This is how it's made Mojito Cake

  1. Step 1

    Start by making your sugar syrup, as this will need time to cool and thicken before brushing over your sponge. Place the Sugar, Juice and Zest of 2 Limes and White Rum into a saucepan and heat until bubbling and starting to reduce. Take off the heat and leave to cool and become a thick syrup. Then Cream together your Stork with Butter and Light Muscavado Sugar in a large bowl or stand mixer until smooth. Next add the eggs and Milk, mixing on a high speed if using a mixer until well combined.

  2. Step 2

    For the sponge, preheat your oven to approx.160 degrees and line and grease a 6” Round Cake Tin.  Next add the flour and mix again until you have a smooth thick batter that is light brown in colour. Chop your mint leaves finely, then pour into the sponge and stir through.

  3. Step 3

    Pour your cake batter into your tin (make sure your tin is about 3” deep or bake it in 2 separate halves). Place in the middle of your oven and bake for approx. 45 minutes to an hour, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Turn out on a wire rack and cool.

  4. Step 4

    Once cool, cut your cake into two layers, and trim the top to give it an even flat top. Spread the Sugar Syrup you made earlier over both layers using a pastry brush, being sure to give it a generous coating.

  5. Step 5

    Make your frosting by mixing the Stork with Butter, Icing Sugar and Lime Juice in a large bowl or stand mixer until thick and creamy. Separate into three bowls, colour one bowl a light green and another bowl a slightly darker green.

  6. Step 6

    Sandwich the two layers of cake together using a thin layer of frosting, then give your cake a crumb coat by spreading a thin layer of frosting over all the edges of the cake.

  7. Step 7

    For your final decoration, spoon a layer of darker green frosting around the bottom ring of the cake, followed by a layer of lighter green and finally followed by a ring of white. Use a palette knife or scraper to smooth the edges out and blend the colours together to give an ombre effect.

  8. Step 8

    Spread a layer of white frosting over the top of the cake, and finish with a few slices of fresh lime and mint leaves.

    This deliciously indulgent cake should only be consumed by people of 18+ years, due to the addition of alcohol.

  • Temperature: 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas mark 4 oC
  • Baking time:
  • Serves: 14