Orange and lemon loaf cake

    55 min

    A light loaf cake made with beaten egg whites and flavoured with lemon and orange. Add more zest if you like a stronger flavour.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 125g butter
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 125g plain flour
    • 3 eggs, separated
    • 1/2 lemon, zested
    • 1/2 orange, zested

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease a (1 lb) loaf tin.
    2. Cream the butter in a mixing bowl with an electric beater. Add sugar and beat until mixture is fluffy. Stir in egg yolks, then flour and mix well.
    3. In another bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold beaten egg whites into butter mixture; stir in lemon and orange zest.
    4. Spoon mixture into prepared loaf tin and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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