Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

Now the sunshine has finally come out I’m laying off the chocolate (a little bit) and I’m getting out the more summery flavours. I don’t actually have that much of a sweet tooth apart from chocolate, caramel, fudge and peanut butter but I do love a nice lemon drizzle cake! I’m not that confident at cake – It always seems to go wrong for me but I’ve been practising as much as I can and I’ve just about got the hang of the loaf cake and here’s my recipe for a lemon and elderflower drizzle cake! I got this recipe from favourite foodie website bbcgoodfood.com – I followed the cake recipe then added some elderflower cordial to the drizzle to make a change, you can find the original recipe here!

Ingredients – Serves 10 (or in our case 2!)
225g Unsalted Butter, softened
225g Caster Sugar
4 Eggs
1 Lemon, finely grated zest
225g Self Raising Flour

For the Drizzle : 

Juice 1 Lemon

3 Tablespoons of Elderflower Cordial
85g caster sugar
Method – Takes about an hour
1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy, then add the eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through. Sift in the flour, then add the lemon zest and mix until well combined.
How to prepare Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle CakeLemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake Recipe
2. Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon. Bake for 40-50 minutes until a thin skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, mine took 44!
Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake preparation
3. While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the juice of a lemon, the elderflower cordial and caster sugar to make the drizzle.

Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake backed
Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake prick

4. Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle – the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping. Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve. Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.

Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake final

Lemon & Elderflower Drizzle Cake
Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake piece
Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake spongy