I’d unleash it. It suits the current hot weather. I believe this is my best ever recipe and it’s the one I managed to get published in olive magazine. Read about that here and see my grinning face and more about the cake. Without further ado, I give you lager and lime cake.

For the Sponge
100 butter
200g sugar
2 eggs
225g self raising flour
200ml lager of choice
1 lime

For the Lager Butter Cream
50g butter
100g icing sugar
4 tsp lager

For the Lime Icing
150g icing sugar
4tbsp lime juice

Heat oven to 180c/160fan/gas 4. Grease the base and sides of 2 20cm shallow cake tins and line with baking parchment. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl then beat in the eggs. Alternate mixing in the flour and lager until a cake batter forms. Add the zest of the whole lime, but the juice of half.

Pour the mixture equally into the tins and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow each to cool for 5 minutes in the tin before turning both out onto a wire rack, peeling of the lining paper and leaving to cool completely.

For the butter cream beat the butter until pale and soft then gradually beat in the icing sugar followed by the lager. Spread the butter cream over one of the cakes then top with the other. Mix the icing sugar and lime juice to make the icing, using the remaining half of lime if you can, and spread over the cake, allowing a little to run over the side. 

Olive's photo was 1000x better than mine, one day I will take pictures of their quality. Go look at it in all its styled glory!


  1. Thanks for sharing it, will give it a go at the weekend!

  2. Wow! This sounds incredible. I am bloody awful in a kitchen but might give this a go. I doubt it will look as good as yours but hopefully taste as good as yours. :-) – A blog for the modern man

    1. This is easy, do give it a go! The taste matters more than the look anyway, cheers!

  3. Why am I thinking cake pops?

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