Super Lemony Drizzle Cake with White Chocolate from Beth Wilmshurst

By Mecca Ibrahim •

Another one of our Great British Chefs’ Facebook Fans great displays of baking and cookery.  We asked our fans to share what they have made & upload photos to our Great British Chefs Flickr group so we can share our favourites with you all.
Beth Wilmshurst's Super Lemony Drizzle Cake with white chocolate, was a big hit and a number of people asked for her recipe.  She very kindly sent it in 
6oz (170g) Self-Raising Flour
6oz (170g) Caster Sugar (I used golden but either is fine)
6oz (170g) Stork (or other margarine)
3 Medium Eggs
Zest from 3 Organic Unwaxed Lemons, Juice from 2.
1/2 level tsp of Baking Powder
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract

Drizzle Toppings:
2-3 heaped tbsp of Icing Sugar
Juice from 1 remaining Lemon
100g White Chocolate 

I used an electric hand mixer for ease. You can use a wooden spoon though, just make sure you sift the flour in gradually between adding the eggs.

Mix the Stork (margarine) and sugar together until blended and fluffy. 

Add in the eggs, flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice, and mix well until blended (try not to over-mix as you may lose the lightness).

Pour the batter into a cake tin - I used a silicone ring-shaped mould, but any greased tin would be fine.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees (fan-oven) for approx. 35 minutes, or until golden. Try not to over-bake so as not to lose the moisture - you want it 'just cooked'. 

Leave to cool. 

For the toppings:

Mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle with a spoon, whipping it back and forth over the cake. 

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Repeat the action used with the lemon icing. 

Allow to set and enjoy! 

Super-Lemony Drizzle Cake with White Chocolate

Thanks again to Beth Wilmshurst  for sharing her lovely recipe and for taking the pictures of her dishes too.

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Mecca Ibrahim

Mecca is Head of Marketing and Social Media at Great British Chefs and has spent the last 10 years at some of the biggest and most innovative internet businesses out there (Yahoo, Just Giving, E-How, Moo.com and Joost). She was winning awards for her blog when most people didn't know what a blog was. Mecca hosts an annual food blogging competition called NomNomNom and runs the multi-award winning London Underground Tube Diary.

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