9 October 2011

The Cake Factor - Lemon Drizzle

My Sunday of cake debauchery does not consist of sexy chocolate covered cakes - only lemon drizzle.

The classic lemon drizzle cake is all over the internet with a similar recipe to the one you are about to read. 

So what makes Mita's any different?

I don't just put all the ingredients in a cake mixer: it's all about going through the stages slowly. Also you could follow the same recipe but your cake could look different, it doesn't mean it is going to taste any different!

All the whisking, sieving, folding and squeezing will be worth it once you have had a mouthful of this cake. And of course my playlist with the recipe is pretty cool, and based on the X factor UK live show that was on last night!

Cake Factor Playlist 1

'Billie Jean' By Michael Jackson
'The A Team' By Ed Sheeran
'Teenage Dream' By Katy Perry
'Believe' By Cher
'Ticket To Ride' By The Beatles
'You Really Got Me' By The Kinks
'Beautiful People' By Chris Brown
'Fix You' By Coldplay
'Free' By Ultra Nate
'Rolling In The Deep' By Adele
'She Said' By Plan B
'Jar Of Hearts' By Christina Perri
'Who Wants To Live Forever' By Queen


225g unsalted butter 
225g brown sugar 
3 medium eggs
100ml milk 
225g wholemeal self raising flour 
1 tsp baking powder
finely grated zest  and juice of two lemons
100g granulated sugar


Preheat oven 180°c.

: Grease a medium sized square baking tin (about 30 x 23 x 4cm)
: Whisk the butter and sugar until well combined.
: Add the eggs and milk and whisk until a runny batter.
: Sieve the flour and baking powder, stir in half the wholemeal bits that are left in the sieve and add to the mixture.
: Add the lemon zest.
: Pour in baking tin and put on the middle shelf for 30 minutes until golden brown.

: Combine the lemon juice with granulated sugar and leave in a bowl.
;Once cake is done, prick all over with skewer and pour the juice mixture all over.

< Eat for pudding with ice cream whilst watching your favourite Sunday night programme!

Favourite Song:

ê 'Who Wants To Live Forever' By Queen