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Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake | kMix Recipe Series

June 12, 2017

It’s summer and the time for summery cakes is upon us! To test out my new Kenwood kMix a bit more I decided to make and Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake.

I chose to make this as elderflowers are in season and a friend had recently gifted me some of her homemade cordial. It’s a light and refreshing recipe, perfect with a cup of tea and for sharing with friends.

Elderflower Drizzle Cake - Recipe

Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake - kMix Series

Elderflower Drizzle Cake - Baking

Lemon & Elderflower Drizzle Cake
A sweet and zesty cake, with a wonderful crunchy top.
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For the Cake
  1. 175g Self raising flour, sieved
  2. ½ tsp Baking powder
  3. 175g Unsalted butter
  4. 175g Caster sugar
  5. 3 Medium eggs
  6. 1 tbsp Elderflower cordial
  7. Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
For the Syrup
  1. Juice of 1 lemon, strained
  2. 1 tbsp Elderflower cordial
  3. 55g Caster sugar
For the Topping
  1. 225g Icing sugar, sifted
  2. 3-4 tbsp Lemon juice
For the Cake
  1. Cream the sugar and butter to start (2-3 mins on medium kMix setting), then add the cordial and lemon zest and eggs (2-3 mins again on medium).
  2. Fold in the flower on a low kMix setting for 1-2 mins.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a 21cm loaf tin (I used silicone).
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/160°C fan for 40-50 mins/once a skewer comes out clean (cooking I find is quicker in silicone usually).
  5. Turn out on to a cooling rack.
For the Syrup
  1. Heat the lemon juice, elderflower cordial and sugar in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Whilst cake is still warm, make some holes with a skewer and drizzle the syrup over the cake.
For the Topping
  1. Decorate with a thin glace icing made with the icing sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle over the top of the cake.
Elderflower Drizzle Cake - Drizzle icing

Elderflower Drizzle Cake kMix Recipe

My colleagues very much enjoyed the cake, it disappeared very quickly! It’s so easy to make as well, so I really recommend making it. If you fancy making it boozy, you could add a shot of gin into the syrup mixture as you make it (the heat will take the edge off the alcohol).

Have you used a stand mixer before? Would you try out my Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. * I was sent the Kenwood kMix for recipe development. As ever all words, opinions and photos are my own.

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  • Reply Jennifer June 13, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Yum! I’ve made gin lemon cake before; it’s absolutely delicious! I imagine adding elderflower could only make it even better.

    • Reply MissPond June 22, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      The elderflower is incredible! I’m glad I tried it 🙂

  • Reply Emma Louise Ryan June 12, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Emma, that cake looks ridiculously good! I’m trying to diet and looking at things like this don’t help haha.

    Em x

    • Reply MissPond June 22, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Hahaha – everything in moderation I say 😉

  • Reply Katie June 12, 2017 at 11:38 am

    This looks amazing!! Will definitely be trying this on my next baking day

    Katie xo

    • Reply MissPond June 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Hope you enjoy it if you get round to baking it 🙂

  • Reply Amy June 12, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Whoops!! My mistake. I loved reading this!! Whenever I make lemon drizzle my topping never goes this thick! You’ve done good!! xx

  • Reply Oliver June 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Omg this looks amazing!! Love a good, lemony, lemon drizzle… and the elderflower is def going to enhance it!

    Oliver x

    • Reply MissPond June 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you Oliver! It was an absolutely delicious combo 🙂

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