Sunday, 23 April 2017

Recipe: Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake

I don't think many people outside of the blogging world realise that it's not a solo journey. What I mean by that is that there is a wonderful community of us bloggers behind the scenes of it all, we have group chats and discuss tips and techniques, ask each other questions, or for advice. We chat about blogging, but also about general life and whilst I have not met all of them in person, I do feel a bond with them.

Last month it was devastating to hear that one of my food blogger connections had lost her battle with cancer. Isabella (or known to the internet as Coriander Queen) was a fabulous part of our Food Blogger group and I know I am not alone in saying that I will miss her dearly. Whilst I did not know her personally, I had spoken to her on several occasions through social media, and she was always the first to help with any queries or questions I had.

Lemon Drizzle Cake

As a tribute to Isabella, we have decided to honour her amazing range of recipes that she used her blog to promote and document. It was an easy pick for me, ever since she posted her recipe for Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake I have used it as my go to recipe. I've always struggled to find a recipe for this classic bake that works every single time, until the lovely Isabella shared this with me - and I won't be straying from it either!

This lemon drizzle loaf is beautifully zesty, you can really taste the lemon flavour, and the sponge is SO light and fluffy, with a crunchy drizzle on top it just works wonders. It's hard to resist going for a second slice.

Her blog is full of incredible recipes from sweet to savoury, traditional and unique. I thoroughly recommend you take a visit over to it and browse her archives to find inspiration for your next meal or bake.

My thoughts are with all of her friends and family at this time. May you rest in peace, beautiful.

Coriander Queen's Lemon Drizzle Cake

Find the original post for Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake on Coriander Queen's Blog.

Author: Coriander Queen

120g unsalted butter at room temperature
170g caster sugar
2  eggs
170g self raising flour
1 lemon, juice and rind
4 tbsp milk

For the glaze:
85g icing sugar
1 lemon, juice of

Preheat oven to 180'C and grease and line a medium loaf tin.

Cream butter and sugar together until pale and creamy, add the eggs one at a time and then the lemon juice and milk and beat well.

Gently fold in the lemon rind, self raising flour until combined.

Pour the mixture into the baking tin and place in the middle of the oven for 30 - 35 minutes.
Once cooked, leave to cool a little before placing on a wire rack.

In a bowl mix together the icing sugar and the lemon juice to make the drizzle. Add a little more icing sugar if too runny/clear. You want it to be a whitish colour and not too thin.

Using a thin skewer make a few holes in the cake to allow the syrup to channel its way down into the sponge.

Drizzle the syrup over the cake and leave to cool completely.

Take a look at these other fabulous recipes and tributes to Coriander Queen:

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Rich coffee cupcakes on BakingQueen74 (vegetarian)
Gingerbread cupcakes with orange buttercream on The Veg Space (vegan)
Marmalade and ginger loaf cake on The Crafty Larder (vegetarian)
Ginger and oat cookies on Kavey Eats (vegetarian)
Amatriciana pasta on Kitchen Sanctuary
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  1. Such a lovely tribute to Isabella. x

  2. Wonderful to read, really lovely tribute

  3. I think it is an amazing tribute that Izzie's recipes are so good and that they work so well. She will be much missed by all her food blogger friends.

  4. Such wonderful words and a lovely tribute to Isabella. The cake looks delicious too.

  5. Delicious looking cake and a beautiful tribute to Isabella!

  6. Lovely post. I think this may be the next of Isabella's recipes we make.

  7. Loving reading through all these posts and remembering Isabella. Looks like she made a great cake :)

  8. A lovely tribute to Izzie. The cake looks fab! x

  9. Lemon drizzle is one of my favourite cakes, but I have never made it. I will have to give it a go. A lovely tribute to Izzie to x

  10. Oh gosh, I'm crying again. You've written a beautiful post and how lovely to have Izzie's recipe as your go to lemon cake.

  11. That's so lovely that this is your favourite lemon drizzle cake, such a nice tribute

  12. This is one of my all time favorites cakes, great choice to recreate from Isabella's blog.

  13. I do love a lemon drizzle, such a lovely cake. Wonderful tribute to Izzie.

  14. I hope this tragic time reminds us all its not about the numbers and like you say this isnt a solo journey. I started blogging to meet like minded people and 6 years later I wouldn't change it for the world!

  15. A lovely tribute and another wonderful recipe from Izzie's archives!

  16. That sounds like a gorgeous recipe, so fresh and zesty. I am sure Isabella would have loved your version x

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