When Life Gives You Lemons, Make A Cake...


Hello my lovely readers! Today I have something for you all to treat that special lady in your life to, your Mum! Next weekend (Sunday the 6th) it is Mother's Day! So in honour I'm making my Mum's favourite treat, a zingy lemon sponge filled with lemon curd and cream frosting. Sweet, sour and sickly all rolled into one delicious bite.

For this recipe you will need; 
Self-raising flour | 250g
Caster sugar | 250g
Baking powder | half a teaspoon
Icing sugar 250g
Butter | 200g (cake) 50g (icing)
Large eggs | 2
Lemon | 2 (zest)
Milk | 2 tablespoons
Lemon curd | around 8 tablespoons

For the first step all you need to do is whisk together the butter and sugar until it goes into a think consisted which is a lighter colour than the butter.
Then add half the bowl of your flour and don't forget the tiny pitch of baking powder. Add one egg along with this and whisk again till a creamy consistence then repeat with the last of the ingrediants. Don't forget to add the zest of two small lemons as well. After this you can separate the mixture into two even sized cake tins and place in the oven for 30-40 minutes on gas mark four. However with me I just constantly keep and eye on it, me and my oven have a love hate relationship, lol.
So when your cake looks like these golden two, take it out the oven and pop a knife in the middle if the knife runs clean the cake is perfect! 
While the cakes are cooling it is time for you to make you filling. Lemon curd I haven't mastered yet so I did cheat and buy some from the supermarket but my mum isn't going to mind! With a hand blender or your strength, mix together the icing sugar and the rest of you butter (room temperature). It takes a while to get it into a cream but it's all worth it when you taste it. If it is a little dry and you think there is too much icing sugar drop a splash of milk in and give it some elbow grease. 
So after you've finished decorating the cake it should look a little something like this. I think this is a great idea for a little present for your loved one on mothers day as it's from the heart and a lot of effort is put into it. Plus who doesn't love a good slice of cake with a cuppa tea?

Thank you or reading this Fridays blog post guys hope you all have a lovely weekend, I will be back with more on Monday...

Erin - BitchinBlonde

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