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    Lemon drizzle cakes

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

    Makes: 8

    Ingredients

    150g golden caster sugar
    100g unsalted butter, softened
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    150g self-raising flour
    3 tbsp whole milk
    Zest and juice of 2 lemons
    50g granulated sugar

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Place 8 paper muffin cases in a 12-hole deep muffin tray. In a mixing bowl, beat together the caster sugar and butter for 3-4 minutes until fluffy and very pale. Beat in the eggs, then sieve in the flour, mixing well to combine. Stir in the milk and lemon zest.

    2. Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden and firm to the touch.

    3. Ten minutes before the cakes come out of the oven, heat the lemon juice and granulated sugar in a pan until the sugar has dissolved; set aside.

    4. Remove the cakes from the oven and, while still hot and in the tray, prick them all over with a skewer. Pour over the hot lemon syrup and leave to cool completely in the tray before serving.

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    Cook's Tip

    Alternatively, pour the mixture into a 900g loaf tin and cook for 45 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

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