Lemon Drizzle Cake

We’ve had enough of banana bread!

This is now our weekend go to cake and a firm favourite with the littliest Hudson, plus it’s the easiest lemon drizzle cake we’ve tried (credit BBC Good Food)

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 lemon, zested

For the drizzle topping:

  • 1½ lemons, juiced
  • 85g caster sugar

Method

  • Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  • Beat together the butter and caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add the eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.
  • Sift in the self-raising flour, then add the lemon zest and mix until well combined.
  • Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.
  • Bake for 45-50 mins or until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the lemons juice and caster sugar to make the drizzle.
  • Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle – the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping.
  • Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve. Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.
Our tip, needs longer than 50 mins in the oven, we cooked it for nearly 1 hour.

Credit to BBC Good Food https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/lemon-drizzle-cake

Enjoy X