A simple cake with impressive results.
2lb loaf tin
OVEN TEMPERATURE : Gas 4, 180 c, 350 f.
COOKING TIME : 35-40 mins
Zest of 1 lemon – grated
Juice of 1 lemon (approx 3 tblsp)
3 tblsp icing sugar
Put all ingredients except lemon juice and icing sugar into a bowl and mix well.
Line a 2lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper, put cake mixture into tin and cook for 35 to 40 mins.
Once cake is cooked, put icing sugar and lemon juice into a pan, bring to the boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved then simmer to reduce slightly.
Pierce the cafe’s surface at regular intervals with s small skewer-like instrument then spoon the juice over the cake to create a clear even glaze.
Leave to stand until COLD before removing from tin.
If making orange cake, only use 2/3 of juice from one orange or simmer for longer when reducing liquid.