Impress friends with this stunning lemon and elderflower drizzle cake

Published Monday, Jul 14 2014, 19:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Just how pretty is this scrumptious cake? Especially the adorable flowers!

And it tastes just as good too – combining zesty lemon and elderflower together for a light summer treat. Impress your mates and make this one yourself – they won't believe it's not shop bought!

Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

© Stork


  • For the cake:
  • 175g (6 oz) self raising flour
  • 1/2 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 75g (6 oz) Stork tub
  • 175g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon elderflower cordial
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • For the syrup:
  • Juice of 1 lemon, strained
  • 1 tablespoon elderflower cordial
  • 55g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • For the filling:
  • 115g (4 oz) icing sugar
  • 40g (1 1/2 oz) Stork
  • 1-2 teaspoons elderflower cordial
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 5g (2 oz) icing sugar for glace icing


1 Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, add the remaining cake ingredients and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.

2 Spoon the mixture into two greased and base lined 20cm cake tins.

3 Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C, 160°C fan oven, Gas 4 for 30-40 minutes or until cooked. Turn out on to a wire tray.

4 Put the lemon juice, elderflower and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.

5 Whilst cake is warm, make a few deep holes with a skewer and drizzle the syrup over so that it soaks into the cake.

6 Place the icing sugar, margarine and elderflower in a bowl and mix well until smooth. Split the cakes horizontally in half. Spread the base cake half with 1/3 of the icing and1/3 lemon curd. Top with the second cake and repeat layers until the icing and curd are used up and finishing with the final layer of cake on top.

7 Decorate with a thin glace icing made with the icing sugar and a little lemon juice and drizzled over the top of the cake. Finish with edible flowers if liked.

Cook Time

30 - 45 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 12 portions

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