It’s Mothers Day tomorrow. A wonderful day that gives us the opportunity to thank our Mothers for all they gave and are still giving us, make them feel special, loved and cherished. A day to celebrate motherhood, give gifts of love and receive them back. Share the joy and pride of being a mother with our mothers, grandmothers, sisters and girlfriends. It’s the day that celebrates giving life!
This rosy cake is for all you darling Mothers and Mothers to be.
Wishing you all a day filled with love and happiness, and may you all feel cherished and appreciated. Happy Mothers Day!!!
The cake is made with both lemon and orange zest and juice and has a delicious citrus aroma and taste. The texture is light and soft.
Tastes exceptionally delicious served warm with a generous dollop of double cream.
200g butter cubed and brought to room temperature
200g caster sugar
4 eggs room temperature
1 tbsp orange and lemon zest mix
1/2 cup orange and lemon juice mix
1/4 cup milk
350g self-raising flour
1 cup almond meal ( ground almonds )
4 apples halved and cored
Double cream or thickened cream
Preheat oven to 175C.
Line and grease a 24cm round cake pan.
In a bowl of a stand mixer beat butter and sugar until white and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time ( ensure eggs are at room temperature ), beat for 1 minute with each added egg.
Add self-raising flour, almond meal, lemon and orange zest and juice.
Fold gently with a spatula.
Pour the mixture into prepared cake pan.
Slice apples thinly using a mandoline or a very sharp knife.
Place in a bowl, add lemon juice and enough water to cover the top.
Microwave for 1 minute on high or till apple slices are pliable.
Drain and leave to cool.
Arrange apple slices into different size roses. To make roses, swirl one apple slice into a little tube and place it into the cake batter, then keep adding one “petal” at a time till the “rose” reaches the desired size.
Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or till middle is set and a skewer comes out clean.
Dust with icing sugar if desired.
Serve warm with double cream or thickened cream.