Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Simple but impressive, a well-made lemon drizzle cake is always a winner at the dinner table or a garden party. This recipe is sweet, light, moist and is the taste equivalent to eating sunshine. We recommend buying a few extra lemons, just in case you want to make it even sweeter.

Ingredients - Serves 10 slices

300g caster sugar
3 lemon zests
3 large eggs
150ml double cream
240g plain flour
5g baking powder
75g unsalted butter
3 lemons, juiced
200g icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. Place 225g of caster sugar in a mixing bowl and add the lemon zest in with your hands.
  3. Add in the eggs and beat well until the mixture is thick.
  4. Heat butter on a pan until it's melted, then add the double cream into the pan. Pour this mixture in with the sugar and eggs and stir through.
  5. Sieve the plain flour and baking powder into the mixture to remove any lumps, and combine.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a grease-lined baking tin and cook for 40-45 minutes.
  7. Make your syrup by combining the juice of two lemons, 100ml of water and the remaining sugar into a saucepan over the heat.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven, poke in a few holes and pour the syrup over the cake.
  9. Create a quick icing by combining your icing sugar with the final lemon juice, and pipe over the cake.
  10. Enjoy!

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