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Orange and Lemon Surprise Cake


Orange and Lemon Surprise Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Categories
Servings 10 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 175 grams butter softened
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lemon and 1 lime, finely grated zest
  • 175 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • yellow food colouring, add drops until you get the desired colour, same with the orange colouring


  • Pre-heated oven 1800C, grease a 8”spring form tin, line with baking paper and lightly dust with flour
  • Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix until all combined.
  • Split mix in half and add lemon rind and yellow food colouring and mix till all is combined. Repeat with the orange.
  • Put cake mix into 2 piping bags and pipe one colour on top of the other until all cake mix is used. Turn the tin in circles to distribute the mix evenly in the tin and cook for 45 minutes.


  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream follow the link to make this Swiss meringue buttercream, then split buttercream in half and add the food colouring to one half . Put coloured part on oneside and then the plain buttercream next to it in piping bag and decorate top.
  • Alternatively you can just make a plain icing or what ever topping you like.
  • Decorated top

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