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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Lemon and strawberry Cake

Delicious light lemon sponge with  fresh lemon cream and sweet strawberries!!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!

You will need the following Ingredients:-

250g. Self raising flour
250g. Caster sugar (plus extra 4 tbls)
250g. Soft butter or margarine
4. Free range eggs
2. Fresh lemons
2tbls. Milk
Lots. Strawberries
300ml. Fresh double cream

Don't stress about you equipment use what you have! I have made this cake several times, spoon, food processor or electric whisk! It would be good to invest in a hand whisk as this will save time when whipping your cream, they are very cheap (3.99 & above)

Your sponge!!
Cream your sugar and butter
Add your eggs and mix
Add your flour and mix
Add zest & juice of one lemon
Add your milk and mix
Line a 7" round cake tin and pour the mixture in
Bake in oven at 180c / 350f / gas 4 for 40 mins (depends how good your oven is, check with a skewer to see if cooked)
Leave too cool then carefully slice the cake in half so you have a top and a bottom.

Lemon Cream
Whisk together until thick the cream, zest and juice of one lemon and 4tblspoons of caster sugar. Be careful not to over whisk as soon as it's at a spreadable consistency stop.

The Cake
Smother one layer of the cake with half the cream and place lots of sliced strawberries on! Smother the rest of the cream all over the strawberries and place the other half if the sponge in top!!

I like to decorate the top, mix a little icing sugar with lemon juice or rose water
and arrange the strawberries.

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