Lemon Drizzle Cake 


Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake

Delicious and moist lemon flavoured tray bake. It’s very easy to make with store cupboard ingredients. No special ingredients. Cuts into approximately 20 generous pieces. Sealed in an airtight container this cake will keep fresh for up to 3 days.



250g butter or good quality baking butter (margarine)

1 cup castor sugar

4 large eggs

2 cups self-raising flour plus extra for dusting the tray

1 tsp baking powder

Zest and juice of 1 lemon



½ cup castor sugar

Juice of 2 lemons

½ cup desiccated coconut



Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease an oven tray with 25g butter of the butter and dust with flour.

Beat the remaining 225g butter and castor until light and creamy.

Mix the eggs in one at a time. Add the zest and the juice of the lemon.

Sift and fold in the flour and baking powder until its completely incorporated with the butter mixture.

Turn the mixture into the prepared tray, level the top gently with the back of the spatula.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out dry.

Another way of testing to see if a cake is done is to lightly press the centre, when it springs back and is beginning to shrink away from the sides of the tin, the cake is done.

Whilst the cake is cooling in the tray mix together the castor sugar and juice of 2 lemons. Roast the coconut in a warm saucepan until lightly golden brown. Make slight holes all over the cake with a toothpick or a fork. Pour the castor sugar and lemon mixture over the warm cake. The liquid will soak into the cake. Sprinkle the roasted coconut over. Leave to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights Facebook@www.facebook.com/capemalaycooking https://capemalaycooking.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/CapeMalayCooks www.youtube.com/capemalaycooking

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