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Prep

1hr 30 mins

Bake

25 mins

Serves

8 to 10

Difficulty

Medium

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For a specteggular treat at Easter, try this fabulous cake!

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C, Fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease three 18cm sandwich tins and line their bases with baking paper.

Step 2

Beat the butter and Golden Caster sugar together with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until the mixture is very pale in colour and light in texture. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating well between each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.

Step 3

Sift the flour and salt into the bowl. Use a large metal spoon to cut and fold the flour into the mixture - don’t use a wooden spoon or electric mixer at this stage. Gently stir in the milk.

Step 4

Share the mixture between the prepared tins and level the tops. Bake for 20-25 minutes. The cakes should be golden brown, and when the surface is touched lightly with your finger, it should spring back.

Step 5

Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then carefully turn out the cakes. Peel away the lining paper and cool completely.

Step 6

To make the butter cream, beat the butter until soft with a wooden spoon or electric mixer, then sift in the icing sugar. Beat again until light and creamy, then add the vanilla extract and beat well.

Step 7

Use approximately one-third of the buttercream to spread over the tops of two cakes. Spread jam on top of the buttercream, then place the remaining plain cake on top. Use the rest of the buttercream to cover the top and sides of the cake, smoothing it neatly with a palette knife.

Step 8

Working as quickly as possible before the buttercream dries, and starting from the base of the cake, place the eggs in position in rows, keeping the colours in sequence. When starting a new row, move the colours along one step, so that you achieve a stepped appearance. Cover the top of the cake with more mini eggs in concentric circles. Keep in a cool place until ready to serve.

Ingredients – 8 items

Serving

1

For the sponge

Butter

Butter, melted

For greasing

1 tbsp
Butter

Butter

200 g
Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar

200 g
Eggs

Large eggs

3
Vanilla

Vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp
Flour

Self raising flour

200 g
Salt-table

Pinch of salt

1
Milk

Milk

3 tbsp

For the butter cream

Butter

Butter

200 g
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar

400 g
Vanilla

Vanilla extract

1 tsp
Raspberry-jam

Raspberry jam

4-5 tbsp
Mini eggs

Mini easter eggs

Sugar-coated

600 - 800 g

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1 Tart pastry shell
1 Sheet leaf gelatin
1 Large lemon
2 Zest and juice
2 tbsp Gin
125g Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Pure Cane Caster Sugar
2 Large eggs
Plus 1 egg yolk
1tbsp Juniper berries
115g Butter Cubed and softened

Step 1
Place the gelatine sheets into a small bowl with water and set aside. Place the lemon juice, zest, gin, sugar and eggs in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the cubed butter and gently crushed juniper berries and place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water.

Step 2
Allow the butter to melt completely, then cook the curd for about 8- 15 minutes, stirring often, until it has thickened and resembles the consistency of custard. Remove from the heat and add the gelatine, squeezing the water out of it. Stir well and allow the gelatine to melt completely.

Step 3
Strain the curd through the sieve into a large bowl discarding the juniper berries. Cover the surface of the curd directly with the clingfilm to prevent the skin forming and set it aside to cool.

Step 4
Pour the citrus curd into the pastry case and transfer to the fridge for 2-3 hours, allowing it to set.

Step 5
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Step 6
Decorate the tart with slices of candied fruit and drizzle with some syrup before serving. You can also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or crème fraiche.
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Ingredients

For the base
Fairtrade Golden Caster Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar 75 g
Flour Self raising flour 75 g
Hazelnuts Toasted chopped hazelnut 50 g
Eggs Egg 1
Olive-oil Olive oil 60ml

For the Topping
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar Icing sugar 75 g
Cherries Cherries 250 g
Cream-cheese Ricotta 250 g
Sour cream 150 g
Eggs 1
Vanilla Vanilla extract 2tsp
Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/Fan160ºC/Gas mark 4.

Step 2

Grease a 20cm (8”) round cake tin with a removable base.

Step 3

For the base, whisk the Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar and the egg with the oil until thick and creamy.

Step 4

Put the hazelnuts and flour into a food processor and whiz until the nuts are finely chopped, then fold into the egg mixture. Spoon into the tin and level, then bake for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile stone the cherries and halve if large. Place on kitchen paper to soak up some of the juices.

Step 6

Beat the sour cream, ricotta, vanilla extract, egg and Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Icing Cane Sugar until smooth. Pour over the base and scatter over the cherries. Return to the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the creamy topping is set.

Step 7

Allow to cool before removing from the tin.
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