13/06/2015

Sweet Treat - Nigella's Lemon Sponge

I know  my blog is mainly around the healthy stuff and being good to your body that's something I'm passionate about, but there's always room in my heart for a little sweet treat or two. Back before I started this Health Journey I would spend hours in the kitchen whipping up baked goods, my Kitchenaid mixer to this day is one of my most prized possessions. 
So when my mum asked me to make my dad's birthday cake this year I was chuffed to bits. Dad doesn't do chocolate cake & mum doesn't do butter icing (crazy people) but they do both love a good lemon sponge! I found this recipe through Nigella Lawson. I love her just a little bit. It didn't look quite how I envisioned it, but it wasn't a total flop and it tasted good!
Instead of Nigellas Lemon glaze, my dad loves Lemon curd so I covered the top of the cake with that and added some freshly cut lemon for decor. Obviously this means the cake needs to stay covered and in the fridge to get a couple of days life out off. I'll give you the actual Nigella recipe and you can make up your own mind what you want to do :0)



For the cake

  • 250 ml self-raising flour
  • 10 ml baking powder
  • teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125 ml butter (melted)
  • 180 ml caster sugar
  • large lemons (juice and rind)
  • large eggs
  • pinch of salt

for the glaze

  • 125 ml sugar
  • large lemon juice
  • 50 ml butter
Also a great album on spotify, terrible singing and lots of dancing!! Whatever you do, have fun doing it right? <3




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