Recipe: Lurpak's Honey Butter Cake

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Recipe: Lurpak's Honey Butter Cake

Worked your way through your recipe books? If you’re wondering what to bake next, why not try this tasty and sweet honey butter cake from Lurpak.

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For the cake
• 350g Lurpak Unsalted Butter, very soft but not melted
• 325g caster sugar
• 2 tbps runny honey
• 350g plain flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• Pinch of salt
• 1 tsp mixed spice
• 2 tbsp finely grated orange zest
• 6 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla essence

For the icing
• 225g Lurpak Unsalted Butter, softened
• 225g cream cheese
• 2 tsp vanilla essence
• 500g icing sugar

For decoration
• 1 orange, peeled and segmented
• 8 strawberries, halves
• 10 small mint leaves

Method
• Preheat oven to 170°C. Line two 23 cm cake tins with baking paper.

• Place all the cake ingredients in the bowl of a standing electric mixer or large bowl and beat for one to two minutes, until the batter is smooth.

• Divide the batter evenly between the prepared tins and smooth the tops. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cakes are golden and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean. Cool in the tins for five minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack.

• To prepare the icing; beat together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla essence until well mixed. Gradually beat in the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Refrigerate until ready to use.

• When the cakes are completely cold, sandwich together with half of the icing. Top with the remaining icing and decorate with orange segments, strawberries and mint leaves.

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