Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Lemon Drizzle

I am trying my hardest to branch out with different flavours for my cakes besides my favourite chocolate cake. I definitely think being part of The Cake Slicers have helped me bake things I would have otherwise stayed away from. This lemon drizzle cake is an example of me branching out and making more citrus based cakes. This is the first of quite a few upcoming blogs about lemon and orange based cakes, I may even make some lime cakes. Now, I thought this cake was ok, I really missed an addition of a buttercream or icing, but I'm glad the drizzle is there as it caters to my sweet tooth. I understand there are many different recipes for lemon drizzle, this recipe comes from the fantastic book The Great British Book of Baking, the first series from The Great British Bake Off.


For the cake
200g unsalted butter
250g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
2 lemons (rind/zest)
250g self-raising flour
100ml milk

For the drizzle
100g caster sugar
2 lemons juice

Method
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4.
This cake uses the all in one method, place the butter into bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs and add them to the butter, then add the sugar. Grate the lemon and place the zest to the cake mixture, then sift in the flour and finally add the 100ml milk. Once all the ingredients in-cooperated place in a greased deep cake tin and pour the batter in, ensuring you smooth over the top.  Place in the oven and bake between 50-60 minutes.
Meanwhile make the drizzle. Mix the sugar and lemon juice to make a runny glaze. Once the cakes are cooked pierce holes in the cake (with a skewer for example) then pour over the drizzle.

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  1. I adore lemon drizzle cake! The thought of the tangy lemon and sweet sugar just makes my mouth water!

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