Why is the Tottenham Cake pink? Spurs are a classic blue, my mind cannot fathom!!!
Pre heat oven to gas 4, 160 degrees
Using grease proof paper, butter and line a brownie or square tin.
Adding all the wet ingredients first, using an electric mixer combine butter and sugar.
Once creamed, add eggs and whip until fluffy for approximately 3 minutes.
next, add the vanilla bean paste and milk and whisk one last time for 1 minute.
Sift and add plain flour and baking powder and using a baking spatula fold in the flour gently, using a figure 0f 8 motion.
Add coconut and gently stir it in. Pour the mixture into a buttered and lined brownie tin.
Bake cake for 25 mins, ensuring it is not overbaked and a toothpick comes out clean.
To ensure the cake does not dry out whilst cooling down, spray the cake with a sugar syrup and keep cake well covered.
In a clean nd dry bowl, sift the icing sugar and add in your preferred liquid water or milk.
use a mini whisk to ensure you get no lumps.
Heres the fun part. Using 1 drop at a time, add pink food colouring. You decide which shade of pink you want. After each drop mix the icing to see which shade you like the best.
Top this beautiful icing all over the top part of the cake and optional extra is to sprinkle desiccated coconut on top.
Gently slice the cake into 9 or 12 and enjoy.