Spiced lemon loaf cake

    Spiced lemon loaf cake


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    About this recipe: This light and golden lemon sponge is enhanced by just a hint of vanilla, nutmeg and mace spice. Golden syrup gives a depth of sweetness and the result is a lovely soft, moist and delicious tea cake.

    Serves: 12 

    • 225g unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 150g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons dried milk powder
    • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add in flour, powdered milk and golden syrup. Beat each in well. Add juice of half a lemon, salt, vanilla, nutmeg and mace. Make sure everything is well blended, and pour into a greased 900g (2 lb) loaf tin.
    2. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 45 minutes, checking for doneness by inserting a skewer and seeing if it comes out clean. You almost want to underbake this.

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    Yum! This cake is a welcome change to the drizzle I usually make. Less citrusy, more subtle flavour. Easy to make, I added lemon zest too. Delicious and thanks for the recipe!😊 - 25 Aug 2013

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