Friday, August 10, 2012

CWA Citrus Sour Cream Cake

The CWA - Country Womens Association was formed in New South Wales and Queensland in 1922. The CWA works to improve conditions for women and children especially those in country and isolated areas.
The CWA today has over 25000 members and is perhaps best known for scones and cakes this overshadows all the other work they do.
Last night the Masterchef All Stars revisited the CWA challenge. The eight competitors drew to decide which cake they would cook. Chris drew the whisk for Citrus Sour Cream Cake. We love citrus in this house. I didn't have any mixed peel so I grated the rind off two lemons. This is a really easy recipe and one for my recipe folder.

Citrus Sour Cream Cake 

125g butter
1 cup castor sugar
3 x 60g eggs
½ cup mixed peel
¾ cup self-raising flour
¾ cup plain flour
½ cup sour cream

Preheat oven to moderate temperature (180ºC). Grease and line base of loaf tin with baking paper.Cream butter add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beat well between each addition. Transfer mixture to larger bowl, stir in the peel with half the sifted flours and half the sour cream, finally add the remaining flours and cream. Spread mixture into prepared tin. Bake in moderately slow oven (160ºC) for about 1-1¼ hours or until cooked. Stand 5 minutes before turning out to cool on a tea towel covered rack.

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