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Saturday, 28 April 2012

miss b loves........St Clement's drizzle cake



My Mum makes the best lemon drizzle cake (she makes three or four at a time for friends) so when I spotted St Clement's drizzle cake  in the Marks and Spencer magazine I knew I had to have a go at this variation. The recipe was actually taken from Jo Pratt's  book 'In the Mood for Entertaining.'.........


Supposed to serve 10 (depends on how greedy you are!)
175g butter softened plus extra for greasing
175g caster sugar
grated zest and juice 1 lemon
grated zest and juice 1 orange
4 tbsp milk
2 large eggs
175g self-raising flour
3tbsp granulated sugar
  
1. Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 (160°C for fan ovens).
Grease 1 large(900g) or 2 small(450g) loaf tins and line the base with baking paper.
2. Put the caster sugar, butter and lemon and orange zest in a bowl and beat together until pale and creamy. Add the milk, then beat in the eggs, one at a time, with a spoonful of flour to prevent the mixture from curdling. Fold in the remaining flour. Spoon into the prepared tin(s) and level the surface.
3. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes for a large cake or 30-35 minutes for the smaller cakes, until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Don't worry if you see the cake peak in the middle and split - it adds character and will give you a crunchier drizzle topping.
4. Meanwhile, pour the lemon and orange juice into a saucepan, bring to the boil and reduce to about 3tbsp. Leave to cool, then stir in the granulated sugar so it just starts to dissolve.
5. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, prick it several times with a skewer, then slowly pour the syrup over the top, letting it soak into the cake. Leave to cool completely in the tin before turning it out.
For an extra-special finish....mix 75g sifted icing sugar with 3-4tsp lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over the cake, then top with a little lemon and orange zest.


The result was a deliciously moist, buttery cake with a gorgeous citrusy flavour and there were even compliments from my Mum too!






Perfect served on a pretty vintage bone china plate with a cup of my favourite Twinings tea...............





54 comments:

  1. This seems so lovely and tasty, gonna try soon! thanks for sharing! ;)

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  2. Sounds delicious, my next baking adventure ;)

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  3. yummy!

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  4. I love it!!!

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    xoxo

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  5. i loved your blog really,it is so stylish and elegance, i am followıng you, if you follow me too i will be so happy :)

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  6. OMG this looks amazing!!!

    XO
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  7. I'm so hungry now :-P

    With love,Mia

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  8. waaw this seems very good! i really wanna taste this :) hihi

    xx

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  9. I'm drooling the cake looks sooo good! I'm sure it tasted oh-so-fine ;p
    A
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  11. Love it <3!!! Great blog, very cute!! Visit my blog and if you like it to follow me on google friends and I will be happy to follow you back <3
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  12. What a pretty cake! All that lemon, I'm sure it's delicious and smells wonderful in the oven! I'm going to have to make this :)

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  13. Looks so yummy! Cool post!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Evi xoxo

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  14. this is making me really hungry! looks so delish!

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  15. Looks good!

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  16. This looks and sounds so delicious! I love lemon =)

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
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  17. Though delicious, this baking looks way too complicated for me!

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    1. You should have a go - it really isn't too difficult!

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  18. hellllo get in mah belly. YUMM!!!
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  19. You always make me hungry!!
    Stacy

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  20. Mmmmmm!! Looks delicious, like a lemon pound cake with a glaze on top! {that's one of my favorite desserts at Starbucks, btw!}. I love trying out new recipes .. so much fun and then you get a prize at the end (lol)! Thanks for stopping by and dropping me a note, sweets ... so love it! Glad you enjoyed the song ... it's called Vivo Sonhando by J. Gilberto. That Brazilian music always makes me feel as if I'm walking the beach! Have a wonderful week! xoxo

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
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    1. Thanks for letting me know the name of the music.

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  21. That looks sooo yum - my daughter and I really love lemon cake!

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  22. Mmmm it looks so yummy!Gotta try it;)
    xx
    B.
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  23. I love lemon cake - this looks delicious

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    xx

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  24. Hey! I just found your blog :) Can we follow each other? xx

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    1. Thank you for deciding to follow. I shall certainly pay you a visit.

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  25. Your cake looks amazing! A recipe I will definitely have to try:) Have a fabulous week!
    ~Anne

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  26. So wish I had a piece for breakfast with my morning coffee - looks delish!!

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  27. Thanks for sharing another fun recipe! I've never heard of this! Again, adding it to my list. Thanks for stopping by Wrinkled Chiffon. I hope you have a great day and I look forward to you stopping by again soon.

    xo Grace
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  28. Wow that looks yum, thanks for sharing.

    xoxo
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  29. The lemon drizzle cake looks so yummy. I love anything with lemons. I want a piece to go with my coffee right now.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  30. This looks heavenly!
    xo
    Sharon

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  31. that looks devine!

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    x

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  32. Miss b...I love all things lemon...the more drizzle the better. This one looks like a keeper!
    Thanks so much for your comment...even though I complain about the rain...I have to admit our garden is looking pretty magical at the moment.. :)

    Jeanne xx

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  33. wow it seems so good! thanks for sharing this recipe!

    xx

    Laura

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  34. I'm sitting here relaxing and catching up on blogs with a cup of tea, and I swear, the only thing that would make me any happier right now, would be a slice of that cake! :)

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  35. Looks yummy and moist!

    The china you served it on is lovely too.

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  36. Oh my, this looks simply scrumptious, will be perfect with a cup of tea. I love your pretty minty green bone china cup and plate! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe and for your sweet comment. Have a lovely week!Hugs,Poppy

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  37. That looks incredible! I could definitely go for a slice of that right about now.

    -Ellie

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  38. So many lovely comments - thanks everyone!!

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  39. The cake looks delicious!!!

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    xoxo

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  40. hello miss b!!!
    this looks so yum yum yum!!!
    i never bake this so thanks for this recipe :)

    take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  41. Yum! This recipe is fantastic! Kisses!

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  42. I love that last photo and your china is beautiful! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog about my ombre (sunset!) hand bag. Would you maybe want to follow each other? I look a look thru your blog and I love the mix of fashion and food!

    -Nico

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  43. Yummy yummy!!
    Thak you for your sweet comment!!

    Take care :)

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  44. MMM LOVELY POST:)I really like your blog and I want to follow..do you have twitter or FB??

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    have a great week.

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    (sweden)

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  45. So glad you like my blog! Pleased to see that you are now following. I'll definitely visit your blog for some Swedish decor inspiration very soon.

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