I haven’t done a baking post in quite some time and of course with Bake Off being back on TV baking is a must for me, naturally I had to bake one of my favourites.. lemon drizzle. I absolutely love cake and chocolate, but then again who doesn’t?! I could literally live off it which may have possibly contributed to the little lady being 9lb 12oz *hides*.
200g softened butter
200g caster sugar
4 medium eggs, beaten
250g self-raising flour
For the drizzle;
juice of 2 lemons and 1 whole lemon
100g granulated sugar
Preheat your oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Line your loaf tin using parchment paper or a loaf case.
Weigh out your butter and caster sugar adding it to a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric whisk until light and creamy.
Gradually add your eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, add a little flour after adding your eggs. Fold in the rest of the flour.
Spread the mixture in the tin and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out cleanly.
To make your drizzle, squeeze the juice from the 2 lemons into a bowl and stir in 75g of the sugar.
Remove the cake from the oven and pierce it all over with a cocktail stick pouring over your lemon drizzle, leave the cake to cool in the tin.
Slice the remaining lemon and put it in a pan with the remaining 25g sugar and 8 tablespoons of water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 12-15 minutes until the lemon slices are tender, watching that the syrup doesn’t burn.
Arrange the slices on top of the cake.
Not to blow my own trumpet but it tastes incredible!
I grabbed the recipe from Sainsbury’s and made some adaptions/removed a couple of steps but if you want to follow it step to step then you can find it here.
What’s your favourite cake?