Friday, 27 February 2015

Sweet Filled Piñata Cake


This crazy, bright and colourful lime and macadamia cake is perfect for adult or children birthdays.

Filled with chocolates and sweets, it goes down a storm every time. Of course if you're not a fan of macadamia and lime, simply choose a different range of ingredients.

The beauty of this cake is that it can be customised - make it bigger, smaller, different flavoured and coloured. It's a big, bold and beautiful cake.

Ingredients:
  • 250g (8oz) unsalted butter
  • 250g (8oz) caster sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 175g (5½ oz) self-raising flour
  • 75g (2½ oz) macadamia meal
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Grated zest of one lime 
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 cups icing sugar
  • The juice of one lime 
  • Food colouring
  • Chocolate or lollies to fill

Method:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C fan assisted
  • Grease a pudding dish and line the bottom (prepare two if you have two the same)
  • Process together the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time
  • Slowly add the flour and macadamia meal mixing together. Then add the lime zest and vanilla.
  • Divide the batter in half and pour half into each pudding dish
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes
  • Leave the cake to cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack
  • Beat the butter and cream cheese together
  • Slowly add the icing sugar and lime juice
  • Scoop out the inside of the cakes and fill with goodies
  • Pipe icing around the edge of the cake and place the 'lid' on top and press to secure
  • Ice the cake with a thin layer of icing
  • Divide the remaining icing up so that you can add as many or few colours as you’d like
  • Wrap the icing up into individual bags and snip the ends off, they gather into one piping bag and squeeze out

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