Friday, 25 January 2013

Lemon Drizzile Cake ♥

     Hi lovelies! As I love baking so much, I had a lovely Christmas present from my mum which was a "Traditional Family Cakes" book with step-by-step guide of how to bake those classic favourites. All together this book has 40 cakes which I'm going to try and bake.
     So today I made my first ever Lemon Drizzle cake! I was a bit scared of the word "lemon" but I do want to try out new things!"This cake has a tangy lemon sugar syrup drizzled over it while still warm which permeates through the sponge to give it a wonderful moistness and extra lemony flavour" and I perfectly agree! This cake is good for new bakers like me although in future I want to open my own cake business!

Ingredients:

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g soured cream
  • 1 large lemon, zest and juice
  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • zest from the lemon in the icing

  • For the icing:
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 large organic lemon, juice only

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 5.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Add sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, soured cream, lemon zest, lemon juice and oil. 
  4. Pour the egg mixture into dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured 18cm cake tin and bake for 40-45 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
  6. While the cake is baking you can make the icing – stir the lemon juice into the icing sugar so it coats the back of the spoon. You might need a bit of water to get the right consistency.
  7. Just before the cake is done, warm the icing gently to about 40C. Remove the cake from the oven, and take it out of the tin. Prick the surface of the cake with a fork and pour over the warm icing. Give it half an hour or so to cool

{Top Tip}

For a crunchy lemon crust, make the
lemon syrup with granulated sugar
instead of icing sugar.

 
 
 

23 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. I want a slice. :)
    By the way, I've just nominated you for the Liebster Award.

    xox, Nina.

    http://vanillaparadisee.blogspot.com/

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  4. OMG :D this cake looks so yummy! Definitely just subbed, need to try and make myself a cake like this asap :D

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    xx

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      Followed your blog xxx

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  5. Ohh.. Looks delicious :p Now I'm hungry!

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  6. looks sooooo good! cuteeeee blog, have started following if you wanna folow each other? looking forward to more posts! xxxoxoxooo

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  7. That looks delicious. I want cake sooo badly now!x

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  8. This looks so yummy! :D This post has got me tempted to fix myself a sweet snack!

    btw, Rina I've nominated your blog for a Liebster award! Do check this link for more details: http://primpandpaper.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award-nominee-d.html

    xx Francesca

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    1. I already have been nominated, sorry) Thanks anyway x

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  9. http://bonowl.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/liebster-award_29.html I've nominated you for the Liebster award.

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    1. So sorry but i already have been nominated( Thanks anyway)

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  11. Mmmmm I LOOOVE lemon cake!!! I really want some now!! I may have to make this soon!
    Love the blog - now a follower! Sorry it took me so long to follow! :)
    Hannah

    HannahMarieBeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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