Jolly Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Bellamarie.

Really lovely, easy to make cake. I got this from my favourite cake recipe book - "Cake Bible".

Top Review by Marina K

We were looking for a different St. Patrick's Day dessert, and this turned out wonderfully! For those comfortable with US measurements, here's what I used in the cake: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt (latter three ingredients sifted together). For the icing, I used 1/3 cup of unsalted butter, 1 1/3 cups icing sugar, and a pinch of salt. I also omitted the honey, and added a teaspoon of Scotch. I baked this in a 6 cup bundt pan, at 350 for 25 min. Thanks for sharing a winner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, lemon zest, and eggs.
  3. Fold in 1/2 the flour, then the whisky & lastly remaining flour.
  4. Spoon into two greased 18 cm round tins.
  5. Bake 25mins.
  6. Allow to cool on a rack.
  7. For Icing & Filling. Beat together all ingredients.
  8. Sandwich cake together with 1/2 butter cream & swirl the rest over the top.

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