Baking

Ingredients
  • 150 g (5 oz) butter
  • 125 g (4 oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 250 g (8 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 50 g (2 oz) desiccated coconut
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 200 g (7 oz) can pineapple rings, drained and chopped
  • 100 g (3½ oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 200 g (7 oz) sifted icing sugar
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lime
  • ready-to-eat dried papaya and apricot, diced
  • few dried coconut shavings, for sprinkling
Directions

Heat the butter, sugar and syrup gently in a saucepan, stirring until melted.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl then stir in the melted butter mixture and beat together until smooth. Stir in the eggs then the chopped pineapple, reserving a few pieces for decoration if liked.

Pour the mixture into an 18 x 28 cm (7 x 11 inch) roasting tin, greased and base-lined with oiled greaseproof paper, and spread the surface level.

Bake in a preheated oven, 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4, for about 20 minutes until well risen and the cake springs back when gently pressed with a fingertip. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then loosen the edges, turn out on to a wire rack and peel off the lining paper.

Make the lime frosting. Beat the butter, icing sugar, half the lime rind and juice together to a smooth fluffy mixture. Turn the cake over so the top is uppermost then spread with the lime frosting. Decorate with a sprinkling of the remaining lime rind, the ready-to-eat dried fruits and coconut shavings. Store in an airtight tin for up to 2 days. Cut into 20 pieces to serve.

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