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Lemon Cake From Baker and Spice

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Introduction

Here it is - the very good lemon cake from Dan Lepard's book about the famous London-bakery 'Baker&Spice', Baking with Passion. As described in the book: Light yet full of flavour, this is a fresh-tasting sponge cake with an appealing and strong citrus colour. The original recipe calls for a small loaf tin, but as you can see, I used my ring mould from Anna... I think I'll try doubling the recipe next time, though this small cake is just about right for two people - you'll eat it up before it goes stale. I doubled the quantity of icing.

Here it is - the very good lemon cake from Dan Lepard's book about the famous London-bakery 'Baker&Spice', Baking with Passion. As described in the book: Light yet full of flavour, this is a fresh-tasting sponge cake with an appealing and strong citrus colour. The original recipe calls for a small loaf tin, but as you can see, I used my ring mould from Anna... I think I'll try doubling the recipe next time, though this small cake is just about right for two people - you'll eat it up before it goes stale. I doubled the quantity of icing.

Ingredients

Serves: 0

Metric Cups
  • 115 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 115 grams caster sugar
  • 65 millilitres double cream
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 45 grams unsalted butter
  • butter (melted for greasing)
  • 30 grams icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 4 ounces superfine sugar
  • 2¼ fluid ounces heavy cream
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter
  • butter (melted for greasing)
  • 1 ounce confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

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Method

Lemon Cake From Baker and Spice is a community recipe submitted by kirstendk and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat the oven to 170 C. Lightly grease a 500g loaf tin with melted butter. Cut a rectangle of non-stick baking parchment to cover the bottom of the tin. Put the paper in place and butter it, then dust the paper and the side of the tin with a little flour.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder. Lightly beat the eggs with the sugar until just combined. Beat the cream into the eggs for a minute, then add the lemon zest and juice. Fold in the flour until lightly combined, then gently and careful fold in the melted butter.
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin. Set the tin on a baking tray in the middle of the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then run a knife between the cake and the sides of the tin. Very gently upturn the cake on to your cloth-covered hand, then place the cake upright on a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a small bowl. Slowly add two-thirds of the lemon juice, stirring until combined. add more lemon juice to make a slightly thin icing, but be careful not to thin it too much - the icing will thin further when left for 2-3 minutes.
  • Brush the icing over the top of the cake, letting it drip a little down the sides.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 C. Lightly grease a 500g loaf tin with melted butter. Cut a rectangle of non-stick baking parchment to cover the bottom of the tin. Put the paper in place and butter it, then dust the paper and the side of the tin with a little flour.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder. Lightly beat the eggs with the sugar until just combined. Beat the cream into the eggs for a minute, then add the lemon zest and juice. Fold in the flour until lightly combined, then gently and careful fold in the melted butter.
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin. Set the tin on a baking tray in the middle of the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then run a knife between the cake and the sides of the tin. Very gently upturn the cake on to your cloth-covered hand, then place the cake upright on a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • To make the icing, sift the confectioners' sugar into a small bowl. Slowly add two-thirds of the lemon juice, stirring until combined. add more lemon juice to make a slightly thin icing, but be careful not to thin it too much - the icing will thin further when left for 2-3 minutes.
  • Brush the icing over the top of the cake, letting it drip a little down the sides.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • Gorgeous cake (the entire 'Baking with Passion' Dan Lepard book is scrummy) HOWEVER absolutely critical you use correct temp and tin. I use 160c in a fan oven.

      Posted by Digitalcatfish_r on 25th August 2013
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