Monday, 30 January 2012

Heritage Lemon Cake

It's been a very quick start to 2012, time has flown by so fast that I didn't even realise tomorrow will be the last day of January! So to keep my promise to you, I will write about my amazing new cake tin! :)

I am in love with this tin.

I have been in love with this cake tin since I discovered the nordicware range years ago, since then I have never fallen out of love with it. Other tins have come and gone, but this is unique and has a special place in my cupboard for it.....
Oh Heritage Pan, how I love theee [sigh]! And a huuuge thank you to my brother who actually got the tin for me! It was a lovely moment when the cake was baked and we were eagerly anticipating for the cake to cool so we could invert the cake and see the gorgeous creation. It was a true drum roll moment!

I knew what I wanted to first bake with it from the moment I held the tin, a delicious zingy moist lemon cake!

It was absolutely gorgeous and I received so many compliments that I feel like gifting everyone now with a Heritage Lemon Cake! And can you see the gorgeous stand the cake is on?

It is my equally impressive Cath Kidston cake stand... which I too love! It was a beautiful gift from my beautiful friend Tamz, and I love getting it out and showing it off :)

SO...... although it is now January and we had some snow only just a few days. I am bringing smiles, sunshine and Spring into my house with this beautiful cake stand and delectable lemon syrup cake!

The recipe is from my trusted GoodFood magazine and is for a Lemon Drizzle cake which I have adapted as I wanted a shower of icing sugar on top instead of the drizzle icing. In order to keep it moist, I pricked and brushed some lemon syrup on to the cake before inverting and inverted it as soon as it cooled slightly.

Enjoy the recipe 'cos I sure did   ;-)