If you’re having one of those moments when you just NEED cake, this is a perfect recipe to try. Really simple, and very little in the way of faff.
What you need:
- 3 large eggs (170g)
- 170 g self raising flour
- 170gcaster sugar
- 170g unsalted butter (room temp and diced)
- Zest of 2 lemons
- Lined loaf tin
Preheat your oven to 180°C.
Add all your ingredients into your stand mixer. Mix on a medium speed until all your ingredients are combined and the mixture is light and fluffy.
Pour your mixture into a lined loaf tin and smooth out the top. Place in the oven at 180°C for around 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make your lemon drizzle using the juice of your 2 lemons, plus 150g of icing sugar.
Check your cake after 30 minutes. If a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean, the cake is ready.
Leave your cake to cool slightly. Using a clean skewer, poke holes all over the cake. Pour your lemony drizzle all over the cake and leave to one side to cool completely. I like to do this whilst the cake is still slightly warm as it helps to soak into the cake!
I finished my cake off with an extra drizzle of lemon icing using a piping bag.
Enjoy with a cup of tea and it is perfect!
If you like this loaf cake, why not give my Banana and Chocolate Chunk Loaf a try?
Happy baking! As always, any questions feel free to pop them in the comments below and I would be happy to answer them 🙂