Sunday, 19 July 2009

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Cream and Berries

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I know it's been a while since I've last posted, but for some reason I've not really been in the mood for much writing. I've also been off sick for a bit, which meant I spent quite a lot of time sleeping and just generally not having much energy for anything. I'm better now though and just thought that I'd better get back to it, especially as I'll be off again on my summer holiday soon, which will mean another dry period.

Last weekend I was invited to T's first birthday party. I promised to bring a cake for the buffet. It didn't have to be a birthday cake, as they already had a fabulous one., so I decided to make a lemon cake. I knew that JM was bringing a chocolate one and I like the freshness of lemon cake on a sunny day.

Wanting it to be a little more special for the ocassion I decided to top it with lemon cream and fresh strawberries, which made it that bit more decadent and also looked great.



There isn't really a new recipe, but this is what I did:

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Cream and Berries

Use the recipe for Easy Peasy Lemon Drizzle Cake, but bake it in a 26cm springform pan, rather than the usual loaf tin to give you the base for the cake. Baking it in a larger tin means of course that it bakes quicker, so it should be done after about 30 minutes. Test with a wooden skewer.

Allow to fully cool before assembling the cake.

Whip 200ml of double cream (or you can use whipping cream) with 1tbsp of icing sugar.

Once stiff, stir in 2 generous tablespoons of lemon curd.

Evenly spread the cream over the base with a palate knife.

Top with loads of your favourite summer berries. I used just strawberries, which I cut into different sizes, but you could use rasperries, blackberries or blueberries, or a mixture of all.

16 comments:

Jacqueline said...

That looks absolutely amazing! I want some of that cake now! I was planning to make an apple cake and a chocolate cake layered with cream and berries, but now I am thinking, maybe I should go buy some lemons! I had better decide soon, as I am going visiting today.

Glad you are feeling better :)

Katiecakes said...

I adore lemon drizzle cake. Yours looks amazing, extra special with the cream and strawberries!

Katie xox

Gloria said...

What really nice and yummy Tart!! look lovely Sylvie, I love all berries and these strawberries look wonderful!! xGloria

Siri said...

Gorgeous. I love the combination of the lemon and strawberry. Also- I must mention that your blog name is great- straightforward, but creates an image your head at the same time.

Thanks for sharing!

-Siri

Jan said...

Glad the hear your feeling better Sylvie. Love this cake!

Bellini Valli said...

Glad to heat you are feeling better. Enjoy your holiday. We will look forward to more delicious cakes like this.

birthday cake pictures said...

I love a good crunchy base on these kinds of cakes. Strawberries look delish and glad you are feeling better, hope you continue to bring us tasty recipes!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It looks and sounds delicious - I shall certainly give it a go - thanks. A x

Marie said...

That looks great Sylvie and I am guessing it was delicious! Lemon cake and berries, the perfect combination!!

Margaret said...

Lovely lemon drizzle cake - I love the cream and berry topping.

pigpigscorner said...

Great to hear that you are feeling better. the cake looks beautiful and delicious!

The Generous Gardener said...

Inspiration! I now know what I'm going to use some of my redcurrants for. They'll look like little jewels on the top of the lemon drizzle cake.

David Hall said...

Glad you are better Sylvie. Nice return to form too, what a cake!

Cheers
David

Jacqueline said...

Made it! It's gorgeous and so light and fluffy! Fab! Thank you for the recipe sweetie :)

Sam said...

This looks so summery and delicious! I love the strawberry/lemon combination.

Tony said...

This looks and sounds extremely good.