Cake 30: Kiwi Cake, Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

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I made this little cake for Jessica’s birthday visit to St. Louis. She challenged me to incorporate kiwi as an ingredient. I’m no cake decorator, but hopefully I accomplished a good flavor spectrum on this cake recipe. I didn’t sample this one, so we’ll have to rely on Jess and Stephen’s reviews of the cake when they’re done celebrating!

Kiwi Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 salted (sweet cream) butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

Kiwi Cake Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan for non-stick baking and line the bottom with parchment paper. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Combine all the ingredients except the kiwi in a kitchen mixer and beat until smooth. Fold in the sliced kiwi with a spatula. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth a bit with the spatula. Line the top with a few extra slices of kiwi if you like. Bake for about an hour or until the cake is golden brown, springs back when pressed lightly or your tester toothpick or skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 to 20 minutes, run a clean butter knife around the edges, then remove from the pan finish cooling on a wire rack.

Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Directions

Soften the cream cheese at room temperature. Combine the frosting ingredients in your kitchen mixer using the whisk attachment. Frost onto a completely cooled cake. Garnish with fresh kiwi and strawberry slices.

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Heather is an advertising professional in Kansas City. She is a vegetarian food-lover who finds joy in cooking, baking and finding new restaurants in new cities. She leads a pack of animals, including her beagle Ford, her shepherd-collie-retriever mix, Otto, and cat, Ahab.

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3 Replies to “Cake 30: Kiwi Cake, Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. It looks WONDERFUL and very German! We would go to “play places” with the kids…armed with our double chocolate suagr cakes…and the Germans would show up with these perfect little numbers…decorated with strawberries and kiwi!

    I think yours looks yummy yummy!

  2. I’ve sampled it multiple times now. Actually, I just ate two pieces…haha I couldnt help myself. The cake was AMAZING. I love the fruit flavors and how you mixed the kiwi in the batter. It’s so light and so good, and AS ALWAYS tastes like I cake right out of a bakery!! Thanks so much Heather for making this special cake for us 🙂

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