Everyone loves a Really Lemony Lemon Drizzle!

38469914_227191524801873_6347507024019849216_nSo you can’t beat a good old lemon drizzle cake, the ultimate crowd pleaser! Zingy but ultra sweet, a little bit sour, a little bit rich and very moist.

Got to say, this always always goes down a storm!

Easiest bit is…equal amount of sugar, butter and flour, and you cook at the same temperature too!

Ingredients:

For the very lemony lemon cake:

  1. 175g flour (self raising)
  2. 175g butter
  3. 175g caster sugar
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 2 lemons (zest and juice)
  6. vanilla essence

For the icing:         Lemon juice   &   sugar

For the buttercream:    good squirt of Lemon juice,  100g of icing sugar,  100g of butter

Method:

  • preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius
  • cream together butter and sugar until paler in colour and smooth
  • zest and juice lemons and add to wet mixture (it will look curdled but don’t you worry!)
  • add 3 eggs and vanilla essence and mix like a bat out of hell
  • sift the flour and fold in
  • add to a round tin (any standard diameter, I even use a loaf tin sometimes)
  • cook for 30-40 mins, until a light golden colour and a knife comes out clean

Icing:

  • Juice 2 lemons and add in caster sugar untuil thick consistency, sort of like runny custard.
  • Poke holes with a fork (lightly!) in top of cake
  • Put icing on cake (whilst its still in tin)

Buttercream

  • Mix butter and icing sugar
  • Beat like crazy and add lemon juice to taste
  • Fill the cake generously

 

ENJOY with a good cuppa 😀 38469914_227191524801873_6347507024019849216_n

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