Lemon & violet drizzle cake

Lemon & violet drizzle cake

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Makes 15 squares
A simple and sweet all-in-one cake - ideal for Mothering Sunday

Nutrition and extra info

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

Nutrition: per square

  • kcal175
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

    For the cake and decoration

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

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    • finely grated rind of 1 large lemon
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    For the icing

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

    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.

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    janeysmith
    10th May, 2010
    5.05
    LOVELY...........YUMMY YUMMY! This cake is so easy to make and is lovely and moist. I made this in a loaf tin and cooked for approx 50 - 60 mins on Gas Mark 4. Go on make it..........you won't be dissappointed.
    lemonjellly
    1st May, 2010
    5.05
    Moist, light and lemony, increased zest and juice measurements to one and half lemons. Hard pushed not to eat it in one sitting!
    pillet
    31st Mar, 2010
    5.05
    this recipe is so light & tasty!!
    babybarbarella
    10th Oct, 2009
    5.05
    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
    15th Sep, 2009
    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
    5th Mar, 2009
    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
    25th Feb, 2009
    this cakes a winner. fluffy little beauty!!
    Hfoley
    21st Nov, 2008
    5.05
    Brilliantly easy and delicious recipe. Substitute some of the milk for lemon juice to make it even lemonier and 'tangyier'.
    loustar14
    10th Oct, 2008
    5.05
    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
    1st Oct, 2008
    Really Simple recipe and so tasty!!

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