Lemon Drizzle Cake

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a moist light cake with a sweet sugar crunch

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Yields1 Serving

 2 unwaxed lemons ( if you don't have unwaxed give your lemons a good scrub in warm water to remove the wax )
 275 g granulated sugar
 175g butter
 200g SR Flour
 1/2tspn baking powder
 3 eggs
 1 tspn vanilla extract

1

Heat oven to 180C

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4

Grease a 2lb loaf tin and line the bottom ( or use a liner )

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7

Zest the lemons finely

8
9

Mix 175g of the sugar ,the butter, the flour,baking powder , egg , lemon zest and vanilla extract

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12

When it's combined pour into prepared tin, level the surface

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14

Bake until well risen and it's a pale golden colour . This will take about 35 minutes

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Take out of oven and cool in the tin for 5 minutes

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19

Squeeze the lemons so you have about 3 tbspns of juice and mix with the raining 100g of sugar

20

Set the cake on a wire rack with a plate underneath it

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23

Make about 50 holes in the top of the cake with a skewer ( the deeper the holes the further down the cake your syrup will go )

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26

Gradually spoon half of the syrup over the cake

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After about 5 mins spoon over the rest

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31

Serve once the sugar has crystallised

Ingredients

 2 unwaxed lemons ( if you don't have unwaxed give your lemons a good scrub in warm water to remove the wax )
 275 g granulated sugar
 175g butter
 200g SR Flour
 1/2tspn baking powder
 3 eggs
 1 tspn vanilla extract

Directions

1

Heat oven to 180C

2
3
4

Grease a 2lb loaf tin and line the bottom ( or use a liner )

5
6
7

Zest the lemons finely

8
9

Mix 175g of the sugar ,the butter, the flour,baking powder , egg , lemon zest and vanilla extract

10
11
12

When it's combined pour into prepared tin, level the surface

13
14

Bake until well risen and it's a pale golden colour . This will take about 35 minutes

15
16
17

Take out of oven and cool in the tin for 5 minutes

18
19

Squeeze the lemons so you have about 3 tbspns of juice and mix with the raining 100g of sugar

20

Set the cake on a wire rack with a plate underneath it

21
22
23

Make about 50 holes in the top of the cake with a skewer ( the deeper the holes the further down the cake your syrup will go )

24
25
26

Gradually spoon half of the syrup over the cake

27
28
29

After about 5 mins spoon over the rest

30
31

Serve once the sugar has crystallised

Lemon Drizzle Cake