Lemon drizzle cake

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Lemon drizzle cake
« on: February 25, 2017, 14:04 »
This summer's garden club schedule " A Lemon Drizzle Cake" in a 2 lb loaf tin.
Now, I really want to win this !!! so please can I have the best recipe ever, to help me on the way :D  regards, Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 14:55 »
This one  ;)

https://www.mumsnet.com/food/recipe/1299-Lemon-drizzle-cake

I make it with one of the 'spreadable from the fridge' butters, rather than the margarine in the recipe, I think it gives a better taste.

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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 16:51 »
I use lemoncello in the drizzle hic hic
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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 17:51 »
Mary berry has a good one or has it to be your own recipe.
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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 19:29 »
Thanks ladies for your replies, any recipe is ok, this class is not stipulated.  So it needs to be the best one in the world !!!!!!!  Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 23:26 »
I would use the Mary Berry recipe with the spreadable butter, a touch of powdered cardamom and a touch of limoncello in the drizzle.

The Mary Berry recipe will give the right ratio of baking powder. Self raising flour always needs a little baking powder to make the cake really light.

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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 15:48 »
thank you all for your ideas and it looks like Mary Berry is the way to go.  Now I have to practice and make a few, I've got until August , thanks again, Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2017, 16:21 »
Just a note on the Mary Berry Recipe - in most places on-line the quantities given are for a 1lb tin, so you'll need to double the quantities and cook for longer.

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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2017, 18:17 »
One I have settled on over the years: (Usually in a springform or bundt ring but also works in a 2lb loaf tin)

The cake:
175g    polenta (cornmeal)
100g    plain flour
tsp    salt
125ml low-fat natural yoghurt
1 tsp   baking powder
180g    unsalted butter
220g    caster sugar
4    eggs
1-2 tsp lemon extract
zest of 2 large unwaxed lemons (or 3 small)

For the Drizzle:
juice of the lemons that you zested
100 g   Icing sugar

For the Icing:
2tbsp  lemon juice
100 g  Icing sugar


Works for me!

Best wishes
HGB

1.   Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with greaseproof or baking parchment.

2.   Sift together the polenta, flour, salt and baking powder.

3.   Beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy.

4.   Stir in the lemon extract then beat in the eggs, one at a time.

5.   Sprinkle the lemon zest evenly over the top

6.   Add the dry ingredient mix alternating spoonfuls with spoonfuls  of the yoghurt, stirring well after each addition.

7.   Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin then bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until a skewer or a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.   (I genreally check after 30 minutes and if the cake appears to be browning too quickly I cover with a loose lid of kitchen foil.

Drizzle:

8.   Warm together the juice and icing sugar into a syrup.  While the cake is still warm, make holes all over with a skewer and spoon the syrup over the warm cake still in the tin.    When cooled, remove from the loaf tin and chuck the lining and cool the cake fully on a wire rack.

Dribble icing:

9.   Sift the icing sugar then gradually mix in lemon juice until you get a thick pouring consistency.   Randomly dribble lines of the icing over the loaf, different speeds give different thicknesses of dribble line.  WHen all used, leave to set.
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Lemon Drizzle Cake
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 12:35 »
I would like to make one, is it ok to use a loaf tin.  Also I do not like the topping when it is crunchy sugar.
Could I make the topping with a pour- over sort of Icing Sugar with lemon juice ? or is there an even better way,  thanks,  Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Lemon Drizzle Cake
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 13:33 »
A few here for one in a tin and this one uses icing sugar in the drizzle...

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Re: Lemon drizzle cake
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 16:48 »
Thanks for that, regards, Mrs Bouquet



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