My Not So Funfetti Cake For Easter

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It’s Good Friday and I bring you a lemon butter cream topped cake with white pearls. The other element of the coloured balls within the sponge dissolved into the soft batter whilst being baked! So no “Fun-fettiโ€œ effect ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I achieved a crumbly soft sponge with an extremely pretty butter cream topping, so I was happy ๐Ÿ™‚ *Lesson for next time…buy really good quality coloured sprinkle balls!

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I hope you are all having a relaxing Easter break, ours was packed with fun at the farm. Which we thoroughly enjoyed in this lovely Spring weather and the countryside air has re-energized me! Enjoy lots of food and eat as much chocolate as your heart desires. Happy Easter to you all! I will see you very soon…
Much love D x

INGREDIENTS
For the cake

130g butter softened
150g caster sugar
2 large free range eggs
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
175g self raising flour
1/2 cup coloured sprinkles
4 tbsp milk

Lemon butter cream topping
100g butter very soft
Juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp lemon extract
3-4 cups icing sugar

METHOD

โ— Preheat oven to 180ยฐc, grease and line a long loaf tin

โ— Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl or food processor, add the zest and vanilla extract..combine well

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โ— Fold in the flour, stir in the milk. Throw in the coloured sprinkles and mix

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โ— Empty the batter out into the greased loaf tin and bake for 35-45 minutes…or until a skewer comes out clean when poked

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โ— Leave to cool in the tin. Meanwhile get your butter cream ready

โ— In a food processor, whizz the softened butter with the lemon juice, extract and 2 cups of icing sugar. Once all creamy, gradually add the rest of the icing sugar. Taste and adjust accordingly so that it spreads well when topping the cake

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โ— Using a spatula, dollop the butter cream onto the cooled cake. Use a fork and make swirly wave patterns for effect

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โ— Carefully place pearl ice balls onto the butter cream for the added finish

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Entering into the Pink Whisk and Two little fleas baking competition

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59 thoughts on “My Not So Funfetti Cake For Easter

  1. Oh wow, I can’t believe all those colored confetti balls dissolved in the batter, but didn’t change the color of the batter to a varied rainbow look! I think the cake is still a great success, Dimple, as the presentation is so lovely with those buttercream peaks and white pearls. Hugs, and have a great weekend!

  2. I love it and I would have never thought the sprinkles would have dissolved like that either! Prudy is right…it is very elegant. Love the little white balls and the cake sounds delicious. Looks like puffy white clouds!

  3. This still looks lovely and delicious, Dimple. ๐Ÿ™‚ I did also try putting colorful sprinkles on my batter once and I had the same result as yours.

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