Thursday 25 September 2014

Very Quick Lemon & Sultana Cake

So in need of a Milo and a piece of cake after another busy end-of -term day. All the preparation for the school's Tonga trip has left me rather time poor. I don't normally like making cakes in the food processor, but this one is tasty and ready in a flash. It's a great everyday cake. I adapted the recipe from an Orange cake by Alison Holst.

Food Processor Lemon Cake and Sultana Cake

2 lemons
125g butter - softened
1 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 cups flour
1 cup sultanas

For the syrup: 2 tablespoons lemon cordial and 2 tablespoons of caster sugar mixed together. 

Preheat the oven to 175deg. C and line a 25cm square tin with baking paper.

Cut the lemons up into small pieces and blend in the food processor until finely chopped. 

Add the softened butter, caster sugar and eggs. Blend for about 30 seconds until well combined. 

Add the baking soda dissolved in the milk, and the flour, vanilla, and sultanas, and pulse briefly until just combined. 
We just got this great Magimix. You need a reasonable sized kitchen wizz to make a cake.

Spread the cake mixture into the lined tin and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
Mix the sugar and cordial together. 

The finished cake.

Using a pastry brush spread the sugar mixture onto the cooked cake straight from the oven. 

This ones a great lunch box filler too. Happy Baking xx 

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