Almond and lemon syrup cake

This cake is refreshing and very light and lemony. Apart from the taste it looks very pretty on the plate. The blanched almonds look very attractive along with the addition of the syrup.
The syrup makes the cake moist and it also enhances the lemony flavor in the cake.

Lemon and Almond Syrup Cake

blanched almonds - 1/2 c
butter - 1/2 c
brown sugar - 1/2 c
eggs - 2
lemon zest - 1 lemon
self-raising flour - 1 c


caster sugar - 3 tb
lemon juice - 2 tbs
water - 2 tbs

- preheat oven to 180c. grease and line cake tin
- break the almonds in half and line on the tin
- beat the sugar, butter and eggs very well. sift in the flour and mix well
- pour the batter on top of the almonds
- bake for 30 min or until baked through
- flip the cake and pour the syrup over the cake while still warm


Mary said...
April 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM

This sounds really special. I'm new to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier posts. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers a nd I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pauline said...
April 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

After eating quite a rich cake for tea this looks light and refreshing, who said I was full!

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