Friday, June 20, 2014

Grenada - Spiced Cake

Day 5 and it's Grenada's turn to feed us. Cake! Oh I how I love Grenada :)


2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter - chilled, cut into tablespoon-size pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk

Cream together the sugar and butter. This was made really difficult following the instruction to use chilled butter. My arms were aching by the time I finished!

 Add the eggs one at a time stirring well.

 Add the spices, lime zest and baking powder then the milk and flour.

 Pour the batter into a greased cake tin and cook at 175C for an hour.

This recipe made a really delicious soft, warming cake. The spices were lovely and even though it's a plain cake it wasn't dry or boring at all. The kids both had seconds in fact Leigh had thirds. We had it with whipped cream because we had some leftover but I bet it'd be great with ice cream. The tingly hot spices would compliment ice cream perfectly. Very nice!

Coming tomorrow - Chicken Kalia from Mauritius

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