Lemon Drizzle Cake

Monday, October 22, 2007

Posted by Amanda at Little Foodies

We love lemon drizzle cake in this house and as it's the holidays I just made some heart shaped ones to eat over the next few days. That's if I can get them to last that long. Click read more if you'd like the recipe.

Lemon Drizzle Cake
175g/6oz butter (room temperature)
175g/6oz caster sugar
3 medium size eggs (room temperature)
200g/7oz self raising flour
juice and zested rind of one lemon
2 tablespoons of milk

Pre-heat the oven to 175C
Cream together the butter and sugar, add the eggs and beat until it starts to come together, sieve the flour into the bowl and beat again until smooth. Add the lemon juice and rind and beat. Add the milk and beat again again until smooth.
Pour into two cake tins (7 inch) or alternatively I have made 12 normal size cupcakes and 24 tiny cupcakes with this amount of cake mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes. 12-15 minutes if you're making cupcakes.

While the cakes are in the oven make the lemon drizzle icing.

1 and a half cups of icing sugar
juice and rind of one lemon
Sieve the icing sugar into a clean bowl, add the zested lemon rind and then gradually add the lemon juice, mixing as you go. You may not need all of it.

Take the cakes out of the oven and let them stand for about 5 minutes, then drizzle the lemon icing over the top. Let them cool, then remove from the tins.

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This Post was written by Amanda from Little Foodies


I tasted a lemon cake for the second time yesterday, and I kind of liked the taste...the first experience was bad!! your's looks really lovely..I guess the shape has a lot to do with it, huh?!

Mansi said...
October 22, 2007 at 9:04:00 PM GMT+2  

I wish you could try this cake as I I've not met anybody who doesn't like it. The cake has a delicate lemony taste and the icing is like lemon sherbet. The shape of this one does help too of course! ;)

October 22, 2007 at 10:45:00 PM GMT+2  

Ummh lemon cake, I like it some times.

Rina said...
October 23, 2007 at 4:43:00 AM GMT+2  

Hi, i love your blog name what's for lunch honey..similar worlds hear everyday but different place. I like you you lemon cake ..will try today in the evening. Am new to blogging and am staying in Botswana and stopped by your site and loved the design.Trying sugarcraft and would like you to drop by and critique me by way of a comment. It helps..you know

Anonymous said...
October 23, 2007 at 10:58:00 AM GMT+2  


Meeta K. Wolff said...
October 30, 2007 at 10:20:00 AM GMT+1  

Just wanted to show you. I recently made the 5-layered cake for an Indian Wedding in Botswana.It was an experiment. Do pass by me site whenever you can.

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November 29, 2007 at 8:20:00 AM GMT+1  

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