Tuesday 21 June 2016

Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

A few weeks ago I decided to try making a Lemon Drizzle and I am glad I did because it turned out so well and was actually surprisingly easy. Much better than shop bought lemon drizzle!
First one with sugar topping, second one with icing sugar topping.
225g butter/spread
225g caster sugar
275g of self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
4 tbsp milk
grated zest of 2 lemons

Topping - You can either do a sugar topping which is literally about 175g of sugar mixed with the juice of 2 lemons or you can do one made with icing sugar and the juice of the 2 lemons, I preferred the icing sugar one but both are good!

1. Pre - heat oven to 180 degrees and grease a square baking tin (I don't know the exact measurements but this makes quite a lot of mixture so I used a pretty big tin)
2. To a bowl, add the butter, sugar, self raising flour, baking powder, eggs, milk and grated zest, you don't need to add things one at a time and then mix, this is so simple and you can literally put it all in at once if you're using an electric whisk, this is definitely easier and takes no time at all! If you did just want to use a normal wooden spoon to mix i'd maybe add a few ingredients in at a time. 
3. When the mixture is smooth, you can add it to your prepared cake tin and bake for around 40 minutes, I check it after about 35 minutes and use a skewer to check if its done, it if it comes out clean then it means the cake is cooked and ready to come out, if there is any of the mixture still on it then it needs a bit longer.
4. Depending on which topping you go for, will depend on when you put the topping on! If you go for the sugar topping you will need to put this on while it is still warm and before it cools completely, it won't go on aswell if its cooled. Or if you go for the icing sugar topping, leave the cake to cool then add it, i literally drizzled this all over the cake and it was so nice, I got loads out of it too when I cut it into squares.

This was such an amazing cake and I'm so glad I finally attempted it! It was so soft and just perfect with icing sugar on top!

My Other Baking Recipes - Chocolate Loaf Cake, Cornflake Tart and Slutty Brownies.

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