Friday 18 November 2016

Simple Lemon Drizzle Cake

Never actually made a lemon drizzle before...I sort of went down the cupcake route, rather than the classic big cakes. I've been trying to cut back on the eating of junk food, but I was really hungry, and decided my make a small'ish cake with stuff in the kitchen, while watching TV. Not much attention made to presentation here! I did get to use one of the smaller cake tins I have lying round...

 Small Lemon Drizzle

  • Pre-heat oven to 160'C
  • Lightly grase a 12cm push-bottom cake tin

Cake Ingredients

  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 120g softened butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
1) Put all the ingredients in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment

2) Mix until a smooth batter is just formed

3) Scrape the batter into the greased cake tin, and gently flatten the surface

4) bake for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean (while this is baking, make the syrup).

Syrup Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 50g caster sugar

1) Put the sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan

2) Put over a low heat, and stir until the sugar has dissolved

3) Bring to the boil, and boil for 2-3 minutes

4) Leave to cool while the cake finishes cooking

5) Once the cake it out of the oven, leave it to cool for 5 minutes (leave it in the tin)

6) Skewer holes over the top of the cake

7) Pour the syrup over the cake, allowing it to soak in

8) Leave the cake until cool, then remove from the tin