Thursday, 6 February 2014

On Lemon Drizzle Cake

Some of you may remember that in my first of 52 lists for this year I wrote what my goals for 2014 are. I wanted to make them quite achievable, yet important and fulfilling goals. One of them was to bake more. I love baking and have really rediscovered how great it is in the past year or so. But I've failed to make time for it in the past and instead have plonked myself in front of the tv or something to that effect.

On Sunday I managed to finish all my homework with the entirety of the afternoon to spare (this almost never happens) so I decided that this would be a good time to try my hand at something I've never baked before. I didn't want to bake something chocolate-y though; my school are very keen on cake lessons - not that I'm complaining! - and even though I've only been there for 5 months I've already become known for my chocolate brownies. I think it's something about school and how tiring it is, we always crave chocolate so chocolate cake of some variety is usually what's brought in for cake lessons.

Anyway, I knew that I didn't want chocolate cake because I've eaten quite a lot of that recently. So I looked through my bookmarked recipes and found that I had bookmarked Alice's recipe for lemon drizzle cake. This sounded perfect and not too difficult to make. If you want to find Alice's recipe and method click here. I'm not going to type it all out because I'm one of those people that tends to exactly stick to what the recipe says to do. Here's the pictures of how it went from ingredients to deliciousness!

Before whisking commenced!

Finished whisking, Alice is right, you do feel like your arm's going to fall off by the end!

Ready to go in the oven.

It came out ok -- cue immense relief!

Just iced and sliced as someone couldn't wait to try it (read: mum)

Perfect with a cup of tea!

It really was absolutely delicious and I was pretty proud of myself when even my Gran approved - she's such a fussy eater! I made double chocolate chip cookies using a Nigella recipe about a month ago, which were very yummy as well, so I'm rather pleased with how my baking's coming along so far this year.

If you have a moment, I definitely recommend baking this cake, it's super easy and I promise you won't regret it!

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