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Daffodil cake

This classic sponge topped with cheerful iced biscuit flowers is bound to bring smiles all round

This classic sponge topped with cheerful iced biscuit flowers is bound to bring smiles all round

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Cooking Time

Cook: 1 Hour 10 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 12

Cooking Time

Price: 52p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 166g serving contains

Energy
2771kj
662kcal
33%
Fat
28.9g
High
41%
Saturates
17.1g
Med
86%
Sugars
75.8g
High
84%
Salt
1.00g
Med
17%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
1669kJ/399kcal

Ingredients

225g self-raising flour

2 level tsp baking powder

300g butter, softened

225g caster sugar

4 large free-range eggs

2 lemons, zest of

150g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp milk

100g Asda Lemon Curd

50g butter, for the daffodils

25g caster sugar, for the daffodils

75g plain flour, for the daffodils

500g pack Dr Oetker Ready to Roll Coloured Icing, for the daffodils

Lolly sticks, for the daffodils

Asda Green Natural Food Colouring (optional), for the daffodils

Small jellied sweets, for the daffodils

Method

1
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and base-line two 20cm cake tins with baking paper. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2
Beat together the flour, baking powder, 225g of the softened butter, caster sugar, eggs and lemon zest until creamy and evenly mixed.
3
Divide between the tins, level the tops and bake for about 25 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack.
4
Gradually beat the icing sugar into the remaining 75g butter. Add the vanilla and milk, and beat until light and creamy. Set aside 1 tbsp of this icing. Use the rest to sandwich the cakes with the lemon curd. Dust with icing sugar.
5
For the daffodils, make a biscuit dough by creaming the butter and sugar together. Mix in the flour. Chill for 30 minutes, wrapped in cling film.
6
Roll out between two sheets of clingfilm until 1cm thick. Cut into stars using a cutter and put on the baking tray. Trim the lolly sticks to different lengths and stick into the biscuits, about one-third of the way.
7
Brush the lolly sticks with the green food colouring and leave to dry. Or simply leave them white.
8
Roll out the yellow coloured icing and cut out stars. Stick on top of biscuits using the reserved buttercream.
9
Press jellied sweets into the centre of each daffodil and score lines on the petals with the back of a knife. Stick the daffodils into the cake.