An ideal cake to make for your St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Kiwi Fruit Cake With Lemon Frosting
- Oil or melted butter, for greasing
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
- Generous ¾ cup superfine sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 kiwis, peeled and chopped into ½ inch dice
- Kiwi slices, to decorate
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- 1 tbsp grated lemon rind
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and line a 5 cup loaf pan.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and add the butter, superfine sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat well until the mixture is smooth. Stir in half the chopped kiwi.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped kiwi. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until risen, firm and golden brown.
Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and finishing cooling on a wire rack.
For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, lemon rind and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread the frosting over the cake and top with kiwi slices.
Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
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