Thursday, 27 March 2014

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

A Visit to T Maxxamus ( TK MAXX )as I call it can leave you light of pocket because of the temptation that is thrown your way , some folk liken it to a up market jumble sale with style but if you know what you are looking for or have a theme in mind then it becomes easier.

Lemon drizzle cake

Everyone loves cakes (and I believe home cooked tastes so much better , heavily intact ) when I get bored I bake so why don'y you bake this  this light and tangy loaf? It is quick, easy and sure to please everyone



Servings: 8-10 depending on what tins you use.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

Cake

  • 175g (6 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 175g (6 oz) butter or magarine (softened)
  • 175g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Finely grated rind of 2 lemons

Lemon syrup

  • Juice of 2 lemons, strained
  • 115g (4 oz) caster sugar

Method

  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, butter or spread, milk and whisk for 1 minute with an electric whisk or  2 minutes by hand.

  • You can either the mixture into a greased and base-lined 1 kg (2 lb) loaf tin or as I did split into 4 mini bunt tin spooning the remaining mixture into 4 muffin cases, I again use lakeland cake release and this does the trick 99 .99 % of the time.

  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C, 350°F, Gas 4 for 1 hour if cooking in a 2lb loaf tin  or if using 4 mini bundt tins then cook for around 30-5 minutes.


  • Turn out on to a wire tray.

  • Put the lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.

  • While cake is warm, drizzle the syrup over so that it soaks into the cake.

  • Slice and serve warm.





I bought the 4 mini bundt tins from TK MAXX myself and wasn't directed to write this post I was driven by boredom and cake. Cake makes the world go around. * fact.

25 comments:

  1. Very true indeed....Cake does make the world go round....hehehe
    That cake looks very yummy! x

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  2. Ooo that looks yummy. You cannot beat cake.

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  3. Yum! I love Using a ring mould to make a similar cake here. It's one of our favourites!

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  4. Yummy!!! You can't beat a good lemon cake! x

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  5. I love lemon drizzle cake but am too idle to cook. My mil makes lovely ones though to keep us from total cake deprivation.

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  6. Actually a beautifully baked cake would make the perfect Mothers day gift. Thanks for sharing. x

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  7. Oh scrummy! That looks delicious. I love a lemon drizzle cake.

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  8. Ooh love lemon drizzle cake. TK Maxx is such a great place for household stuff x

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  9. I love lemon drizzle cake, yummy!

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  10. Mmmm I love lemon drizzle cake, it has to be my favourite! Looks and sounds delicious x

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  11. Mmmm I love lemon drizzle cake, it has to be my favourite. It looks and sounds delicious x

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  12. I love lemon drizzle cake - one of my specialities

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  13. I love lemon drizzle and never realised how easy to make it was!

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  14. This looks yummy! I really enjoy eating lemon drizzle cake. I like the mould that you've put it in too.

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  15. I love homemade lemon drizzle cake. I'm rubbish at baking but I can manage these!

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  16. I love lemon drizzle and those little cakes are so cute

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  17. I knew I should have gone upstairs at TK Maxx yesterday - I need mini bundt tins in my life!! Would love to have a go at this lemon drizzle too - looks scrumcious :-)
    Love Vicky
    http://www.aroundandupsidedown.co.uk/

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  18. That looks AMAZING. Want!

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  19. I LOVE lemon drizzle cake, and these look amazing. Want!

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  20. I love lemon drizzle cake, but to be totally honest we've never, ever made one at home... time for a change... we will make a lemon cake :-)

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  21. I am going to have to bookmark this post as that is my favourite cake of all time and I have yet to make it but would love to.
    Liska xx

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  22. This awesome, absolutely love lemon drizzle cake!

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  23. Love the mini bunt tins and yummy cake!!

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  24. It's easy to get carried away in TK Max's kitchen department, lucky for me my mother fell for a gorgeous muffin tin with plastic lid but doesn't have room for it so gave it to me today:-) Your Lemond Bundts look utterly gorgeous, great photo:-)

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