Thursday, 1 October 2009

Sweet & Simple Bakes October 2009 St Clement’s Drizzle Cake


When I checked to see this months bake I was pleased to see the St Clement’s Drizzle cake – one I have made so many times since I found the recipe earlier in the year. It is just so good. Buttery, fruity with the lemon and orange, and so moist and delicious.
It’s (food writer Jo Pratt’s) a spin on the more usual lemon drizzle cake, made with just lemon juice and zest. St Clement’s is a mixture of orange and lemon, there is a drink of the same name here in the UK.
It’s an easy cake, just creaming , zesting and mixing. I use my stand mixer as it takes about a tenth of the time it would take me to cream butter really well; but if I didn’t have the machinery I’d do it by hand held mixer or by hand. It’d be such a shame to miss out on this great cake. Then for the sweet and crunchy topping a little reduction of orange and lemon juice mixed with sugar to drizzle over the top. The hardenst bit about this cake is waiting for it to cool!
It’s my turn to be a hostess for a group I’m a member of later this year – and this is one of the sweet things I’m making. Do give it a go, you’ll find the recipe here.

Many thanks as usual to Maria and Rosie for hosting and choosing this lovely cake. Visit the Sweet & Simple site to see more drizzle cakes from the 2nd of October.

11 comments:

HFJ said...

This was a lovely cake wasn't it - yours looks lovely x

The Girl said...

Your cake looks amazing. I had the same trouble waiting for it to cool!

Lucie said...

Yours looks yummy, it was a lovely bake. Lucie x

Maria♥ said...

What a great cake this is and yours turned out wonderfully delish!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us in our next bake.

Maria
x

lakegirl16 said...

Your cake looks beatiful! The flavor is so good!!

AppleC said...

So right..with that wonderful aroma all over the kitchen, it was tough letting the cake cool.
Great job.

lilmizlynn said...

lovely cake! yummy! :)

Chele said...

This is the little black dress of my recipe collection now! I agree with you, it is such an easy cake to make and tastes so delish.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Kelly your cake looks lovely. I will be making this again and again. It's very good isn't it?

Margaret said...

I have made this several times now. Your cake looks lovely.

C said...

Yours looks really lovely - I think this was such a great cake, and all my work colleagues agreed too!