I have resisted trying to make cake for a little while…trying really hard to do some clean eating….no refined sugar.
But today decided to make a lemon drizzle cake and give the guys at home a little treat. I have never been able to make a successful cake but very pleased with the outcome of this one…and it’s so sweet that you only need a tiny bit to satisfy that sweet tooth.
To make you will need: – 170g unsalted butter (I have no idea if mine was unsalted, I forgot to take my glasses to the shop with me)
170g of caster sugar
3 eggs – large
170g of self raising flour
Zest and juice of one lemon
60g of icing sugar
200g of white chocolate.
Put the oven on at 180 degrees C (where is the little degrees circle thing on my keyboard?? Anyone??)
Cream together the butter and the sugar (Georgia did this….I still have a weak wrist after surgery in Feb – she has her uses)
Add the eggs, one at a time and mix in.
Fold in the flour, never sure what this means so I just mixed it in slowly, seemed to work.
Grate the outside of the lemon, I am guessing this is the zest and throw it in and then chop up 100g of chocolate and throw this in too, mix it all up.
Tip into a greased cake tin, I can’t find my loaf tin so used my round tin instead…it’s all going to taste the same no matter what shape.
Put in the oven and then check after 30/35 minutes, stick a knife into it and if it comes out clean with no sticky mix then it is done.
Take the cake out of the tin – amazingly mine didn’t stick like it usually does and it went beautifully onto the plate. Whilst it is cooling mix together the icing sugar and squeeze the life out of the lemon to get the juice, check your hands for minute cuts first, ouch!!
Make holes in the cake here and there, just little knife cuts and then pour the lemon drizzle on and spread over the top of the cake. Wait for it to cool. I couldn’t wait and started melting the white chocolate. I did mine in the microwave and then splashed it around on the top of the cake in an abstract art kind of manner.
It is done! I must confess that it was still warm when I had a slice and it was fantastic. Great lemon flavour, soft in the middle and crunchy around the edges, big chunks of chocolate inside and the topping was still melty…you are supposed to wait until it has set…good luck with this!
Being good is great but now and again you should have a treat, as long as you don’t have a medical intolerance. Everything in moderation.