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Holiday Ideas

Holiday Ideas


Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 50 mins

This is a very simple cake to make but also irresistible!


for the cake

200g butter, softened

250g caster sugar

3 eggs

finely grated rind of 1 lemon, lime and satsuma

250g self raising flour

½tsp baking powder

100ml milk

for the topping

100g caster sugar

juice of 1 lemon, lime and satsuma

fine shreds of lemon, lime and satsuma zest to decorate

  • Put the softened butter, sugar, eggs and lemon, lime and satsuma zest into a large bowl.

  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and pour in the milk.

  • Beat with an electric whisk or wooden spoon until the ingredients are thoroughly combined and smooth. Spoon the mixture into a 20cm round cake tin, lined with greaseproof paper.

  • Bake at 180°C for 45-50min or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  • For the topping, mix the sugar with the juice or the lemon, lime and satsuma to make a runny glaze.

  • As soon as the cake is cooked, remove it from the oven and stand (still in its tin) on a wire rack.

  • Prick the top with the skewer, then spoon over the citrus topping and sprinkle over the shredded citrus zest.

  • Leave to cool them remove from the tin and serve.


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