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Pimm's Cake

Pimm's is a highlight of summer and the flavours of it are something I absolutely love. So of course I had to make it into a Pimm's Cake.
Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine British, English
Keyword Pimm's Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 300kcal
Author Sisley White

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter
  • 220 g white caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 180 g plain flour
  • 1⁄4tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp Pimm's
  • 180 g lemon yoghurt I used Sainsbury's Fabulously Creamy Lemon Yogurt

For the syrup

  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp Pimm's.
  • 1 tbsp water.

Decorations

  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber
  • Mint

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to gas 150 (fa160 (regular).
  • -Grease and line a 8inch cake tin.
  • -In the mixer cream together the butter and sugar until light fluffy.
  • -Add the eggs one at a time and mix in.
  • -In a separate bowl measure out and sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • -Add the yoghurt and Pimm's into the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix well.
  • -Mix the flour mix in slowly until all the flour has completely mixed in. Don't overmix.
  • -Spoon the mix into the cake tin.
  • -Bake in the centre of the oven for about 40-50 minutes, until golden brown or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • -Allow the cake to cool in the tin before turning out.
  • -When the cake in cool enough to remove the pan remove it and put it on a wire rack to cool.
  • -Pierce the job of the cake with a toothpick.
  • -Make the syrup by putting the sugar, water and Pimm's into a saucepan and on a medium heat allowing it bubble away until stirring it through out.
  • -When it starts to thicken (this takes about 5 minuteremove from the heat and gently pour it all over the cake. The holes created by the toothpick will help it drizzle it's way through the cake.
  • -When it has hardened which takes about 20-30 minutes add some extra icing is you want. I like it as it adds some extra sweetness so an already delicious cake.
  • -Top the cake with strawberries, cucumber and mint when you want to serve it. The toppings are moist fruit and will make the cake a bit damp if left too long.
  • Serve and enjoy.