Almond and lemon drizzle cake

almond and lemon drizzle cake

I’m sorry for my long absence, guys. I think I owe you an explanation. A little over two weeks ago I broke my left foot and haven’t been able to stand since. At first I thought ‘good, I’ll have more time to blog’ because like most bloggers I bake more often than I post πŸ™‚ But due to all the swelling I have to keep my foot up and, to be honest, I was feeling a bit blue.

So to shake off all this negativity I’m bringing this beautiful sunny cake that my fellow blogger Maggie of Kitchen Delights posted a while ago to Fiesta Friday – Angie, please save a stool for my foot ;P

(adapted from Kitchen Delights)

120g unsalted butter, softened
125g caster sugar
finely grated rind of 1 large lemon
2 large eggs
125g self-raising flour
65g ground almonds
60g granulated sugar
juice of 1 lemon, strained

Preheat the oven to 180ΒΊC and grease and line with parchment a 20cm round cake tin.
Add the butter, caster sugar and lemon rind to a large bowl, mix with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time (don’t worry if the batter curdles, it’ll all come together once the flour is added).
Fold in the flour and ground almonds. Pour the batter into the tin and spread to the edges.
Bake for 25 minutes until firm. Place the cake tin on a cooling rack.
Leave the cake in the tin and whilst it is warm sprinkle over the sugar and drizzle over the strained lemon juice.

almond and lemon drizzle cake

NOTE: I was expecting a crunchy topping (don’t really know why) but what the drizzle does is turn this cake into a moist piece of summer! πŸ™‚


55 responses to “Almond and lemon drizzle cake

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  2. Yikes! How did you manage to bake with a broken foot? Were you hopping around the kitchen? πŸ™‚ Either way, sending you healing vibes.

    The cake looks gorgeous. Love the addition of the almond, such a great pairing with the fresh lemon flavour.


  3. Hi Erika, I hope you are feeling loads better now. I would have been all princessy and kept to complete bed rest (haha) but you are obviously made of sterner stuff (you baked!). I feel you need a tough tattoo to commemorate this. Yeah baby! πŸ˜›


    • Hey, Nat! I’ve just discovered that I’ll have to bear with this cast for another 3 weeks 😦 No, I’m not that tough! My husband is doing all my chores. I enter the kitchen only about twice a week. So I guess I don’t deserve a tattoo πŸ˜‰


  4. Oh no, poor you – hope you are on the mend.
    Thank you for making my cake – the cake looks lovely on your beautiful plate. Not sure why your topping wasn’t crunchy? Did you enjoy the cake?


  5. I’ll have a nice cushiony, soft stool waiting for your foot. Poor thing! Hope it’ll heal quickly. The cake, by the way, will chase away anybody’s blues. Such a bright and happy-looking cake. I just love anything with lemons in it. Thanks for bringing it to the fiesta, Erika! ❀


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  7. Welcome back, Erika! I hope you are recovering nicely and not so blue anymore. How could anyone feel blue with this cake in front of them? Almonds and lemons are my favorite flavors to put in desserts so I will be trying this soon I’m sure. It looks so moist!


  8. Sorry to hear about your foot Erika – I had a stress fracture in my left foot but it was not bad enough for a cast though it really limited my mobility and was very painful when I spent any time on it – such a mare! Well you’ve turned out a lovely sunny cake in the meantime to banish the blues! If you want a crunchier topping, try crushing some sugar cubes coarsely, mixing very quickly with the lemon juice and pouring this over the cake…lovely plate by the way!


    • Thank you, Selma! I split my fifth metatarsal in half and am wearing a cast for at least 3 weeks 😦 Thanks for the tip! This plate is from my recently started collection of Pip Studio’s china πŸ™‚


  9. Oooh yummy! I love any kind of lemon cake and I love the almonds often make the cake really light and spongy. This is definitely a recipe I’d like to try! Sorry to hear about your foot – feel better soon! πŸ™‚


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