The queen had good taste, and not only in fashion. A former cook to the late Queen Elizabeth II († 96) has revealed the monarch’s favorite recipes. Surprisingly, the recipe is very simple. It’s a classic lemon cake with a unique twist. of Lemon Drop Cake I enjoyed the Queen for high tea in the afternoon.
Sweet but not too sweet
The former Queen of England prefers her cake to be lemony and moist. Lemon cake is something special Double glass. This makes the cake especially juicy. As the first layer of frosting gradually penetrates the cake, it will taste even better on the second day.
You need this for baking
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1.5 cups of flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 5 tbsp lemon juice
Here Chef Darren McGrady shows his Lemon Drop Cake
This is how they prepare the cake
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Grease the baking tray and sprinkle with flour.
- Place the eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, lemon zest and lemon juice in a bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth.
- In another bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.
- Pour the batter into the baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
- After baking, let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes and place it on a wire rack.
How to make double glazing
- For the first glass, mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice – the glass will be very liquid. Poke the top of the cake with a fork several times and pour the cream over the cake to make sure that the coating is absorbed into the cake. This cake will be especially juicy later.
- The second glass should be tighter. To do this, mix a cup of powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice and pour it on the cake. Finally, sprinkle some lemon flavor on the cake and the royal lemon cake is ready.