I made this little cake for Jessica’s birthday visit to St. Louis. She challenged me to incorporate kiwi as an ingredient. I’m no cake decorator, but hopefully I accomplished a good flavor spectrum on this cake recipe. I didn’t sample this one, so we’ll have to rely on Jess and Stephen’s reviews of the cake when they’re done celebrating!
Kiwi Cake Recipe Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 salted (sweet cream) butter, softened at room temperature
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
Kiwi Cake Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan for non-stick baking and line the bottom with parchment paper. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Combine all the ingredients except the kiwi in a kitchen mixer and beat until smooth. Fold in the sliced kiwi with a spatula. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth a bit with the spatula. Line the top with a few extra slices of kiwi if you like. Bake for about an hour or until the cake is golden brown, springs back when pressed lightly or your tester toothpick or skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 to 20 minutes, run a clean butter knife around the edges, then remove from the pan finish cooling on a wire rack.
Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Ingredients
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Directions
Soften the cream cheese at room temperature. Combine the frosting ingredients in your kitchen mixer using the whisk attachment. Frost onto a completely cooled cake. Garnish with fresh kiwi and strawberry slices.