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    Layered lemon cake with raspberries and cream

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 45 minutes
    • Total time: 55 minutes 55 minutes

    Serves: 10

    Ingredients

    100g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
    150g Waitrose Golden Caster Sugar, plus 2 tbsp
    2 large Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs, lightly beaten
    150g self-raising flour
    3 tbsp whole milk
    Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
    ½ x 300ml tub essential Waitrose Whipping Cream
    250g fresh essential Waitrose British Raspberries  

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment. In a bowl, use an electric beater to cream together the butter and caster sugar for 3-4 minutes until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then sift in the flour and mix well to combine. Stir in the milk and lemon zest.

    2. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for about
    45 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Carefully lift out of the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

    3. When the cake is cooled completely, use a bread knife to cut it horizontally into 3 layers. Whisk together the whipping cream
    and 1 tbsp sugar.

    4. Spread half of the cream between each of the layers and scatter with raspberries. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining
    1 tbsp sugar and decorate with raspberries. Carefully slice and serve.

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    Use a serrated or bread knife to slice cleanly through the cake for neat servings.

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