This is not the ordinary cake that we usually make, this one is made by a rubbing-in method which some people find easier. The rubbing-in method puts the air into the cake mixture just as the beating of the butter and sugar does with the creaming method.
It can produce a much more open texture to the cake, but it can make it look quite dense. Either way it does taste good.
You will need:
- 8 oz Self Raising Flour
- A pinch of salt
- 4 oz butter
- 4 oz soft brown sugar
- 2 oz coconut ( a little extra for toasting and topping the cake)
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- Grated rind and juice of 1 orange
- Oven 180 C 350 F or gas mark 4
- Grease and line a 7 inch cake tin
Put into the tin and bake for 1 hour. Place the extra coconut on a baking sheet and pop into the warm oven to toast. Leave the cake to cool slightly in the tin and then put onto a wire rack.
Make an orange glace icing with 4 oz icing sugar and 1 teaspoon of orange juice and pour over the cooled cake then add some extra toasted coconut on top if desired.