Thursday, 18 October 2007

Delicious Lemon Cake

Meredith from Playgroup made this cake and it is absolutely delicious so we were all after her for the recipe and now you can have it as well!



125g Butter, softened
200g (1 cup) caster sugar
3 eggs
zest and strained juice of ½ lemon
200g (1 ½ cups) self-raising flour
200g (3/4 cup) natural yoghurt
1/3 cup water
150g (3/4 cup) sugar


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Cream butter and caster sugar until pale and light.
Beat in eggs, one at a time. It may look a bit curdled but it’s fine.
Gently fold in lemon zest and flour, then yoghurt.
Place in a lined 20cm cake tin, making the centre a little lower than the edges.
Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

About 5 minutes before the cake is ready, heat the water, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
When cake is cooked, leave it in the tin, poke a fine skewer all over the top and spoon the hot lemon syrup over.
Try to do this so the syrup soaks evenly into the holes.

Allow the cake to cool in the tin and serve

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