Recipe – Lemon Drizzle Cake

I haven’t shared a recipe in so long on this blog because there is such access to great recipes via the internet, especially on Pinterest.  However, since I found this recipe and had to convert it from metric measurements, I figure that it is pretty safe that it hasn’t hit every kitchen in America yet.  It was one of those afterthoughts to a great meal that I made, but ended up taking center stage in both our tastebuds and memories.  I hope that you get a chance to try it, and end up loving it!

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

8 T. butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar, finely ground (meaning that you take regular granulated sugar and process it finer by putting it in a food processor or blender, or coffee grinder)
3 eggs
3 1/2 T fresh lemon juice
1 lemon rind, grated
1 2/3 c. self-rising flour
1/3 cup Almonds ground (You can buy almond ground from Bob’s Mill at most stores, but it is pretty expensive. I ended up putting almonds in our coffee grinder until it formed a powder.)

For the Syrup:
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
1 cup powdered sugar

For the Glaze:
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs one at a time, and then add in the lemon zest and lemon juice.  In a smaller bowl, blend the flour and the almond flour.  Slowly sift the flour mixture into your bowl and gently blend.  The batter will be on the thick side.  Pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake for 45 – 50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.  Leave in the pan until it completely cools.

As it is cooling, mix the ingredients together to make the syrup.  While the cake is cooling, poke small holes in the top and pour the syrup over the cake, trying to aim for the syrup to go into the holes.  (I did this with a wooden skewer to get the holes big enough to take the syrup.)  Continue to let the cake cool.  When it is cooled, mix together the glaze and pour over the top.  As the glaze sets, you can sprinkle the top with extra powdered sugar for a little decoration.

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One response to “Recipe – Lemon Drizzle Cake

  1. Did you save any for me!?!?! ;) Looks great!

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