Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Lemon drizzle cake

This was a recipe request, and seeing as I love lemon in cakes, I couldn't wait to make it :)

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 5-8
  • Prep time: 15-20 mins
  • Baking time: 40-45 mins
What you will need:

For the cake

125g unsalted butter, at room temp
175g caster sugar
2 eggs
zest of 1 lemon 
175g self raising flour, sifted
pinch of salt
4 tbsp milk

For the syrup

Juice of 1 and a half lemons
100g icing sugar

For the glaze

Juice of 1/2 a lemon
150g icing sugar

How to make:

1) Cream together the butter and sugar, until smooth, using an electric whisk

2) Add the eggs and lemon zest and continue whisking till combined

3) Add the flour and salt, and fold using a spatula or spoon until well combined, then add the milk and fold it in

4) Add the cake batter into a greased and lined loaf tin, and place in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 40-45 mins, or until the skewer comes out clean

5) Meanwhile, make the syrup by placing the lemon juice and icing sugar in a small pot, and gently heating it until the sugar dissolves

6) As soon as the cake is out of the oven, whilst it is still hot and in its tin, poke lots of holes in the cake and pour the syrup over it. Set aside and leave it to cool

7) Once the cake is completely cool, take it out of its tin, mix the lemon and icing sugar for the glaze together until smooth and white (more icing sugar can be added if needed), then drizzle it over the cake

Love the taste of this cake. It will be a definite hit when you make it inshAllah! Enjoy :)

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