I decided to make a “3 tiered” Lemon Drizzle Cake for The Englishman’s and the Father in Law’s Birthday. The recipe below is enough to make three “low” lemon drizzle cake, which stack nicely to make ONE cake. You may choose to half the recipe if you only want to make one simple cake (just use 1 lemon instead of 1.5 lemons). Also, we had some left over butter, cream cheese and icing sugar frosting from another cake we made and we used THAT to stick the cake together, then topped it with some Lemon & Orange jellies.
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This Lemon Drizzle cake looks “normal” and not the “most exciting”, but it was DELICIOUS!
I used 3 x 20cm baking tins – buttered and floured, to avoid sticking.
Preheat the oven to 180C
Lemon Drizzle Cake Ingredients
280g Self Rasing Flour
250g caster sugar
Teaspoon of baking powder
1.5 grated lemon zests
table spoon of sugar
1.5 juice of lemons
Cream Cheese Frosting (half these quantities)*
*as mentioned used LEFT OVER frosting, so half the below should be enough
200g Cream Cheese
400g icing sugar
1tsp of lemon juice
Lemon Drizzle Cake Method
Mix all your cake ingredients with a blender – self raising flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and 4 eggs.
Grate in your lemon. If it is too stiff you can add a splash of milk.
Divide into 3 equal baking dishes.
Place in oven and bake until golden (10-15min). Remove when a knife inserted comes out clean.
LEAVE IN BAKING DISH
Make some holes with a knife and pour over your lemon/ sugar mixtured.
LET COOL. Once cool, put on a rack until you are ready to assemble the cake.
Mix your soft butter, cream cheese and icing sugar + lemon. Then assemble cake. Make sure you leave enough for the top piece.
The kids love to bake.. and I do let them have a go (and totally mess up our kitchen.. hehehe – but really, the mess is brief and totally worth it in terms of the life skills that they gain from this). Today my kids share with you our Yoghurt Pot Muffin recipe, that is super quick and easy to make. It is a staple in our house that you can easily vary to suit “what you have in”.
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So. Here are some cute ideas for you – first up is this super easy Fondant Sheep – this cute little sheep is easy to make and would look great on Easter Cake or made from Marzipan “just because”! These in fact went on a Skylanders cake!!
Sooo… are you stuck in doors? Is it cold and wet outside? Or are you having a “Snow Day”.. or maybe it is just too HOT to go outside.. or you have a little one that has chicken pox and you are quarantined.. are the kids driving you stir crazy and you ALL need something to do? Don’t have time to go to shops for “special” ingredients???? Well.. here is a fab Family Fun guide (free too), that should keep you all busy and make you all a little happier!
Now.. the SINGLE BEST THING about this Family Fun guide, is that you will be able to do and make MANY of the things in this guide, without setting a foot outdoors. There is nothing more frustrating or disappointing, than browsing Pinterest, finding lots of GREAT ideas, but not having all the supplies to hand that you NEED to do them.
This guide is designed to make the most of common every day household items and ingredients. Of course, there is no guarantee that you will have EVERYTHING IN, but the chances are pretty high and that is what it is all about!
There are lots of child friendly recipes to pick from – from super simple cupcakes (see below) to tasty pancakes, as well as some great crafty ideas, based around your RECYCLING BIN.. from Egg Carton Crocs to Sock Puppets and Lava Lamps (where crafts meets science). Explore the wonders of Baking Soda and build your own rocket or have fun building dens. These are all wonderful “childhood classics”, that EVERYONE NEEDS to do at least once in their life – wonderfully illustrated with easy step by step instructions.
What a fantastic (free!) resource!
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