Lemon Drizzle Cake

4 Jun

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INGREDIENTS
225g unsalted butter, softened
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
finely grated zest 1 lemon
225g self-raising flour

FOR THE DRIZZLE TOPPING
juice 1½ lemons
85g caster sugar

METHOD
1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

2. Beat together 225g softened unsalted butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.

3. Sift in 225g flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined.

4.Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon. Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

5. While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the juice of 1 1/2 lemons and 85g caster sugar to make the drizzle.

6. Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle – the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping.

7. Enjoy!

P.S I’m sorry for my lack of pictures on this one. I was too busy eating the mixture this time round!

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