Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Make a Union Jack Cake!

Cook up a street party! Easy Diamond Jubilee recipes from Nadia Sawalha from the Daily Mirror!


225g butter
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking flour
1 tbsp vanilla extract
For the topping:
Lemon curd
500g desiccated coconut
Red and blue food colouring

1 Heat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Butter and line a rectangular 20x30cm tin. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and whisk until light and fluffy.

2 Gradually add the eggs, whisking the entire time, and fold in the flour and vanilla extract. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes until light golden-brown.

3 Allow to cool on a wire rack, then spread lightly with lemon curd and cover the entire cake in white coconut.

4 Separate the rest of the coconut into two bowls. Put two thirds of it in one and the remaining third in the other. In the bowl with two thirds, put five to six drops of red food colouring and mix well, adding more colouring if necessary.

5 Put the same amount of blue food colouring into the other bowl and mix thoroughly. Then sprinkle the coloured coconut onto the cake in a Union Jack shape. Place in the centre of the table and show off your hard work.


Mrs. Sutton said...

WOW - that cake looks absolutely delicious! Luckily, the Olympics are round the corner, so more excuses to make yummy decorated cakes and biscuits like these - lol!
Lovely blog - have just found you via thriftwood - look forward to exploring more!
Paula x

Little Chicken Scratch said...

Hi Paula! Welcome to my blog! Yes, I did have a go at making that cake for the turned out ok, unlike the weather! Dee