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This cake is best fresh but will last 2-3 days if wrapped well. If storing, remove the fruit toppings first.

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    Prep Time: 30 Min
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    Cooking Time: 60 Min
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Makes: 1 Loaf Cake


  • For The Cake
  • 185g unsalted butter
  • 185g caster sugar
  • 185g Homepride Self Raising Flour
  • 45g Homepride Plain Flour
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 50ml Pimm's
  • For The Drizzle
  • 100ml Pimm’s
  • 100g caster sugar
  • For The Decoration
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 50ml Pimm’s
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  1. Cream together the butter and caster sugar.
  2. Add in the eggs and mix until combined.
  3. Add in the Homepride Self Raising Flour and Homepride Plain Flour and mix well.
  4. Add in the orange zest and pour in the Pimm’s.
  5. Mix until nice and creamy.
  6. Pour this into a 1lb loaf tin and bake at 140C (fan) for 1 hour.

Once the cake is baked, make the drizzle...

For The Drizzle
  1. Heat the Pimm’s gently in a saucepan on a low heat.
  2. Add in the caster sugar and stir until dissolved. 
  3. Take off the heat.
  4. When the cake is still in the tin, use a skewer to make several holes in the top of your loaf cake.
  5. Pour over the drizzle until it is all absorbed.
  6. Turn out the cake when it is completely cooled.
For The Decoration
  1. Mix the butter on it’s own for a few minutes until soft.
  2. Add in the icing sugar and mix well.
  3. Pour in the Pimm’s and mix until combined.
  4. Spoon this into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe stars all over the top of the loaf.
  5. Finish with fresh strawberry and orange slices.