Lemon drizzle loaf

As I mentioned before in my key lime pie post, I’m a big fan of tangy, tart and lemony desserts. This being none of them; a tangalicious moist sponge, perfect with your cuppa at any time of the day.

Definitely my go to sweet when I’m visiting friends & family, they all just swoon at this. Literally using a handful of ingredients, this loaf truly is a piece of cake to make (see what I did there?).

I even had some mix leftover to make half a dozen muffins along with my glorious loaf!

A.E x

What you’ll need

▪ 225g unsalted butter (softened)

▪ 225g caster sugar

▪ 4 eggs

▪ 225g self raising flour

▪ zest of 2 lemon & juice of ½ lemon

For the drizzle

▪ juice of 1 ½ lemon

 ▪ 85g caster sugar

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Method

– pre heat oven to 180c. Whisk together the butter and caster sugar till creamy and lighter in colour. One by one add the eggs combining well.

– sift in the flour and tip in your zest and juice of ½ a lemon, mix together well.

– line a loaf tin with baking paper (this is so your loaf comes out easily). Spoon in the mixture, I also managed to get 6 muffins out the mix along with the loaf.

– Bake for 50-60 mins (less for muffins). Use a skewer to test doneness by putting it in to centre of loaf and checking the skewer comes out clean.

-whilst loaf cools down, mix together juice of 1 and a half lemons with caster sugar to make the drizzle.

– prick your now warm cake with a fork all over and pour your lemon & sugar mix over the top ensuring it gets in to those holes; this will guarantee a moist tangy cake throughout and a crisp topping.

– leave cake to completely cool, then carefully remove from tin,  slice and tuck in!

On the off chance there is any left over, store in a container for up to 4 days (if they last that long)

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I managed to make some muffins from the leftover batter!
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds delightful! I can see why your friends and family swoon at it.

    This post would make a great addition to Our Growing Edge, a monthly blog link up just for new food adventures. It’s a fun way to share your new food experiences with other foodies. This month’s theme is FAMILY RECIPES which includes any recipe or food experience enjoyed by your family.

    More info including how to submit your link here: http://bunnyeatsdesign.com/our-growing-edge/

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    1. This sounds great! I’ve just uploaded 😁 excited to see the feature next month 👏

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