Saturday, 19 January 2013

Yummy Lemon Drizzle Cake!!

This is my favorite cake to make, its easy and quick and everybody loves it! Trust me everyone will love it!!

What you need:

Lemon Syrup Cake:

125g unsalted butter

175g caster sugar

2 large eggs

zest of 1 lemon

175g self raising flour

pinch of salt

4 tablespoons milk

 loaf tin

For the syrup:
juice of 1 1/2 lemons

100g icing sugar

For the glaze:

juice of 1/2 a lemon

150g icing sugar

To Make The lemon Cake:

Preheat your oven to 180 C/ gas mark 4.
Butter and line your loaf tin well.

Cream together butter and sugar and add eggs and lemon zest, beating them in well.
Gently fold in the flour and the salt, mixing thoroughly and then add the milk.
 Spoon the batter into your prepared tin and bake for 45 mins or until cake tester comes out clean.

For the lemon syrup:

Put the lemon juice and icing sugar into a saucepan and heat gently until the icing sugar dissolves.
As soon as cake is out of oven, puncture small holes all over and pour over the syrup.
Leave the lemon cake to cool completely before removing from the tin.

For the lemon icing:

Combine lemon juice and icing sugar until smooth and white, add a little more icing sugar if needed.  Make sure your cake is completely cool before drizzling with the icing.

Do you like lemon drizzle cake?

Morgan xx