Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Easy Peasy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Easy Peasy Lemon Drizzle Cake The Betty Stamp

More cake? Oh go on then.

Sometimes you just fancy baking something simple and easy. This humble, spring-inspired lemon drizzle cake was my recipe of choice for a very special occasion this week!

I got some wonderful news that two of my closest friends have gotten engaged! Emily's flown all the way from Vegas to visit George in Wales (where he proposed last week!) and they're hitting the big smoke for a few days. I promised Emily homemade baking for when she came to visit and, without having much time between work at the minute, this Easy Peasy Lemon Drizzle Cake was a perfect bake-in-an-hour, yet seriously scrummy kind of concoction.

I love lemony puds and this one has the perfect amount of zingy punch in the drizzle and fluffy yet moist lemon soaked sponge.

I actually wanted the drizzle to be pink so put pink food colouring in it….as you can see…it is not pink in the slightest. So I failed.

Baking gone wrong, by Betty.

Pink because you must have pink things with champagne! And I didn't have any strawberries to hand. Or pink champagne. So I baked a pink cake. Which isn't pink.

I mean that makes zero sense, where am I even going with this.

ONTO THE RECIPE!


Easy Peasy Lemon Drizzle Cake The Betty Stamp


What you'll need //

150g caster sugar
150g butter
3 eggs
grated zest of 2 lemons
175g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder

Drizzle//
juice of 1.5 lemons
100g caster sugar


What to do//

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C (fan). Grease and lightly flour a rectangular baking tray approx 25cm x 16cm x 4cm.

Cream together your butter and sugar. Whisk your eggs and gradually add to the mixture along with the lemon zest, sifted flour & baking powder.

Pour the mixture into your tin spreading to each corner and bake for approx 35-40 mins or until a knife comes out clean.


Easy Peasy Lemon Drizzle Cake The Betty Stamp


For your zingy drizzle, combine your caster sugar & lemon juice (and pink food colouring that doesn't turn out pink!)

Leave cake to cool slightly before pouring over your drizzle whilst the cake is still in the tin (or you'll have a big old sugary mess to clean up)


Easy Peasy Lemon Drizzle Cake The Betty Stamp


SO MOIST!


Easy Peasy Lemon Drizzle Cake The Betty Stamp


Slice and enjoy with a cup of tea, or in our case, a glass of champagne after gorging on BBQ Bodeans!!

Betty x


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2 Comments:

At 14 April 2016 at 10:40 , Blogger Angela Entwistle said...

Ooh yum, great choice of bake for your fiend Betty, lemony desserts / cakes are just the best. When ever we get food when we're out and about I will always choose something lemony if it's available. It looks great, even though your pink lemon drizzle had other ideas! :-)
Angela x

 
At 15 April 2016 at 23:21 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

haha my pink drizzle definitely had other plans! mm they're my fave too especially after a big meal, I had a lemon sorbet tonight in fact! :) xx

 

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