A light cake with a wickedly sweet frosting.. It looks Christmassy, but is a fantastic pud all year round

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Grease and line the bases of 2 x 20cm round cake tins. Put the butterlicious, caster sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Using an electric whisk, beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition

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2. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then add the coconut, soured cream and lime zest. Use a metal spoon to fold everything in.

 

3. Divide the mixture between the prepared tins and level the surfaces. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen, golden and just firm to the touch. Cool for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

 

4. Make the frosting: put the sugar, egg whites and 1 tablespoon of  water into a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water – the bottom should not touch the water. Whisk using an electric hand-held whisk until thickened. Remove from the heat and keep whisking for 2-3 minutes until firm and glossy.

 

5. Spread 3 tablespoons of frosting over the top of one cake, and put two-thirds of the raspberries on top of the frosting. Top with the other cake, and cover with the remaining frosting. Decorate with the remaining berries and a sprinkling of silver lustre.

 

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