Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3.
Grease and line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with
a long strip of baking parchment. To make
the loaf cake batter, beat the butter and
sugar with an electric whisk until light
and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, flour,
almonds, baking powder and milk
until smooth. Pour into the tin and
bake for 45-50 mins until golden, risen
and a skewer poked in the centre comes
As soon as the cake has come out of
the oven, prick it all over with a skewer.
Mix together the cordial and extra sugar,
then pour all over the cake. Cool in the
tin, then carefully lift out to slice.