The Irresistible Irn Bru Cake!

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We are all big lovers of Irn Bru here so when we saw this recipe we had to try it out! But wee dainty cupcakes wouldn’t have been Burns’s thing – no doubt he would have preferred a good giant slab of cake that would see a working man through the hard slog in the fields. So here we have for you a recipe for this fantastic Irn Bru cake!

new cake
Irn Bru cake…would Burns have been a fan?

For the cakes:

  • To make a double sponge like in the picture above, double the amounts of everything.

125g plain flour (sieved)
125g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 egg
125ml buttermilk (or regular milk with a squirt of lemon juice)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
125g unsalted butter
85ml Irn Bru

For the icing:
110g icing sugar (sieved)
50g unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Recipe Source: London Baking blog.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4

Step 2

Mix together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, sugar, bicarbonate of soda

cake1Step 3

Put the room temperature butter and Irn Bru in a sauce pan and heat gently until the butter melts into the Irn Bru, then remove from the hob.

cake2

Step 4

Pour the buttermilk into a cup and add the egg and vanilla essence, beating it all together.

cake3Step 5

Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and add the buttermilk mixture and the butter/irn bru mixture and mix until fully combined and any lumps have gone. To make the cake look orange, add some orange food colouring. Pour into a cake tin (making sure it is greased or lined with parchment paper).

cake4Step 6

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a pick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

cake5Step 7

Make the icing! Cream room temperature butter in a bowl, then add the icing sugar and vanilla extract, beating the mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.

cake6Step 8

Spread icing onto the cake and decorate with all the unnaturally blue sweeties you can find!

cake8Step 9

EAT!!

Keep an eye out on our blog for more Irn Bru recipes in the coming months!

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2 thoughts on “The Irresistible Irn Bru Cake!

    Food Geek said:
    July 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Hey,

    That cake looks amazing. I’m going to make it for my Irn Bru obsessed son for his 10th birthday next week.

    Can I just check what size cake tins you used, please?

    Thanks.

      robertburnsnts responded:
      July 31, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Hi! Thank you – we hope your son enjoys it!

      Unfortunately the member of staff who wrote this blog post no longer works for us so I can’t confirm that! I imagine a standard sized one would do fine.

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