A delicious summer twist on the regular sponge cake, this Mojito cake is full of refreshing flavors. From the mint-infused sponge to the fresh lime frosting, this will leave your mouth watering, and you will want a second slice.
If you are a fan of mojitos or the combination of mint and lime, this cake is perfect for you. This Mojito cake is an absolute stunner and a good choice for tea time. The cake itself is not really hard to make and makes a really moist and creamy layer cake.
To make a Mojito cake first heat the oven to 180°C. Butter 2 loose base 20cm round cake tins.
Start making syrup because it will need time to cool and thicken before brushing over your sponge. Place the sugar, half of the lime juice, mint leaves, and water into a saucepan and heat for about 10 minutes until bubbling and starting to reduce. Take off the heat, add remaining lime juice, leave to cool, and become a thick syrup.
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer until smooth. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, beat until well combined, then add the flour, baking powder, Kalleh fresh yogurt, and grated lime zest. Mix again.
Divide it between the tins and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Turn out on a wire rack.
Now spread the syrup you made earlier all over the cakes. Let it cool completely.
For making the buttercream, mix the butter, icing sugar, and lime zest in a bowl and beat with an electric whisk for 5 mins until light and creamy. beat the willie cream cheese just until combined
Put the prepared sponges on a large serving plate and spoon over one-third of the buttercream, spreading it over with a palette knife. Top with the other sponge and spread a thin layer of frosting over the sides of the cake. Decorate with lime wedges, mint leaves, and lime. Now it is ready to serve! Enjoy!
You can add Chopped mint leaves into the sponge. (optional)
Be careful not to overbeat the buttercream.
It is better to roll the mint leaves up and cut into really thin strips.
This mojito cake Will keep in the fridge for up to three days.