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Lemon drizzle cake best recipe please?

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tillytubby Wed 01-Aug-18 16:58:36

I'm finding it hard to find one online that isn't a massive traybake and there's so many variations!
Ideally one in a 2lb loaf tin would be great thanks.

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SwayingInTime Wed 01-Aug-18 17:00:30

Tana Ramsey’s one is perfect.

CucumberAnaMint Wed 01-Aug-18 17:03:41

Yes to this recipe. So easy and delicious.

tillytubby Sun 19-Aug-18 15:34:09

I'm afraid I tried tanas and it sank despite following it to the letter, not opening door etc .
Any others greatly appreciated!

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BookFly Sun 19-Aug-18 15:41:05

I've never found a better one than this (my favourite cake- I've spent many years looking!)
It's the 'secret' recipe of two separate friends' German grannies!

>Lemon Cake:
>4oz SR Flour
>4oz Sugar
>1oz Ground Almonds
>2 Eggs
>4oz Marg
>Rind of 1 Lemon
>1tblsp Lemon Curd
>Cream marg & sugar together. Beat eggs and gradually add mixture. Fold in
>flour and add the lemon rind. Add lemon curd and ground almonds.
>Bake in moderate oven 375/Gas 4 for about 30 mins. Remove cake from oven.
>Whilst still hot pour over 2oz Castor Sugar mixed with the juice of the
>I usually pierce holes in the cake with a knitting needle so the lemon and
>the sugar penetrates through the cake. Makes an 8'' cake.

Mary1935 Mon 20-Aug-18 19:27:28

Hi I’ve done the Mary berry lemon drizzle a couple of times and it really nice.

Sunflower101 Tue 21-Aug-18 14:01:29

I’ve also found Mary Berry’s recipe for lemon drizzle tray bake to be very successful and good to eat.

PersisFord Tue 04-Sep-18 20:52:24

Yes MB traybake but double the lemon and reduce the sugar

PorridgePhrincess Wed 05-Sep-18 09:04:23

MarsLady! As appears in the MN cookbook

sansouci Wed 05-Sep-18 09:25:36

Marsy is famous for her lemon drizzle cake. It's the best, no question.

Andtheresaw Wed 05-Sep-18 09:31:10

<runs in, punches cake, runs out again>

Lambr Wed 05-Sep-18 23:36:02


RustyBear Wed 05-Sep-18 23:38:46

Here’s Marsy’s recipe:

PersisFord Thu 06-Sep-18 06:05:52

I will try this in the spirit of experimentation, and the sponge recipe looks promising....but no crunchy top?!?! What’s the point?

PersisFord Thu 06-Sep-18 06:06:33

This is also why traybake is better as you get more top for your bottom

Ifailed Thu 06-Sep-18 06:24:35

you can also make a lime drizzle cake, which I prefer.

Igneococcus Thu 06-Sep-18 06:30:30

It's the 'secret' recipe of two separate friends' German grannies!

German recipes don't have self-raising flour or come in ounces, and no lemon curd either.
It sounds nice though.

BookFly Thu 06-Sep-18 15:34:41

That's strange. Oh well that's the tale I was told by both friends!
It is nice- the ground almonds give it a lovely texture smile

ChardonnaysPrettySister Thu 06-Sep-18 15:48:03

I do the Nigella damp almond cake with extra lemon zest and lemon glaze.

Not lemon drizzle strictly speaking, but very good.

Igneococcus Thu 06-Sep-18 15:57:17

It might have been adapted for British bakers Bookfly.
You can't buy self- raising flour in Germany and lemon curd is known now but wouldn't really have been a thing until a few decades ago. I doubt you'd find it in an old recipe. I have handwritten recipe books from both my grandmothers (born 1903 and 1906) and all their recipes are either in grams or in pounds (or half/quarter pounds), never seen ounces.
It does sound really nice, I will definitely try it.

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