Lemon Drizzle Cake Bake Off Recipe

The nation are currently hooked on the Great British Bake Off (approx 10.4m) and I'm and no exception. I love watching the challenges and practically drool over their bakes but as much as I love cooking, I rarely bake myself. My Instagram feed is full of delicious bakes, but nothing can compare to the thrill of creating something delicious yourself. Lurpak are challenging people to turn off the TV and turn on the oven. Check out their #GameOnCooks campaign here.
For my own challenge, I made my dad a birthday cake. One of his favourite cakes is a lemon drizzle so I found a recipe in 'The Great British Book of Baking' to go with then Bake Off theme to give it a try. It's a simple put it in one bowl and mix together which means less active baking time.
For the Cake:
200g unsalted Lurpak, softened
250g caster sugar
3 medium eggs, beaten and at room temperature
2 medium lemons, unwaxed if possible and finely grated
250g self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
100ml milk, again at room temp
For the topping:
100g caster sugar
juice of 2 medium unwaxed lemons
finely grated zest of 1 medium unwaxed lemon

-Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F/Gas 4. Line a 20cm springclip tin or deep round cake tin

-Place the butter, sugar, eggs and zest into a bowl and sieve over the flour and baking powder. Add the milk and mix until smooth and completely combined

-Spoon the batter into the tin and level it out. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. A clean cocktail stick should come out clean when put into the centre

-To make the topping, combine the sugar and lemon juice until it creates a runny glaze

-Once the cake is cooked, immediately transfer the tin onto a wire rack and prick the cake all over then spoon the glaze all over

-Leave to cool completely in the tin before serving
Disclaimer: I was given supermarket vouchers to participate in the GameOnCooks challenge


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