Pea Lime Cake with Coconut Lime Mascarpone
This Pea Lime Cake with Coconut Lime Mascarpone Icing is a fast recipe that I whipped up one sunny weekend as a post-lunch deal with. A cake that positively falls into the straightforward and informal class, it’s mild and scrumptious and sings of summer season. Though it could sound just a little uncommon, there’s nothing extra joyful than producing one thing for dessert that could be a speaking level for household and friends. Do learn on and provides it a strive!
Pea Lime Cake
I first got here throughout utilizing peas in a cake from the ebook Sticky Fingers Green Thumb by Hayley McKee. Her truffles are impressed by a love of backyard produce, and her ebook comprises a fairly Inexperienced Tea bundt cake with a Backyard Pea Cream. The concept of utilizing backyard peas in a dessert makes fairly a little bit of sense, they’ve a fragile if earthy sweetness, and that vibrant inexperienced color is nothing wanting lovely.
For this recipe I added the peas in a easy cake recipe that makes use of vanilla for just a little extra sweetness, and lime zest to present that summery zing.
Lime Coconut Mascarpone Icing
I completely adore any sort of mascarpone icing. The coconut cream and lime zest hold this specific icing mild, contemporary and creamy. It’s fairly a comfortable icing, nearly a yoghurt-like consistency, one thing that really doesn’t matter an excessive amount of for this kind of informal cake. It does nonetheless agency up just a little within the fridge.
The amount of icing makes greater than is required to cowl the cake, however I’ve used these quantities in order to correspond with the portions of the mascarpone tub and coconut cream can. There’s nothing worse than having a spoonful or two of an ingredient left in a container. The additional icing might be served alongside the cake, and even eaten by itself with some summer season berries maybe!
Serving and Storing
Be at liberty to embellish this cake with what it’s important to hand, edible flowers and herbs, dessicated or shredded coconut, meringue items or nut pralines would all work nicely. The cake is greatest eaten on the day however will hold in a single day within the fridge additionally. Carry again to room temperature earlier than serving.
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Pea Lime Cake with Lime Coconut Mascarpone
Elements for the Pea Lime Cake:
- 140g frozen backyard peas (or contemporary you probably have them)
- 25ml entire milk
- 200g unsalted butter
- 175g caster sugar
- 250g plain flour
- 2tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1tsp vanilla bean paste
- Grated zest 2 limes
- Pinch salt
Elements for the Coconut Lime Mascarpone Icing:
- 250g tub mascarpone
- 160g can coconut cream
- 200g icing sugar
- Zest 1 lime
- Preheat the oven (fan) to 150⁰C/300F. Grease and line the bottom and sides of a 20cm/8” cake tin.
- To make the cake, deliver the peas simply to the boil in a small saucepan of water. Drain instantly (you solely wish to simply prepare dinner the peas so they preserve their vibrant color).
- Place the peas in a excessive powered blender with the milk and mix to a clean vibrant inexperienced puree. It’s possible you’ll want so as to add just a little extra milk. The smoothness you obtain will rely in your blender, however it’s best to get it as clean as attainable as you don’t need entire or giant bits of pea within the cake.
- Within the bowl of a mixer, beat collectively the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and lime zest for 2-3 minutes till mild.
- Beat within the eggs one by one.
- Sift collectively the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the butter combination. Combine on low till simply mixed.
- Add within the the pea puree and blend once more till mixed.
- Scrape the combination into the tin and bake for about 45-55 minutes or till springy to the contact and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clear. Go away the cake to chill within the tin for 10 minutes earlier than turning out onto a wire rack to chill utterly.
- To make the lime mascarpone coconut icing, place all of the elements in a mixer and beat for a couple of minutes till clean.
- To assemble the cake, place the cake on an applicable plate or stand. Unfold about half of the lime and coconut mascarpone icing on prime, reserving the remainder to serve.
- Enhance as desired, I used dessicated coconut, pistachio praline and a few dried edible flowers