Here in the UK we have just seen the final of the current series of The Great British Bake-Off. If you are not familiar with this TV programme, it is a competition to find the best bakers in Britain and is a much loved TV show which probably inspires a lot of the population to get their mixing bowls out and start baking. So here is my tribute to what has become a bit of an institution.
I am not an enthusiastic baker by any stretch of the imagination and you are unlikely to ever be offered home baking at my house. But this cake is a firm favourite. It is my go to dessert when entertaining for dinner and never fails to impress, with guests regularly coming back for a second slice. It is also wheat-free which suits coeliacs and the wheat intolerant among my friends and family.
It is easy to make and turns into a lovely moist lemony cake which is really golden once you cut into it. I really like it served with creme fraiche, as the slight tanginess marries perfectly with the sweetness of the cake. The recipe features in one of Nigella Lawson’s many cookbooks and, for time poor cooks like myself, her recipes have never let me down.
Try it for yourself. I guarantee you will be love it. HERE