Never again will I resort to buying a cake from a home industry because I am too busy.
The icing tasted of nothing. Not even butter. There was definitely no cocoa, not even a hint of chocolate in the icing, so I must assume it was just the food colourant and pretty icing which deceived me.
There is NO excuse for lack of time when it comes to this super- fast celebration loaf and I will never declare that I am too busy to bake again.
In fact I could have whipped this up instead of posting the recipe!
This loaf takes 2 minutes to make and another 50 minutes to bake, yielding a moist orange or lemon (your preference) loaf with a rich icing.
I made it on my daughter’s actual birthday (for friends and family, as she does not eat cake) and I called it a celebration loaf because we had so much luck on that day: Even receiving a limited edition Nelson Mandela coin as change from our parking ticket.
2 minute celebration loaf
In a blender combine:
- 125g butter
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 extra- large eggs
- 190 ml sugar
- Zest of 1 orange or lemon
- ½ cup milk
- Pulse till combined, pour into a greased loaf pan and bake 180 ˚C for 50 minutes. (this can also be done by hand)
- Cool completely then remove and ice
Combine till smooth and creamy:
- ½ tub (125g) plain Simonsberg cream cheese
- 3 cups of icing sugar
- 2 teaspoons NoMu vanilla paste