Lemon & violet drizzle cake

Lemon & violet drizzle cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 15 squares

A simple and sweet all-in-one cake - ideal for Mothering Sunday

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Keeps for a week wrapped in foil and freezes well.
Nutrition info

Nutrition per square

kcalories
175
protein
2g
carbs
29g
fat
7g
saturates
4g
fibre
0g
sugar
19g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

For the cake and decoration

  • 100g softened butter
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • finely grated rind of 1 large lemon

For the icing

  • juice of 1 large lemon (you need 3 tablespoons)
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • mimosa balls and crystallised violets, to decorate

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan oven 160C. Butter and line the base of a shallow oblong tin (about 18x28cm/7x11in) with baking parchment. Tip all the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture drops easily off the spoon.
  2. Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden and firm to the touch. Meanwhile, make the icing: beat together the lemon juice and sugar, pour the mixture evenly over the cake while it is still hot, then leave to cool.
  3. Cut the cake into 15 squares. Top each one with a crystallised violet and mimosa ball.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2002

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babybarbarella's picture
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Bonewhite- you can't really compare calories directly as it depends on portion size. The portions for this cake are quite small in comparison to a big wedge of cake which would obviosly have more cals! This cake is a bit lowere on cal and fat content as it doesn't have any buttercream. But, most importantly, it's only gorgeous!!!

bonewhite's picture

General question relating to this website. Are the kcals per serving under all the cake recipes here based on a standard serving? Can I compare kcal/serving across different cake recipes on this site?

ten10ten's picture

i use this recipe to make a round lemon cake and leave out the decorations, it is a great hit with the family and one that is reuested often,

redsnailsaswinging's picture

this cakes a winner. fluffy little beauty!!

helenkeenan's picture
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Brilliantly easy and delicious recipe. Substitute some of the milk for lemon juice to make it even lemonier and 'tangyier'.

loustar14's picture
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I didn't use the mimosa balls or violets but this was a really yummy and very easy cake that everybody enjoys! Definately be making it again

tracycarmichael's picture

Really Simple recipe and so tasty!!

berryt's picture
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have made this so many times - always turns out brilliantly

stylish's picture

easy to make .. I'll try to make it Now .. :) thank you

hia06av's picture

brill, easy to make at uni in a kitchen with limited equipment! Boosts popularity with fellow housemates!

louisehowe's picture
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I make this all the time. Never fails.

ginapackwood's picture
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This was easy to make with great results

kookgodin28's picture
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So easy to make and so yummy, even the kids loved it.

pde456's picture
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made this lots of times but without the violets and mimosa balls, works perfect everytime and tastes really moist and lemony.

lorraine3's picture

Where can I purchase the mimosa balls?

rebecca1july's picture
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A great recipe great for the children's lunchbox.

muffinmum's picture
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fab recipe,works every time,so quick and easy

yay_tar's picture
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So nice, very light and moist. A hit in the office.

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