You may notice that this is the first loaf cake that I have done on this blog and there is a good reason for this: my sister is the taker, collector and keeper of loaf tins! She will of course deny this, but let me lay out the evidence.
Exhibit A - I can't find any of my loaf tins, even though I have bought at least 2 of my own.
Exhibit B - Strangely, she has a zillion loaf tins, maybe even 6, some of which look exactly like my missing ones. And if we are honest with ourselves, no normal person has a zillion loaf tins!
Exhibit C - We often share baking equipment and I often forget when I lend her stuff.
Exhibit D - I'm sure she did it!
She has of course strongly denied this accusation, claiming that I should look after my tins rather than accusing her of harbouring borrowed goods. But I have a blog. Plus I'm right. And I'm 80% sure of it!
Anyways, I 'borrowed' one of the (my own) loaf tins to recreate a cake that I made for Havana Santiago: a Lime and Coconut Cake adapted from a recipe by Nestlé.
I always have a bit of trouble making an icing glaze and I honestly have no reason why something so simple has eluded me thus far. It always turns out looking too watery and a lot like something that really shouldn't be on a cake....
I digress, I decided to use the leftover condensed milk from a standard tin (397g) and jazz it up with some lime juice. It worked really well and tasted great but you need to pipe it if you want the lines or maybe warm it slightly as it's quite thick. I'd compare it to a sort of sweet custard, lovely :).
This cake is a lovely afternoon tea cake, not as rich as some of the cupcakes and things that I usually bake. If you would like to try it, I have put the recipe here;