Lemon Drizzle Cake



 

Looking for something to do whilst on hold to the holiday company.......! I rummaged through the cupboards and found some flour, sugar and some nearly past their best, lemons.  A quick “Google” and I had a recipe for lemon drizzle cake.  (With a video in case I didn’t understand the instructions)!

I 'managed' to follow the instructions without mishap and produced a passable cake.

In all my years of baking I have never made a lemon drizzle cake.  It's hubby's favourite or so he says!!  

It was delicious.

Recipe

225g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
4 eggs beaten
Finely grated zest of one lemon

For drizzle:

85g caster sugar
Juice of 1½ lemons

1.    Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

2.   Beat together the softened unsalted butter and caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.


2.      Sift in the self-raising flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined.

3.      Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.

4.      Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

5.      While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the juice of 1 ½ lemons and 85g caster sugar to make the drizzle.

6.      Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle – the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping.


Comments

  1. Ooh, lovely. I have never made a lemon drizzle cake either, though I bake often. I think it's the thought of wasting lemons, if it goes wrong! Am tempted to try it today though for our VE day tea party, as yours looks so delicious.

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  2. It does look quite delicious. I have made lemon drizzle before but not in a long time. Thanks for the recipe, I may just give this one a go - it will be perfect for my virtual tea party with friends.

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  3. It was delicious. Hubby declared it "edible" so I'll take that as good as I'm known for not being a baker. :)

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  4. i never "bake" with lemons either and i am not sure why?!?! this looks and sounds delicious, i am going to take on bread, and i am way too excited!!!

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