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Lemon Drizzle Cake

Submitted by Ailish McAloney
This recipe is in categories Baking, Desserts, Party food, Picnic
About this recipe
Healthiness : (6 votes)
Difficulty:  2 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: This is easy to make but care needs to be taken with using the oven.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Number of servings: 10
Serving suggestions: Slice and serve with a hot drink of your choice.

Drizzle cakes are especially moist and delicious, with a lovely tangy flavour.
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 310g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 lemons
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 greaseproof paper
  • Bowl
  • Scales
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sieve
  • Container
  • Baking tin
Making and cooking it
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  1. Heat the oven to 180c/ fan 160c/ gas 4 
  2. Separate 225g of unsalted butter into slices and microwave to soften
  3. Place a bowl on top of some scales and weigh it
  4. Now add 225g of caster sugar, take off the scales pour in the softened butter and beat
  5. Crack 4 eggs into the bowl one at a time and slowly mix
  6. Sift 225g of self raising flour and mix
  7. Grate the zest of 1 lemon and fully combined, you should now have a creamy mixture
  8. Put grease proof paper in a loaf tin, pour the mixture in and carefully shake to level
  9. Place the mixture into the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes
  10. Squeeze 1 1/2 lemons into a container and mix with 85g of caster sugar to make the drizzle mixture
  11. Once baked make holes in the top with a fork and pour the drizzle mixture all over
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Name: Jake 14th May 2018
looks fun
Name: Laura Valentino 26th January 2017
Name: Hannah 18th November 2016
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