Lemon & Elderflower Drizzle Cake

Lemon and Elderflower drizzle cake gluten free

I have always, and will always be a drizzle cake fiend.  Obvs I love all cakes, but there is just something V special about the humble drizzle.

I couldn’t quite put my finger on why, but then I realised. The level of moist is sheer perfection. I realise the word ‘moist’ makes many people shudder… but in baking terms, moist is the ultimate goal. Wanna say moist again? Moist. Moist cakes make the world go round.

ANYWAY, Moving on…

I have been burning the candle at both ends recently. ALL I needed was an evening at home in ma PJ’s with a cuppa T, good tunes and a spot of baking. In reality I ended up falling asleep in front of Love Island, but I woke up early the next morning and shimmied into the kitchen to get my bake on for Matt’s Mumma’s birthday cake. Drizzle cakes are better baked and devoured on the same day anyway.

As my creation was baked, iced and popped in the car in a bit of a flurry, I thought I would bake another to share with you. UGH I wish we could sit and have a slab of cake, mug of tea and chinwag right now, why hasn’t technology caught up yet ay?

Lemon and Elderflower drizzle cake gluten free

Oh, bebeh. Cake swimming in a pool of elderflower icing is so, so fine.

Fun fact: I had no idea elderflower grew ERRYWHERE in London. It is wild, so if you are baking using elderflower, nip down to the park and pinch a few stems. It is usually about from May till early July – keep ya eyes peeled! Who knew foraging in London was a thing, ey?

Lemon and Elderflower drizzle cake gluten free

I made this cake with regular flour, as I have completely ran out of my ground almond stash. BUT I have included a gluten free version, which I reckon will taste damn fine (and even more moist).  Oooft.

Lemon and elderflower cake gluten free

For one loaf of love, you will need the following…

175g unsalted butter (room temp – stick it out on the side the night before)

175g caster sugar

2 large free range eggs

zest of 1 lemon (or 2 little ones)

175g self raising flour

GF OPTION: 90g gluten free self raising flour, 85g ground almonds

Pinch of salt

4 tbsp milk

Loaf tin buttered and lined

The drizzle:

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup elderflower cordial

1 tbsp water

Glaze:

100g icing sugar

Elderflower cordial

Washed your mits and got your huuur out the way? Exxxcellent, let’s bake.

Preheat your oven to 180 C / gas mark 4. Prep your loaf tin and pop to one side.

Cream together your butter and sugar, whisk then gradually add the eggs. Grate in the lemon zest, gently fold in the flower, salt and add the milk. Gently mix until you have a smooth, sexy lookin’ batter. Pour into the tin and get that baby cookin’! I set my timer for 45 mins, but the cake always needs an extra 10 mins or so. There is no rush.

Get the kettle goin’ and put your feet up.

Once your bake is ready, mix up your drizzle. Grab a skewer and make lil holes aaaaaall over the cake, right down to the bottom. Soggy bottoms ain’t a thing when it comes to drizzle. Pour over the dizzle, watch the goodness soak in, then leave the cake to cool completely.

When the cake is nice ‘n’ chilled, it’s time for the glaze. Sieve your icing sugar (ain’t nobody got time for lumps) into a small bowl, and add your elderflower cordial a teaspoon at a time until you have a thick, beaut glaze.

Pour generously over the cake, then decorate with a lil bit of lemon, and some elderflowers… I picked ’em off before eating though!

Cut a few slices, make a fresh pot of tea and treat your loved one(s).

lemon and elderflower drizzle cake

lemon and elderflower drizzle cake

It also makes a V good breakfast on the go hehe >:)

What do ya think? Is drizzle cake your thing? (if it isn’t, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore :/)

Ix

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  • Amy Eade

    Moist is definitely the buzzword for me when it comes to cakes although I know most people do hate it haha! Your photography is SO stunning and I can’t believe how perfect your presentation is – my baking does not look like that haha!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Yep fo’sho, cannot beat a moist but light cake. Ah thank you so much Amy! We had a few near misses when transferring it from the tin to the wire rack :O Immy x

  • This look absolutely yummy!! I clearly need to work on my baking skills.

    • Thank you Kay! Can never go wrong with the humble drizzle. I always just make it up as I go along with baking, give it a whirl – if it tastes good, you have succeeded >:) Immy x

  • Oooh this looks so yummy! x

    LuxeStyle

    • Hehe thank you lady! Was so delish… Especially when it is still *slightly* warm in the middle. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Oh babes, I should NEVER have read this post whilst hungry haha, bad, bad move! This looks bloody wonderful! I don’t ever really bake but I definitely want to give this a try, it sounds/looks delightful!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Hheheee I know, writing it is even worse! I can’t quite believe I do it to myself haha! Thank you lady :) It is SO easy and delish, perfect for a birthday cake – drizzles are the ultimate crowd pleaser! Immy x

  • Laura Torninoja

    Ahhhhh that frosting! I would like to have a slice now pleaaaase. x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • ninegrandstudent

    This looks delicious – I do love a drizzle cake!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Gotta love a drizzle! 👌 It is aaaall gone now >:( Immy x

  • Courtney Hardy

    Oh my gosh that cake looks so good. I’m such a sucker for sweets.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    • Heheeee me too >:) My sweet tooth is unstoppable! Immy x

  • Alya Mooro

    Yummm babe always smashing it with the food! This looks so so good!!

    Alya / moorizzla xx

    • Oooh thank you my love <3 I hope you are well chick. Immy x

  • Ahhh this looks so delicious, definitely all about a cake that is beautifully moist! I too had no idea that elderflower was so easily accessible around London, isn’t that something! I love your food posts, thank you for sharing lovely! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

    • Thank you so much Heather, yesss it is the key! I know, crazy isn’t it?! I had no idea until my mumma suggested it. Thank you for popping by lovely gal. Immy x

  • This looks so delicious, I’m the same as you – bit of a drizzle cake lover! I definitely want to try making this, I haven’t used elderflower as an ingredient before and would love to try it!

    Carolyn x
    Faithfully Carolyn

    • They are the best kinda cake ain’t they?! Oooh I hadn’t either, so delicious! I have also been loving all the elderflower cordial I have been guzzling as a result of it hehe, forgot how dreamy it was! Let me know how it turns out if you do try it lovely lass :) Immy x

  • Soph Cullen

    oh my god your photography is insane – and that cake looks incredible!! xx

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

    • Aaaah Soph thank you so much! Loving my new Olympus, has made such a difference to the ole blog (even if I will be eating beans on toast for the rest of 2017) >:) Immy x

  • Lemon cake is literally one of my favourite cakes and omg, paired with elderflower?! I bet that’s AMAZING! I definitely need to give this recipe a go!

    hannatalks

    • Yes it is such a nice lil addition! Whole new love for elderflower atm <3 <3 Let me know if you give it a whirl! Immy x

  • Oh my goodness. Drizzle cake, YES PLEASE! And a gluten free option too, you absolute babe! I think I might just have to have a go at baking this tomorrow or if not, maybe during the week! Now just to go on the hunt for some elderflowers, I’m not quite sure I’ll find some in Leeds though 😂​

    Emma | Paper Planes and Caramel Waffles

  • omfg YES YES YES YES YES

    girl. lemon drizzle cake is THE ONE. and you just made it the onety-one.

    photography game 10/10

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

  • Haha I love that you foraged your elderflowers in London! That cake looks amaaaaaaazing, I’ll definitely be trying this one at home.

    Rosalie

  • Oh my. This looks too pretty to eat!

  • Saving this for later as lemon+elderflower = winning combination! The pictures are super pretty as well xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

  • Yana Kasekamp

    This cake is making me so hungry! I bet it was delicious! Love it. Copying this recipe for later. :)

    http://www.lifeofardor.com