|Clearly I'm not a master froster of cakes. Yet.|
And then this thing called a Critical Contingency happened. It’s kind of an ambiguous-sounding thing, isn’t it? ‘Critical’ sounds pretty important, but ‘Contingency’ just makes it all waffley and wavy and not really all that much of a worry. They really need to call it something like ‘Country-Crippling-Very-Bad-Holy-Sh!t Emergency’. But that’s too long to say when you have to talk really fast because the poo is hitting the fan and you are in charge of cleaning up the country-crippling poo.
Anyway, long story short – between the buzz from winning the rugby, the adrenaline rush of a major civic emergency and all the caffeine I’ve ingested in the past 72 hours, I haven’t been able to stop my brain since Saturday! I also have only seen my husband for a grand total of 6 waking hours in the past 72, since we work on the same team and have been rostered onto different shifts to cover phones and emails 24/7.
|This keeps me alive at the moment.|
|Eat it. Eat it now.|
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 125 g butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 cup caster sugar
- ¾ cup kiwifruit, chopped (about 3 kiwis)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 250g cream cheese
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 160C and lightly grease a 23cm springform pan. Line the base with baking paper.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon into a bowl.
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter, honey and sugar until creamy.
- Add the eggs and dry ingredients in batches and combine.
- Fold in the kiwifruit.
- Pour into pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cream cheese frosting: beat the cream cheese until smooth then add the caster sugar. Add the lemon juice one tablespoon at a time to bring to desired consistency, which should be thick and not runny (it shouldn’t drip off of a spoon). Chill in the fridge for half an hour before using.
- Frost the cake when cool.
- Slice up extra kiwifruit and arrange on top of frosting.