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Easy Grapefruit Cake With A Drizzle Of Icing

This easy grapefruit cake recipe will make a delightful treat for any occasion. Its rich texture, combined with the zesty top layer, will tantalize your taste buds like nothing else you have ever tried before. The icing drizzled on top adds an extra sweetness that takes this delicious dessert to another level – making it an absolute must-try recipe!

pink grapefruit cake with an icing drizzle uk recipe

Homemade Pink Grapefruit Cake

The homemade pink grapefruit cake is a delightful treat that perfectly encapsulates the unique tangy-sweet flavour of fresh pink grapefruits.

This cake is made with fresh pink grapefruit juice and zest, providing an authentic citrusy zing that is both refreshing and satisfying. It’s then finished off with a luscious pink grapefruit icing that adds an extra layer of sweetness and tang. The moist and tender crumb of this cake pairs excellently with the bold grapefruit flavour, making each bite a heavenly experience.

Why you’ll love Grapefruit Cake:

  • Unique Flavor: The pink grapefruit lends a distinctive, refreshing flavor that sets this cake apart from traditional sweet treats.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Using fresh grapefruit juice and zest ensures an authentic, natural taste.
  • Balanced Taste: The sweet cake base perfectly balances the tanginess of the grapefruit, offering a harmonious blend of flavors.
  • Versatile Dessert: This cake can be enjoyed at any time of the day, be it breakfast, afternoon tea, or as a dessert after dinner.
  • Easy to Make: Despite its gourmet appeal, this recipe is straightforward and easy to follow using the all-in-one method, making it ideal for both beginner and experienced bakers.

Ingredients

  • 225 g Baking Spread (Cold)
  • 225 g Caster Sugar
  • 275 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Grapefruit Juice
  • Zest of 2 Grapefruits

Lemon Icing

  • 2 – 3 tbsp Grapefruit juice
  • 180 g Icing Sugar (Confectioners Sugar sifted)
  • Zest of 1 Grapefruit

How to make an easy grapefruit cake (all-in-one method)

STEP 1: You will need a 5 in x 6.5 wide loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 160°c/ 180°c/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of the tin.

STEP 2: Place all the sponge ingredients in a bowl and use an electric whisk to blend everything together for 2 minutes. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top.

STEP 3: Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until the cake shrinks from the sides. Leave to cool in the tin.

Grapefruit Icing

STEP 4: In a bowl, add the grapefruit juice to the icing sugar a bit at a time to give a runny consistency but thick enough to set. Drizzle over the cake any way you like. Sprinkle with grapefruit zest and leave to set before cutting into pieces.

Tips

If you are using a shallow tin it will need less cooking time, alternatively if you are using a smaller deeper tin it will need a longer cooking time.

Store in an airtight container to keep fresh for up to a week.

pink grapefruit cake with an icing drizzle uk recipe

Easy Grapefruit Cake

Rachel
A madeira like cake with a hint of grapefruit
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 12
Calories 374 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 225 g Baking Spread (Cold)
  • 225 g Caster Sugar
  • 275 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Grapefruit Juice
  • Zest of 2 Grapefruits

Lemon Icing

  • 2 – 3 tbsp Grapefruit juice
  • 180 g Icing Sugar (Confectioners Sugar sifted)
  • Zest of 1 Grapefruit

Instructions
 

  • You will need a 5 in x 6.5 wide loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 160°c/ 180°c/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of the tin.
  • Place all the sponge ingredients in a bowl and use an electric whisk to blend everything together for 2 minutes. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until the cake shrinks from the sides. Leave to cool in the tin.

Grapefruit Icing

  • In a bowl, add the grapefruit juice to the icing sugar a bit at a time to give a runny consistency but thick enough to set. Drizzle over the cake any way you like. Sprinkle with grapefruit zest and leave to set before cutting into pieces.
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Nutrition

Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 270mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 752IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fresh lemons, lemon curd
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