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Gaaahhhhhh! Please help me with my lemon loaf!

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whoseboots Sat 26-May-18 13:36:24

Help! I've lost the recipe I used to use for lemon drizzle and am failing miserably with Mary Berry's loaf version.

Tried it a few times now and every time I open the oven door to a sunk cake. I don't mean a bit of a dent ( which wouldn't really bother me) but a huge crater, almost to the bottom of the tin. I don't open the oven door whilst it's baking, honest!

I have tried reducing the oven temperature from 180 to 160 and baking for a bit longer, but it hasn't helped.

The recipe calls for self raising flour AND baking powder....wondering if that might be the problem.

Any tips very welcome!

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TeddyIsaHe Sat 26-May-18 13:42:03

Yes it does sound like there’s too much raising agent which is making it rise too quickly and it can’t sustain it.

How long are you baking it for? Are you using the specified size tin?

I use this recipe and it hasn’t failed me yet! If you don’t want the drizzle its easy enough to leave off.

www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2013/jan/23/how-cook-perfect-lemon-drizzle-cake

glitterbiscuits Sat 26-May-18 13:51:22

Tana Ramsey recipe is foolproof. Have a look at that. If you can’t find a google link ( I can’t do clicky links] I will post the recipe

bassackwards Sat 26-May-18 13:54:50

I've been using this BBC Good Food recipe and it's foolproof:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4942/lemon-drizzle-cake%3famp

Works as muffins too.

whoseboots Sat 26-May-18 13:57:01

Oohhh, thanks both, was just thinking it might be better to try a different recipe!

I've found the Tana Ramsay recipe I think Glitter, is it the bbc one?

They both look good, will give them a try. Thanks cake

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Etymology23 Sat 26-May-18 13:57:40

The nigella lemon syrup loaf cake recipe I have found foolproof. It’s fab.

glitterbiscuits Sat 26-May-18 13:59:24

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4942/lemon-drizzle-cake

I must learn how do the clicky link.
It really is a simple cake. Just double check things like tin size and temperature

HoneyBee1973 Sat 26-May-18 14:03:22

I second the Nigella recipe. Has never failed for me. I'm an occasional baker!

whoseboots Thu 07-Jun-18 14:52:06

Just tried the Tana Ramsey recipe - fantastic! Will try the others too.

Thank you so much everyone.

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