Classic drizzle cake

Classic drizzle cake

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Citrus
Serves
10-12
Photographer
Mowie Kay

This is probably the cake I make more than any other, but it is rarely the same twice. The basic recipe is very reliable and lends itself to all kinds of flavour variations. The traditionally subtle addition of lemon is wonderful, but this is my absolute favourite – mandarin and lime, with a tequila-spiked syrup.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
250g unsalted butter, plus 2 tablespoons, plus extra for greasing
200g caster sugar
2 mandarins, Finely grated zest and juice
1 lime, Finely grated zest
3 large eggs
300g self-raising flour

For the syrup

Quantity Ingredient
2 limes, Finely grated zest and juice
2 mandarins, Finely grated zest and juice
150g icing sugar
1 tablespoon tequila, (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Butter a large loaf tin and line it with baking parchment.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and citrus zests together until very pale, fluffy and increased in volume. Add the eggs one at a time, along with 2 tablespoons of the flour, then incorporate the remaining flour. Using a light hand, mix in the mandarin juice – you should have a batter with a reluctant dropping consistency.
  3. Scrape into the loaf tin, then bake in the oven for approximately 1 hour – it is done when it has slightly shrunk away from the sides and a skewer comes out clean.
  4. While the cake is baking, make the syrup. Put the zests, juices and sugar into a saucepan and warm through gently on a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the tequila, if using.
  5. Pierce the cake all over with a cocktail stick or similar, then pour over the syrup, trying to make sure most of it goes into the centre of the cake, rather than around the edges. Leave the cake to cool in the tin until it is completely cold.
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