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Lemon Drizzle


It's not often that I follow a recipe, not because there aren't fabulous recipes out there but because I'm more of a throw it in and see what happens kind of baker, which is sometimes not a great trait to have as I have had my fair share of failures in the kitchen.


However, today called for a classic recipe baked in a classic way. I had 4 HUGE lemons in my fruit bowl and I just had to use one to bake a cake.


I used the BBC GoodFood Website and this recipe : https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/lemon-drizzle-cake However I did tweak the topping. See, just can't stick to a recipe!


I love a lemon drizzle and baking a cake loaf style is one of my favourites.

Serves 8-10

Easy Baking!

Ready in less than 60 minutes.




I N G R E D I E N T S

CAKE

225g Butter (Softened)

225g Caster Sugar

4 Eggs

225g Self Raising Flour

Lemon zest from 1 lemon


ICING

Lemon Juice from 1 Lemon

Enough Icing Sugar to make a thick paste





M E T H O D

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

  2. Beat together 225g softened unsalted butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.

  3. Sift in 225g self-raising flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined.

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

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

  6. In a clean bowl, add 1/2 of the lemon juice and slowly add icing sugar a tea spoon at a time. Mix together well and add more lemon juice of icing sugar if needed to create a thick smooth luscious icing.


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