Introduction: Sticky Lemon Syrup Cake

Warning - this cake is seriously addictive!

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Step 1: Ingredients

for the cake

150g / 3/4 cup granulated / caster sugar

175g/ 3/4 cup butter (softened)

175g/ 1 1/2 cup self raising flour (sifted)

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

juice and zest of 1 lemon

for the syrup

1 cup caster sugar

juice and zest of 2 lemons

1/2 cup water

Step 2: Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180'C (375'F) and line a 5 x 9 inch rectangular baking tin with parchment paper .
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter.
  3. Add eggs and flour. Mix well.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  5. Empty mixture into tin and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  6. While your cake is baking, make the lemon syrup. Heat sugar, lemon juice, zest and water over a low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved (about 10 minutes).
  7. When the cake is ready, remove from oven. Using a fork or skewer, poke holes all over the cake (this helps the cake absorb the syrup).
  8. Pour syrup over cake and leave to cool.

Step 3: Enjoy!

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