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MTT: Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

August 8, 2014

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I’m going to blame you lot on Twitter for what happened to me this week.

There I was on my day off, quietly minding my own business when suddenly all I can think about is cake. Cake cake cake cake. And there it is: 80% of my timeline tweeting about the Great British Sodding Bake-Off. You’ve been quietly brainwashing me to MAKE AND EAT THE CAKE .

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So off I trot to my kitchen cupboards to check I have the basics (and this cake really does only require the basics. The basics and a lemon). Luckily I have this idea that if I make a cake in less than ten minutes I can pretend it’s still paleo.

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My logic is faultless; I ate four slices, I’m not one pound heavier and I fully blame Twitter.

This cake might not be pretty but it is bloody quick and very tasty. I use an approximation of Delia’s all-in-one sponge and then slap a lemon/sugar syrup on the top. It’s fluffy, it’s crunchy, it’s sweet, it’s delicious.

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And when you eat four slices you too can blame Twitter.

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Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake
 
You could make this more lemon-y by grating the rind of a lemon into the cake mix but as I am lazy I don't bother ;)
Ingredients
  • 4oz flour
  • 4oz caster sugar (plus about 2 tbsp for the drizzle)
  • 4oz room temperature butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste (or essence)
  • Juice of a lemon
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees C.
  2. Sieve the flour into a bowl (though again, I can rarely be arsed and my cakes are always fine...) and add the caster sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder and vanilla paste.
  3. Mix well with some sort of electric mixer until you have a batter that falls off a spoon easily. Add a little milk (or water) if it's too thick.
  4. Tip into a greased tin and bake for 25-30 mins, until golden on top.
  5. Make your sugar syrup by juicing a lemon and adding enough sugar to create a thick paste that you can pour on top of the cake.
  6. Leave the cake to cool for ten minutes and drizzle with the sugar syrup. i tend to chuck mine on and spread it with the back of a spoon.
  7. Leave to cool further and eat with a lovely cup of tea.

 

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Narrowboat Wife August 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I LOVE lemon drizzle!

    • Reply alice August 8, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      it’s my absolute favourite!

  • Reply Morgana @ butwhymummywhy August 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I am totally trying this over the weekend. Yum.

    • Reply alice August 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      let me know how you got on! x

  • Reply Jenny August 10, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Ohh yummy! This sounds and looks delicious. Perfect for summer. I will definitely have to try this. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing darling. Hope all is well.

  • Reply Katie Haydock August 10, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I’m a huge fan of all ‘shove it all in a bowl and stir’ cakes… this looks amazing!

    • Reply alice August 12, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      me too! Who can be bothered with separating egg yolks and whites, eh?! x

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  • Reply Ria October 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Mmm that looks sooo good! We have so much lemon trees where we live and I’m always promising myself that Im going to make something as I hate seeing it go to waste! Now I have a good excuse! Will need to try this. It looks simple but amazing

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