Is that more cake I see?
I was reading Suelle’s Mainly Baking blog and admiring her lovely chocolate sponge cake recently; I clicked on her link to the recipe and found myself on the Carnation website. With me so far? I stayed a bit and found this recipe for a lemon drizzle cake on the same site.
This was the first one that matched what I had in the cupboard and looked like it might make enough batter for my very glamorous cake tin. I had left over lemons galore from marmalade making as well as the condensed milk so I took this as a sign.
I baked the cake for 50 minutes at 180 C (top/bottom heat). I think it could have done with coming out of the oven maybe five minutes earlier, but it survived and was doused in lemon syrup while still warm, and then drizzled with lemon icing once cold. I used a little extra special lemon essence as well to give it a bit of oomph as B would say.
Cake went off to friends for dinner and was acceptable. I was so happy that it had come out in one piece. Dense and lemony, it went well with the fabulous homemade icecream my host had made.
I wasn’t convinced by the instruction to mix it all in one go, condensed milk and butter don’t mix together particularly easily. So if anyone more cake experienced than me knows the best order to put the ingredients together I would love to hear from you! I left the poppy seeds out. Now to find a buttermilk lemon 10 cup in grams/ounces recipe, because that’s the one I really want to make! Anyone got one out there?