So today has been a very wet, cold and windy day here in Faringdon! If it’s not been pouring with rain its been drizzling! Lizzie and Becksie have colds and the cats………… are very very grumpy because it’s a) cold b) windy and…….. they have the muddiest paws in the world which is making Becksie even more grumpy!
So as Lizzie, Becksie and the cats are feeling a little drizzly we decided that there was only one thing to do……… make a cake!
A quick look in the fruit bowl revealed two lemons that needed to be put to good use (they’ve been there a whiles oops)! So cake + lemon +drizzle equals a classic……. Lemon drizzle Cake!
Now we didn’t bother to look at a recipe as we knew what we wanted, a light, lemony, sugary affair that would help us forget the dark rainy outside and cheer us with the lovely sticky delight that is lemon drizzle! So this is what we did:
150grams of butter
150grams of sugar (now really we wanted to use caster but we didn’t have enough so we used ordinary sugar)
150grams of self raising flour
2 lemons zest and juice
30grams of caster sugar for the topping
Preheat the oven to 190c
Cream the butter and sugar until pale – it really is worth spending about 10mins doing this (it is a little boring but it makes for a much lighter cake).
Take out the oven and prick the hot cake – drizzle with the lemony sugary mixture and allow to cool! Slice and serve! Delicious!!