Cake On Me (Lemon and Elderflower)

Who didn’t enjoy the Royal Wedding on the 19th May this year? It was big, elegant and full of our favourite celebs! The best moment had to be when Harry first lifted Meghan’s veil and she just beamed at him- iconic. Lemon and Elderflower cake was the cake of choice for the wedding, and to commemorate it I made it for my brother’s 18th birthday (on the same day as the wedding!). It was surprisingly easy to make. I do often find that cake can be very stodgy and dry, however I did feel that this one was light and moist. The Elderflower gives it a fresh feel, and the Lemon gives it a nice zingy kick.

Ingredients:

Cake:

200g butter

200g caster sugar

200g self raising flour

4 large eggs

2 tbsp Lemon juice

2 tbsp Elderflower cordial

Syrup:

Juice of 1 Lemon

1 tbs Elderflower cordial

45g granulated sugar

Buttercream:

100g butter

200g icing sugar

1 tbs Elderflower cordial

Method:

1. Combine your castor sugar and butter in a bowl until it is nice and creamy.

2. Add your eggs, flour, lemon juice and tbs of Elderflower cordial and mix. Remember not to overmix your cake mix as it can make it stodgy.

3. Add to a preheated oven at 160C for around 30 mins or until the top is nice and golden brown.

4. Create your syrup by combining the ingredients into a saucepan at a high heat. You’ll know when they are combined as they will become a whiteish thick liquid and the sugar will be dissolved.

5. Once your cake is cooked remove it form the oven and use a chopstick to poke a few holes into it. Pour the syrup into the holes and over the cake. Let dry before removing the cake from the tin. The syrup should soak into the sponge making it nice and moist and yummy!

6. While the cake is cooling make the cream. Combine your icing sugar, softened butter and Elderflower cordial until it is super fluffy. Add to the cake (once it’s totally cooled) however you like. I prefer to use a piping bag to make some cute shapes!

7. Cut up and enjoy!I hope you enjoy this recipe. It is super easy to make and the cake is honestly so fluffy and moist.

Love from Evie x

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