3 cups flour 
3 tsp baking powder 
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
200g butter softened 
21/2 cups castor sugar 
3 large eggs 
1 cup buttermilk 
1 tbsp grated lemon zest 
4 tbsp lemon juice 
1 tsp lemon essence (optional)

1/3 cup water 
1/3 cup castor sugar 
2 tbsp lemon juice

1 cup icing sugar 
1 tbsp lemon essence 
1 tbsp water 
1 tbsp melted butter

Glazed lemon slices for decoration (optional)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees 
Spray a bundt pan with cooking spay and dust with flour 
In a mixing bowl mix sift together flour, baking and salt 
In a separate bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy 
Beat in eggs one at a time 
In a small jug mix together buttermilk, lemon zest , lemon essence and lemon juice 
Mix together the flour mixture with the butter, sugar and egg mixture until combined to form a batter 
Add in the the buttermilk mixture and mix until incorporated 
Spoon the batter into a prepared bundt pan 
Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer or cake tester comes out clean 
Once cake is baked remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes 
Make the syrup by combining all ingredients the syrup ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil 
Boil for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved 
Poke the cake using a cake tester and pour the syrup over the cake 
Let the syrup soak in 
Remove cake from pan and cool on a cooling rack for an hour 
Make the glaze by combining all the glaze ingredients and mix until smooth 
Spoon the glaze over the cake and decorate with glazed lemons


Credit: Chef Sipho Gourmet Recipes

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