Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Lemon cake recipe

After hounding a lady I work with for this recipe a few years ago, I have made it countless times and it is by far my favourite lemon cake. Ever. To celebrate my new found love for spring, I thought I'd have a little baking session and enjoy my cake with a cup of tea.  

It was only after making my yummy cake that I had the idea of sharing the recipe, so do excuse the post cake making pictures.





Laura's Yummy Lemon Cake

150g tub of low fat plain yogurt
(Use the empty tub as an easy measure to make the cake)
2x caster sugar
3x pots self raising flour
1x sunflour oil
2 large eggs
Grated rind of 1 lemon

Place all the ingredients into a bowl or mixer and mix until combined (I like to put the dry ingredients in first and mix together, then add the wet ingredients, lastly adding the lemon zest). Pour into your chosen cake tin, an 8inch cake tin is recommended but I've used all sorts. Bake in the oven at 170 cent/325f/gas mark 3 for 50 minutes. As always, keep an eye on your cake in case the cooking time needs to be adjusted.

Once cooked, remove from the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes and pierce the cake in several places. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into a cup, add a teaspoon of sugar and mix, then spoon over the top of the cake and allow to cool. 

Devour your cake with a cup of tea.
Yummy!

If you've tried this recipe or something similar then let me know.


Laura
xx


Spring?

Spring doesn't officially start until next Tuesday so I am a week early, but I've woken up today after a lovely long sleep and I'm feeling like today is the start of spring time here in the UK. The sun is out, the weather is fresh and I can hear all the birdies singing. Lovely :)



Spring means a few things to me, out go the wooly tights and coats, in come the sheer tights and cardigans to slowly ease me into Summer  pop socks and pretty dresses! I can't wait! 

Laura
xx