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Abbey Macfie's Lemon Cake with Juniper Berry and Rosemary Roasted Strawberries

Ingredients


Rosemary and Juniper Berry Roasted Strawberries
250g Strawberries hulled (cut large strawberries in half)
3 strips of orange peel and juice of 1 orange
50 g Sugar
2 Sprigs of Rosemary
5-8 Juniper Berries crushed

Lemon Cake
200g Lewis Road Creamery Unsalted Butter
200 G Caster Sugar
4 Eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
165g flour
100g ground almond
1 tsp baking powder
175g Lewis Road Creamery Sour Cream
Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon
Lemon Icing
120g Lewis Road Creamery Unsalted Butter
350 g Icing sugar
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoon of cream cheese

Method

  • 1

    To make the rosemary and juniper berry roasted strawberries, preheat oven to 180c.

  • 2

    Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine.

  • 3

    Tip in to roasting tray and roast for 25 minutes.

  • 4

    Remove orange peel, juniper berries and rosemary.

  • 5

    Reserve syrup in separate bowl.

  • 6

    Cool everything completely.

  • 7

    To make the lemon cake, preheat oven and line 2 6-inch baking tins.

  • 8

    In a mixer beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

  • 9

    Add one egg at a time beating in between.

  • 10

    Combine the sour cream and lemon juice/ zest in a bowl.

  • 11

    Combine flour, ground almonds, baking powder together in another bowl.

  • 12

    Add both to the mixing bowl and mix until just combined.

  • 13

    Divide the mix between cake tins and bake for 30 minutes.

  • 14

    Cool for 10 minutes then turn out on to cooling rack.

  • 15

    Poke holes in cake and spoon the strawberry syrup over each cake.

  • 16

    For the icing, beat the Icing sugar, lemon, and butter until light and fluffy for at least 10 minutes. Then add the sour cream and beat until combined.

  • 17

    Now time too assemble! Place one cake on cake board, top with icing and ¾ of the Roasted Strawberries. Place other cake on top and spread rest of icing on top and on edges.

  • 18

    Decorate with rest of roasted strawberries, fresh strawberries, and rosemary.