Pretty Pink Cake Loaf

Dr Oetker blow us away with this pretty pink cake loaf featuring strawberry jam and their Easy Ice Pink! Give it a go now!

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Pretty Pink Cake Loaf

Preparation time: 25 minutes plus cooling and setting - Cooking time: 45 minutes - Makes: 8

Ingredients
  • 100g (3 ½ oz) Baking margarine, softened
  • 100g (3 ½ oz) Caster sugar
  • 2 Medium eggs, beaten
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) Whole milk
  • 5ml (1 tsp) Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
  • 165g (5 ½ oz) Plain flour
  • 2 sachets/10g (2 tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder

To decorate:

  • 40g (1 ½ oz) Unsalted butter, softened
  • 75g (3oz) Icing sugar
  • 50g (2oz) Smooth strawberry jam
  • 100g sachet Dr. Oetker Easy Ice Pink 
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C (160˚C fan oven, 350˚F, gas 4). Lightly grease a shallow 500g (1lb) loaf tin - approx. 8 x 19cm (3 x 7 ¼ inch).
  2. Put all the ingredients except the decorations in a bowl. Using an electric whisk, gently blend the ingredients together until well mixed and creamy.
  3. Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth the top and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes until risen and rich golden brown – a skewer inserted into the centre will come out clean when the cake is cooked. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To decorate, put the butter in a small bowl and beat until soft and glossy. Gradually sieve and mix in the icing sugar to make a smooth, creamy icing.
  5. Slice the loaf cake in half and spread the bottom half with the butter icing and then the jam. Sandwich together with the top half and place on a serving plate.
  6. Prepare the Easy Ice Icing following the directions on pack and gently squeeze on top of the loaf cake. Spread over the top for a smooth finish. Leave to set for a few minutes before serving. Your loaf cake is now ready to serve and enjoy!

  Hints and Tips: You may find it easier to work with the pastry in 2 halves. Simply cut the dough in half before you roll, and work on each piece separately. If time is short, use 300g (10oz) readymade sweet shortcrust pastry.


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