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Quick Lemon Drizzle

A simple but tasty cake for when you fancy a cake but haven't got all day - bish bash bosh!

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  • Eggs (up to you how many) (approx 60g per egg)
  • Plain flour
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • 1 dollop of natural yoghurt
  • 1 Lemon (or more if you're feeling in a zingy mood)
  • Baking powder

Method- Cake

  • Weigh your eggs... then match the weight for sugar, butter and flour
  • Cream together sugar and butter
  • Beat eggs and mix them in
  • Mix in flour with a 2 baking powder (2 level tsp for every 150g flour)
  • Add a dollop of yoghurt (heaped tbsp or so)
  • Add the zest 1 lemon
  • Mix well and bake at 180°C for 20-30 mins or until a knife pulls out clean

Method - Drizzle (as soon as the cake is out of the oven)

  • Mix together a couple of tsp of sugar with the juice of the lemon
  • Stab the cake with a skewer or fork and pour over

* The 'weight of an egg technique' can be used for a simple sponge or lemon can be swapped for chocolate, nuts or berries etc

Added by: Behla

Tags: Cake Lemon

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The method for this delicious sounding recipe seems to need a bit of tweaking -- cream the butter and sugar together rather than cream butter and flour together, then mix in beaten eggs is how I would make it. Also, the rule of thumb that I follow is to either pour a cooled sugar/lemon mix over a hot cake, or a hot sugar/lemon mix over a cool cake. This seems to work better. Don't forget to puncture the cake with a tooth pick or a skewer to facilitate absorption.

Virginia Jones 06 May 2016


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