Recipe | Sunny Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake

Tuesday, 15 March 2016


I always like to have a nice selection of foods on the table when Easter comes around as we are sure to have people popping in to visit throughout the day! Although chocolate is a good all rounder, there is never any shortage of it in this holiday, so I like to make an alternative dessert for people to enjoy and a good lemon cake never disappoints.
This cake is super easy to make and the bundt pan gives it a wonderful traditional look. The lemon icing drizzle finishes it perfectly while adding a little extra moist-ness (is that a word?!) to the cake.
I prefer my lemon cake to taste like lemon, no 'ooh that's got a nice little zing to it'', here. I want full-on, packs-a-punch, citrus blast - but this recipe can easily be adapted to your personal taste.

You'll need

FOR THE CAKE
3 large eggs (I always use free range)
175g Self Raising Flour
175g Caster Sugar
175g Butter
1 Teaspoon baking powder
Juice of 2 freshly squeezed lemons
Zest of 1 fresh lemon
Teaspoon Yellow food colouring

FOR THE DRIZZLE
Juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon
125g icing sugar (you can add more if needed)

Method

1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees celcuis and grease your bundt pan.
2. Beat the eggs, flour, caster sugar, butter, baking powder and lemon zest in a large bowl.
3. I like to add some yellow food colouring to my cake to make it extra cheerful and sunny, so add this now and gradually add in the lemon juice to your taste. Combine until smooth and turn out into the bundt pan.
4.Bake in the oven for about 30 mins or until just golden brown and shrinking away from the sides of the pan.
5. While the cake is warm, I like to poke some holes into it, so that the drizzle can really infuse with the cake and make it extra moist and delicious.
6. While the cake is cooling you can make the drizzle. Carefully mix together the lemon juice and icing sugar until a smooth paste forms. It shouldn't be watery but you don't want to have to spread it either. The aim is to create a 'drizzle' topping so add the juice into the icing sugar slowly until you reach a happy medium!
7. Once the cake is cool, use the end of a teaspoon to drizzle the topping over your cake. You can create any pattern or design you like or keep it random.
8. Slice, serve and enjoy!


This cake is super yummy and more-ish and just perfect for those sunny Spring days! I could only manage to photograph half of the cake as my mum, auntie and I tucked into the other half before my camera even came out! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

What's your favourite Easter dessert?


4 comments:

  1. Mmmmm I love lemon drizzle cakes =]

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    1. Aren't they just delicious?!
      Thanks for reading!
      xx

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  2. This look delicious!! I love good lemon cake.
    Ps: I love how you redecorate the blog haha, super pretty :)

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    1. Thankyou darling, glad you like it! Be is a dream weaver!
      Lots of love
      xx

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