This is an Eric Lanlard special. I only have one of his cook books so far, but I am totally hooked.
Sorry, I haven’t included the recipe today – I literally didn’t change a thing so would feel really cheeky posting it (especially ‘cus I couldn’t find a link to it anywhere online either). If you fancy baking this, you can find a similar recipe here. It is almost exactly the same! It is basically a light sponge with the zest of a lime and lemon added in at the flour stage.
The key thing about this bake, and the reason I’m posting it, is the drizzle. It rocked my WORLD!
Once the cake was baked, and cooled I mixed the juice of 2 limes and 2 lemons with 200g of icing sugar.
I poked holes through the top of the cake and poured about a third of the syrup over the top of the cake. This is quite a slow process as I had to make sure it all soaked in.
Next, to the remaining syrup I added another 200g of icing sugar. This thickened it up into more of a glaze so it would set over the top of the cake rather than sink in.
A light, airy, moist sponge with a tangy but sweet glaze. Perfect for a late afternoon treat with a fresh mug of tea. I made a little extra syrup to drizzle over our first slices, but actually I think it tastes better on its own.
What’s your favourite sneaky treat? Or are you much better than I at saying no, and sticking with healthy snacks? (If you are, what is your secret?!?!?!)