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Martha's lemon and elderflower loaf cake

Martha's lemon and elderflower loaf cake

'The elderflower glaze soaked into the lemon sponge gives this cake a fresh, floral twist.' Martha Collison

Makes one loaf or 10 slices

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  • Makes1
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook50 mins
  • Total time1 hr 5 mins

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  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • Lemon zest, to decorate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease a 1kg loaf tin and base line with baking parchment.

  2. Using a wooden spoon, cream together the butter and sugar for about 4-5 minutes, or use an electric beater, until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs and lemon zest.

  3. Add the flour and salt, stirring until the mixture is well combined, then add the milk.

  4. Spoon into the prepared tin and place into the oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until risen, golden brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

  5. Mix together the icing sugar with the elderflower cordial to form a runny icing. Drizzle over the hot cake, top with lemon zest and leave to cool completely before slicing.


Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe


1,262kJ/ 301kcals



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