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    Prep Time: 20 min
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    Cooking Time: 60 min
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Makes: A 2lb loaf or 2 x 1lb loaves (roughly enough for about 10-12 slices dependent on how hungry you are)

Ingredients

For the cake:
  • 185g unsalted butter
  • 185g caster sugar
  • 185g Homepride Self-Raising flour
  • 40g Homepride plain flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon oil / flavour
  • 1 teaspoon orange oil / flavor
For the drizzle:
  • Zest of two lemons
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g icing sugar
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Method

  • Preheat your oven to 140 fan assisted / 160 conventional / gas mark 3.

  • In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Crack in the eggs one at a time and beat thoroughly before adding the next. If needs be, you can add a teaspoon of plain flour between each egg so the mix doesn’t split,

  • Add the two flours and mix well.

  • Fold in the zest and oil / flavouring and combine well.

  • Scrape the mix into a lined loaf tin and bake for an hour – test the middle of the cake with a skewer and if it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Dependent on your oven, it may take longer to cook so just keep testing at 5 minute increments.

  • For the drizzle:
    Heat the juice of the two lemons and orange in a saucepan and dissolve the 100g caster sugar and the icing sugar into it. When your loaf has finished cooking, pour your drizzle all over the top of the cake. As it cools, the drizzle will get a nice glaze to it and it will crack beautifully when you cut into it.