Thursday, 1 October 2009

Sweet and simple bakes - St Clements Drizzle Cake

Another delicious recipe this month for the Sweet and simple bakes group. This one was easy to whip up but the taste is utterly scrummy. I have a fondness for lemon drizzle cake and was keen to try the same thing but with a mixture of orange and lemon juice. I think on this occasion that the lemon slightly outshone the orange - I find that orange in baking can be a very subtle flavour, but the result was still great. I made the recipe pretty much to the letter, except that rather than use granulated sugar for a crunchy topping I used icing sugar, which I dissolved in the juice of the orange and lemon to make a syrup to pour over the cake. (As in this recipe I make for lemon syrup loaf cake, from Nigella.) I made sure that I had lots of holes in the cake for the syrup to penetrate and this resulted in a deliciously moist cake. You can see in the pictures that the edges of the cake are sodden with syrup, and this is one cake where the end pieces (normally with a tendency to dryness) become the favourite as all the excess syrup dribbles down the edge of the cake as it is bathing in syrup in the tin as it cools.

This disappeared rapidly at work - testimony to the popularity of lemony flavours at work. Sweet and lemony and utterly gorgeous - I defy you not to want to make this cake. You can find the recipe over at the sweet and simple bakes recipe blog and check out everyone else's cakes over at the round-up on the sweet and simple bakes blog. Thanks to Maria and Rosie for providing such a great bake.





10 comments:

The Girl said...

Looks lovely - I took mine to work and watched it get scoffed very quickly!!

Lucie said...

this looks so moist, it was a lovely bake wasn't it. Lucie x

lakegirl16 said...

Your cake looks beautiful. It is so delicious, I can see what it went quickly at work!

Maria♥ said...

This cake is definitely a winner in my books! Your cake turned out wonderfully delish and moist.

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us in our next bake.

Maria
x

edith said...

Yes indeed a nice cake.

lilmizlynn said...

lovely cake. Yummy!

AppleC said...

Delicious! The citrus flavors were so pronounce, you have to love that.

Tessa said...

I do have to agree with the ends being the favorite part! Your cake looks amazing!

Chele said...

Yum! I agree about the orange flavour disappearing a little, I thought it was jsut becasued I had over egged the lemons in mine though lol

Rhyleysgranny said...

Great cake wasn't it? Yours looks lovely

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