Remember how I told you that the wonderful guys at Belgium Beer Tourism sent me 2 beers???
I used the one, Kasteel Rouge to make Chocolate, Banana & Beer Muffins…. and now I have been staring at the other bottle and debating on how to incorporate it into another recipe!
While flipping through the latest issue of Olive magazine (October 2013)… the last page was dedicated to *cake of the month* (a reader submission from Wil Law) and his twist on a lemon sponge… which I immediately decided would be the inspiration for the La Chouffe beer that I had!
I adapted the recipe by making one cake instead of 2 round tins…. and therefore did not require the buttercream filling. I also adjusted the lime icing quantities.
Is this a recipe that I would make again? YES – it isn’t too sweet – but remains moist, light and tasty and the lime flavours are exactly the kind of zing you need!!
Lime and Beer Cake
100g butter, softened
225g self-raising flour
200ml La Chouffe
2 limes (zest of 1 & juice of 2)
65g icing sugar
- Cream butter and sugar together
- Add eggs, beating between each addition
- alternative mixing in flour and beer
- Add zest of 1 lime & juice of 1 lime
- Place into greased baking tin/ring
- Bake for 30min at 180C
- Remove from oven and cool
- Mix together icing sugar and juice of the other lime and spoon over the cake