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Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

We thought it was about time we featured a sweet recipe and as we have lots of wonderful local lemons on our doorstep then it had to be a lemon cake. Normally it’s the lemon drizzle cake that is the go to option, but this time it was something a little different with lemon infused sponge cakes that are given a very lovely soaking in a lemon drizzle before being topped with a naughty icing!

Samantha is the cake maker and this was absolutely delicious. Next time we are hoping that our first little crop of lemons will be ready from our limonero!

• 225g unsalted butter, softened
• 225g caster sugar
• 4 large eggs
• 225g self-raising flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 75g natural yogurt
• 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
• 3 lemons, zested

For the drizzle
• 150g granulated sugar
• 3 lemons, zest of 2 pared into strips, juiced (60ml)
For the icing
• 150g unsalted butter, softened
• 150g icing sugar, sieved
• 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
• 300g full-fat soft cheese

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