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recipe image Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

  • Prep time
    45 minutes
  • Cooking time
    30 minutes
  • Servings
    12 portions
  • Difficulty
    Medium

Ingredients

Cake
  • 175g (6 oz) self raising flour
  • ½ level teaspoon baking powder
  • 175 grams Stork margarine (Original tub)
  • 175g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon elderflower cordial
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Syrup
  • Juice of 1 lemon, strained
  • 1 tablespoon elderflower cordial
  • 55g (2 oz) caster sugar
Filling
  • 115g (4 oz) icing sugar
  • 40 grams Stork margarine (Original tub)
  • 1-2 teaspoons elderflower cordial
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 55g (2 oz) icing sugar for glace icing

      Instructions

      how_make
      1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, add the remaining cake ingredients and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
      2. Spoon the mixture into 2 greased and base lined 20cm cake tins.
      3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C, 160°C fan oven, Gas 4 for 30-40 minutes or until cooked.Turn out on to a wire tray.
      4. Put the lemon juice, elderflower and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
      5. Whilst cake is warm, make a few deep holes with a skewer and drizzle the syrup over so that it soaks into the cake.
      6. Place the icing sugar, Stork margarine and elderflower in a bowl and mix well until smooth. Split the cakes horizontally in half. Spread the base cake half with 1/3 of the icing and1/3 lemon curd. Top with the second cake and repeat layers until the icing and curd are used up and finishing with the final layer of cake on top.
      7. Decorate with a thin glace icing made with the icing sugar and a little lemon juice and drizzled over the top of the cake. Finish with edible flowers if liked.