I have been so spoilt this summer with friends constantly bringing me food and cakes to help out whilst I was in recovery. One day, this cake arrived. It was divine and I asked for the recipe. As I was clearing out old papers today, I thought I would share this recipe on the blog and then I also have it for future needs.
You need for the cake:
75 gram softened butter
125 gram caster sugar
150 gram self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp lemon curd (optional, but it will intensify the flavour)
2 1/2 tbsp milk
Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix till they are thoroughly combined.
Pour the mixture into a 1kg greased loaf tin and make at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes (or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean)
You need for the drizzle:
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp granulated sugar
Mix the lemon zest, juice and sugar. Pour the mixture over the hot cake in the tin. Leave to cool completely.