It’s May bank holiday weekend, there really isn’t a better time to bake a cake. And nothing says summer like this delicious sticky lemon drizzle cake. Its my all time favourite. I like it the day after its been made when the lemon sugar syrup has stuck with the icing sugar topping, a sweet & tangy crunch to go with this light and airy sponge. Beautiful.
If you’d like to have a go at making the sticky lemon drizzle cake here is what you’ll need.
– 225g softened butter
– 225g White sugar
– 4 lemons
– 4 medium eggs
– 200g self-raising flour
– 2.5g Baking powder
– 50g icing sugar plus a little extra for dusting.
You’ll also need:
– An electric mixer/ or hand whisk.
– Cake tin
– weighing scales
– large bowl.
Heres what you do:
1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
2. Butter and line the base of your cake tin.
3. Put all of your ingredients (but NOT your icing sugar or lemons) into your large bowl and whisk together until light and airy.
4. Zest your lemons
5. Squeeze the juice from all of your lemons into a bowl.
6. Add 3/4 of the lemon juice and all of your lemon zest to the cake mixture. Fold until thoroughly combined.
7. Spoon into the prepared cake tin
8. Place on the middle shelf and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
9. whilst waiting for your cake to bake mix together the remaining lemon juice and your icing sugar to make a zingy syrup.
10. Once your cake is done, you can tip it out of your tin and onto your cake stand. using a knife or skewer, poke holes throughout the top of the cake.
11. Drizzle your lemon syrup over the top of your warm cake, it may pool at first, but give it a minute and it will all sink in.
12. Dust icing sugar over the top while the cake is still warm. If you want to make a pretty pattern on the top, you can place a biscuit cutter on the cake before sprinkling over the icing sugar, once you lift it off you’ll have a lovely cut out.
And thats it, your sticky lemon drizzle cake is ready to eat.
The perfect afternoon treat to go with a cup of tea.
I hope you’re all enjoying the bank holiday weekend!
The little woman pretends.