I used the long weekend to test a few recipes for the upcoming holidays and one in particular was a “lemon drizzle” cake, which I knew my niece and mom would be partial to as lemons are a favorite. I cannot express how moist and delicious this dessert tasted once finished. It is the perfect treat to add to one’s holiday repertoire as it exudes a most citrusy flavor and can be for those who would prefer a light tasting sweet after a heavy meal with a hot cup of coffee.
I recall my favorite aunt making a similar cake, and once I found a recipe that resembled hers, I added almond meal to the all purpose flour and cut back on the butter. Making the lemon syrup in a pan on top of the stove with the pulp, zest and sugar was the ultimate crowning, instead of using a traditional icing. It could not have turned out any better. Enjoy Linda McCartney’s recipe for Lemon Drizzle Cake from Town & Country.