Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Recipe : Lemon Drizzle Cake


I LOVE home-made cake ! My mum is amazing at baking so I've always been used to lots of yummy home-made goodies. I was shocked at how different it was, when I first tried shop bought lemon drizzle cake. It made me realise just how good my mums recipe is ! So I made her one to say thank you for all the ones she's made me and I thought I'd share the recipe with you so that could also enjoy a Lovely Lemon Drizzle Cake !

Ingredients : 

  • 2 eggs 
  • 4oz (110g) of caster sugar 
  • 4oz (110g) of self raising flour
  • 4oz (110g) of margarine 
  • 1 table spoon of milk 
  • 2-3 un-waxed lemons 
  • A lil bit extra sugar for sprinkling 
  • Annnddd another 2 table spoons of sugar for the lemon sugar syrup that makes it taste so yummy !  

 Other bits and bobs you'll need : 

  • Mixing bowl 
  • Two mugs 
  • A spoon ( I'm not entirely sure if that counts as equitment ... but you need one haha ) 
  • A loaf tin 
  • A loaf tin liner ( If you don't have one don't worry! You can just grease the tin instead ) 
  • A whisk 
  • A fork 
  • Zester/Grater

This should make one lemon drizzle loaf cake :) Before you start cooking pre-set your oven to 180 degrees... I mean you don't have to, I can't make you or anything .. it would just probably help haha :) 

Step One : Cream your sugar and margarine until the mixture has a white sheen to it. ( It is socially acceptable to eat the mixture as long as your hands are clean and nobody sees you ... I checked ;) )

 

Step Two : Carefully break both your eggs into a mug so that, if you accidentally get some shell in it then you've not ruined your mixture ! Then use your fork to whisk the eggs until they're light and fluffy .. at least that's what my mum used to say . I'm not entirely sure how an egg can be fluffy but I'll take her word for it !

 

Step Three : Add your egg and whisk it into the mixture a little bit at a time. By adding it bit by bit it avoids the mixture curdling . Although I was making this mixture with my boyfriend once and he somehow managed to curdle it before we'd even added egg ! But hey , at least no matter what you do to your mixture I can pretty much guarantee you wont do that because it's not technically possible .. unless you're him, clearly ;)

 

Step Four : Sift the self raising flour into the mixture and whisk until everything's combined ( It tastes really good at this point ) 

 
Step Five: Using the zesting side of a grater to zest two of your lemons and then add the zest to the car mixture and stir !

 

Step Six : Line or grease your loaf tin and spoon in the cake mixture ! Then pop it in your pre-heated oven.


 

Step Seven : Whist the cake is cooking, juice the lemons with a fork or a citrus juicer. Sift out the pips over a microwavable mug so you're left with only the juice in the mug :) Add two table spoons of caster sugar ( or to taste ) and microwave until the sugar dissolves into the lemon juice :) If it's too sour, add more sugar ! You can .. and probably should do this bit over the hob, It was just easier and quicker for me to use the microwave !



Step Eight : Take the cakes out of the oven when they're golden brown and springy to the touch. To check that they're cooked, poke a clean knife through the middle, if it comes out clean then the cakes done. If not then pop it back in the oven for another five minutes an check again !

Step Nine : When your cake is cooked, poke lots of holes in it with a fork whilst it's still warm an pour your hot lemon-sugar mixture over the cake ! Finish off with a sprinkling of sugar and VOILA ! Your very own lovely lemon drizzle cake ! Way better than the shops ;)



Did you know that lemons are technically classed as berries, not a fruit ! So are oranges and watermelons! You can tell that to all your friends when you invite them round for a slice of lemon drizzle cake ... or you know, just tell them on the phone while you eat the whole thing yourself ;) Whichever takes your fancy !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

lots of love, Marianne xxx

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13 comments:

  1. I've never been that big a fan on fruit in a cake (keep healthy and unhealthy things separate!) but this looks absolutely delightful! And they're decorated so beautifully- how could I not fall in love with them?!

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    1. I'm the same as you but can't resist lemon drizzle cake :) I'm glad you liked the decoration !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. First of all, you are so sweet to make your mom a cake, I love that, it definitely makes me want to bake for my mom! Second, it's like you know the way to my heart! I LOVE a good lemon drizzle cake and this one looks and sounds so good, I'm definitely going to have to try it! Thanks so much for sharing with us lovely and I hope you had a great holiday! I am so happy you are back! XO -Kim
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    1. My mums the best, she deserved a cake with having to live with me hehe ! It's so yummy :) Aww that's really sweet of you! I had a great holiday it was really lovely to get away from everything for a little bit but I'm really happy to be back with more drive to throw myself into blogging!

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. HAHA :'D I'm definitely going to do the talking on the phone instead of having to share it. I love that you made this for your mom as a thank you! :') That is seriously so sweet and kind of you. Your mom is very lucky to have such an amazing daughter :) <3 I really want to try this out now :D I think my mom would really love it! She's always looking for new recipes to try so I will definitely be telling her about this one. Thanks for sharing <3 By the way how was your vacation? :) Great, I'm hoping

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    1. That's definitely my preferred option hehe ! :) Nah, my mums brilliant so it's more the other way round and I'm lucky to have a mum like her :) My holiday was really nice, thank you so so much for asking ! I'm going to do two posts in the next few weeks that are slightly related to it :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  4. I love this recipe!! Looks so amazing...I love pretty much anything with lemon in it :) Definitely will have to try this one day, thanks for posting! :)

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    1. Aw I'm really glad you like it !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. Naww what a lovely idea, I hope your Mum enjoyed it because it looks amazing and such a sweet...pun intended way to say thank you! Your boyfriend must have some seriously mad baking skills lol! I have to say your packaging and presentation skills are on point too, I totally admire you for that, I have the most horrific wrapping skills hahaha!

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    1. PS: Glad your back, missed your blog! <3

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    2. Yes he is a ... shall we say unique cook hehe but lovely in lots of other ways ... I think I'll just stick to being the one who bakes hehe :) Thank you ! I found this little packaging set for loaf cakes in T.K.Max and just couldn't resist :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. These look incredible, love the idea of individually wrapping them! I'll definitely be baking these sometime!
    Looking forward to more recipe posts in the future :)

    Katie xox

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    1. Aww Thank you ! I'm glad you like them :) I'd love to do more recipe posts soon, I'm thinking maybe some healthy meals ones to break up my obsession with cake a lil bit hehe :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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