SKI TOTAL CAKE OFF – Lemon Drizzle Cake
It’s Wednesday again and the whole nation is baking. Our Chalet Host cookery course is in full swing here at the Godalming office, preparing all our future hosts to become great cooks and bakers for the ski season ahead. Each week our chalet hosts deliver six signature cakes for all our Ski Total guests and there is nothing better to come back to after a long day on the slopes. Want to try some of our signature cakes at home? Join our “Ski Total Cake Off” challenge and bake like a pro! We will be posting a recipe each week for you to try it at home! This week it’s time for the mouth watering lemon drizzle.
Ready, steady bake!
240g Plain Flour
300g Caster Sugar
80g Butter (melted)
½ tsp Baking Powder
3 Lemons, zest only
1 pinch Salt
140ml Double Cream
For the Apricot glaze
3 tlbsp Apricot Jam (warmed)
For the Lemon glaze
1 Lemon Juice
150g Icing Sugar
Assemble all equipment needed
Preheat the oven to 180°C
Lightly butter a 26cm x 9cm x 8cm loaf tin and line it with greaseproof paper
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, cream, lemon zest, salt and butter
Sift the flour and baking powder and whisk it into the egg mixture until you have a smooth batter
Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. The cake is cooked when a knife blade inserted comes out clean.
Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool for 10 minutes
Brush the cake with the warmed apricot glaze and leave for five minutes while you make the lemon glaze.
For the lemon glaze, mix together the lemon juice, zest and icing sugar
Heat the mixture in a small pan, or in the microwave, until the sugar has dissolved and you have a syrup.
Brush the lemon glaze all over the cake and leave for a few minutes to set
Place the glazed cake in the oven on a baking tray, turn off the heat and leave for 3-5 minutes to dry the glaze and turn it translucent
Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool to room temperature before serving
Send us some pics of your Lemon Drizzle Cakes on facebook or tweet us @SkiTotal with the #CakeOff