Thursday, 29 September 2011

Lemon & Raspberry Madeira Cake

So we all know from our Paris adventures that it was Kandy's birthday last month, but because of us being away and then just timing, I didn't get to make her a cake until a week or so later.
I decided to go more for the taste then the novelty this year.
So here is how I made a lemon and raspberry Platform 9 3/4 cake!!
You will need:
-50z/150g butter or margarine
-50z/150g caster sugar
-3 medium eggs, lightly whisked
-8oz/225g self raising flour
-few drops of lemon essence
-lemon peel
-punnet of raspberries
For the topping;
-half a tub of mascapone
-few spoons of icing sugar
-juice of half a lemon
-food colouring (black and brown)
Heat the oven to gas mark 4/180c and grease a loaf tin.
1-Cream the butter/marg and the sugar, beat in the eggs with a little flour.
2- Add the essence and raspberries, then fold in the remaining flour.
3- bake for about 1 1/4 hours, place peel on top after half an hour in the oven
leave to cool. For the topping.
4-Mix some icing sugar with lemon juice until you have a thick consistency. Add the mascapone and mix well.
5- Split into a third and two thirds. Add black food colouring to the third and brown to the other.
6- I placed the cake on a board covered in brown paper, with drawn on train tracks! I put the cake on its side and iced the front (the top) and the sides.
7- Add brickwork detail with a cocktail stick.
8-For the finishing touches I placed a Lego luggage trolley on one side and a Hogwarts Express on the other!

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