Tuesday 24 June 2014

lemon & raspberry drizzle cake.

Last week, I was invited over to my lovely friend Siân's house for dinner, and it was my job to provide dessert. I hadn't baked since my birthday, so I thought it'd be fun to make a cake using some fresh fruit from my local greengrocers.

The cake went down a treat with a little creme fraîche, and I had so much left over that I had to share it with my housemate & work friends - some of which have asked for the recipe! It was so yummy that I thought you guys deserved the recipe too! 

175g softened butter
175g caster sugar
2 unwaxed lemons
3 eggs
100g self raising flour
75g ground almonds
a little milk
100g demerara sugar
2 small punnets of raspberries

Preheat oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan
Grease & line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper
Beat the butter, caster sugar and finely grated zest of 1 lemon, until light & fluffy
Add a pinch of salt & then the eggs, one at a time
Sift in the flour & ground almonds, and fold in
Add a little milk to make the mixture a dropping consistency
Spoon into the tin & spread out evenly
Bake for 45mins, or until the top is golden & a skewer comes out clean
Leave to cool slightly in the tin, while you make the lemon drizzle
Mix together the zest of 1 lemon, the juice of 2 lemons and the demerara sugar
Poke holes over the top of the cake and drizzle over half of the mixture
Pile raspberries on top of the cake and pour over the rest of the lemon drizzle
Allow to cool in the tin before turning out

- adapted from this recipe -

This makes a lovely cake, which doesn't dry out (at least in the three days that it was around before it was all consumed!) and is so summery looking with the yellow sponge & pink-red raspberries.

Will you be giving it a go?

• dress c/o Lindy Bop •

Hey AND also, this recipe has been featured alongside loads of other scrummy blogger's recipes in this awesome Blogger's Recipe Book put together by House of Fraser!

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  1. This looks so delicious! What a great recipe - will have to try this out!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  2. Oh man this looks SO good! Definitely one to try out this weekend. I love how you matched your dress to the cake too!! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

  3. Oh wow, this looks like one utterly divine cake x

  4. I really need to attempt this! Looks delicious!

  5. Sounds divine. Definitely going to have to try this out! x

  6. Your cake looks adorable and delicious (just like you!) and it even matches your dress. :) xo

  7. Sounds and looks *delicious*!

  8. Bet it was delicious, the sponge looks really nice as well.

  9. You are totally cute and this cake looks truly homemade and scrumptious!


  10. Looks so yum! Your dress looks lovely too :) xx

  11. This cake looks delicious, your photos really makes me want to bake it, it looks so yummy!

  12. Perhaps a stupid question but if you turn it out after you put the raspberries on- don't they all fall off?
    It looks amazing. I ask because I definitely want to try it

    1. Nope, the sticky drizzle holds them on :) x

  13. I love lemon drizzle and I love raspberries, I think I might have to try this!

  14. I love this - will totally be making it when the rasps are ready at the allotment! and I like your dress very much as well, Lindy Bop make such cute dresses!

  15. Ooof this looks yummy, I'm all for summer baking ;) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  16. i don't like raspberries, but lemon drizzle cake is one of my favourites!


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