Triple lemon streusel cake

Triple lemon streusel cake

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Serves
12
Photographer
Izy Hossack

When I want lemon in a baked good I. Seriously. Want. Lemon. I’ve been known to make extra lemon glaze and double-dip poppy seed muffins in it just to make sure there’s enough tang going on. In this cake I’ve layered a lemony cake batter with a tangy lemon-cream cheese ribbon and drizzled it with a lemon glaze. Is that enough lemon for me? Well just about, but don’t judge me if I tell you that I ate a slice with extra lemon curd.

The topping

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons demerara sugar
30g plain flour
2 tablespoons rolled oats
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

The cake

Quantity Ingredient
110g unsalted butter
150g granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
160ml buttermilk
2 eggs
150g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
60g rolled oats
75g cream cheese or creme fraiche
4 tablespoons lemon curd

The glaze

Quantity Ingredient
70g icing sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

  1. Combine the topping ingredients in a medium bowl, rubbing the butter into the dry ingredients until a crumbly texture is achieved. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour a 20 cm square cake tin.
  3. Make the cake batter: melt the butter in a large pan over a low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugar, lemon zest and juice and the buttermilk. Beat in the eggs then stir in the flour, baking powder, salt and oats until well combined (the oats will make it lumpy, so it won’t be perfectly smooth). Spread a third of the batter into the prepared cake tin. Stir together the cream cheese and lemon curd and spread this over surface of the batter. Dollop the remaining batter on top of the lemon curd layer and spread it out evenly. Cover with the topping and bake for 35–45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Combine the glaze ingredients and drizzle this over the cake with a spoon.
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