Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Lemon Drizzle Funfetti Cake

So I have been in hiding for the last little while, spending time with family and getting some wedding things done and dusted. Finding time to squeeze my blog into my day was becoming impossible and I always feel I should avoid blogging for the sake of blogging. But I'm back with a bag and though I haven't been sharing I have as usual been baking and creating here and there. 'E-D Does It' officially celebrated it's 1st Birthday last week and I made a simple and tasty 'Funfetti Cake' to celebrate. A funfetti cake is an easy but fun cake to make and simply involves the addition of sprinkles to the cake mixture before baking which give the cake a colourful and interesting inside. This technique can be used with any type of cake mixture but I decided to opt for a deliciously zesty lemon drizzle cake.


Lemon Drizzle Funfetti Cake

Ingredients
For the cake
225g butter
225g sugar
225g self-raising flour
4 eggs beaten
Zest & Juice of 1 large lemon
Sprinkles
Fondant Icing Stars for decoration

For the drizzle
Juice of 1 lemon
65g sugar


Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line the base of an 8 inch round tin. 
2. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.
3. Next add the beaten egg a little at the time, alternatively with the lemon juice.
4. At this point at the sprinkles to the mixture along with any desired food colouring and  
    mix thoroughly until well dispersed.
5. Finally fold in the flour and lemon rind gently.Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and place 
    in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and springy to touch.

Meanwhile whilst the cake is cooling in the tin, mix the sugar and lemon juice together. Pierce the cake in various spots gently with a fork. Pour the lemon sugar mixture over the cake allowing the liquid to be absorbed into the cake.


E-D's Notes
- I opted to decorate my cake with some coloured fondant which I had left over from a cake 
  venture. Fondant is an easy and inexpensive way of brightening up an otherwise plain looking 
  cake.
- The above quantities for the drizzle may be increased or doubled if you wish to serve extra 
  drizzle as an option for guests to pour over their individual slices of cake.


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