Say thank you with a cake

Hello Dear Reader,

Before I get onto today’s frugal and lovely cake, if you want, would you nominate me for a blog awards? The button is on the right of your screen. Thanks xxxxx

This is a thank you cake. I couldn’t think of a suitable present so I resorted to lemon drizzle cake. It’s a nice quick and easy cake to make.

10oz SR Four,
10oz butter (I use Utterly Butterly as it’s on offer)
5 eggs (they weigh 2oz each)
10oz sugar.
Zest of one lemon.

Put the lot in a bowl and either beat together or mix with a hand held electric mixer. Pour into two greased or lined 7″ cake tins.

Cook for 30 minutes on 180 (celius.) degrees – you can do the conversion for your cooker. Just google it.

Whilst cooling make the filling and topping.

Filling – Lemon butter icing.
Zest of one lemon,
8oz of icing sugar
3oz of butter (I use a cheap substitute)

Beat together until you have a soft frosting finish. Now leave in the fridge until you want it.

Lemon topping.
Juice of one lemon.
4oz of granulated sugar.
Mix together.

Assembling the cake – allow to totally cool. Spoon some of the lemon topping onto one of the sponges, but leave the main for the topping. Now use a palette knife to spread the lemon butter icing onto one of the sponges. Put the other sponge on top. Now carefully spoon the lemon topping all over it, some will soak in creating the sticky lemony topping.

Chill until you want to eat it.

Or………………….give to someone as a gift, or take to a fundraiser or make one for the local fete.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs


15 thoughts on “Say thank you with a cake

  1. I would never be able to “gift” a cake like this, for you see, it would have big chunks eaten out of it! I love, love, love anything lemon, and your cake looks so yummy!


  2. You're cake looks so gorgeous… I've been meaning to comment for a while and it's that cake in all its frugal lushness that caught me… & I think cake is an excellent way of saying thank you… though I gave my thanks to someone today with a homemade burger in a homemade bun!


  3. I've been making lemon drizzle cakes for my pudding on a Sunday, however mine don't look any where near as fab as yours!

    Must say that my family love your shortbread recipe, it's a real hit in our house. So easy to make and so yummy to eat.

    X x


  4. My son and I have just made your lemon drizzle cake, and we will assemble it tomorrow. It didn't rise as much as yours, so doesn't look as nice, but hopefully it will taste good – thank you!


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