In preparation for a little tea party last weekend, we found this delicious recipe and set to making possibly the yummiest lemon drizzle cake I’ve ever tasted. It went down an absolute treat, and was so fun to make with lots of child lead opportunities, such as measuring, transferring, juicing, zesting, stirring, mixing.

what you need:

  • 200g unsalted softened butter
  • 2 large eggslemon drizzle cake
  • 200g white spelt flour
  • 2tsp of baking powder
  • 3 lemons
  • 180ml of maple syrup
  • electric beaters
  • spoon
  • 900g loaf tin
  • greasproof paper
  • lemon zester
  • lemon squeezer

for the drizzle:

  • 1 lemon
  • 200g caster sugar
  • skewer

what to do…

  1. preheat the oven to 180c
  2. grease and line the loaf tin with greaseproof paper
  3. beat the butter with the electric whisk until very soft and creamy
  4. zest all 3 lemons and juice 1 and add to butter
  5. mix in all the remaining ingredients and pour into the loaf tin
  6. bake for about 35 minutes
  7. for the lemon drizzle, mix the lemon zest, juice and sugar and as soon as the cake comes out of the oven prick the top of the cake several times and pour over the drizzle letting in soak into the cake.
  8. leave the cake to cool, then enjoy a mouthwatering experience!!! yum!!!

into a little dream adventure…

  • on a piece of paper draw a diagram of how you plan to slice the cake?
    how many slices will you need? how big or small do you want the slices? are the slices going to be thick or thin? exploring shape and dimension with your child…
  • show your child a photo of your wedding cake, and talk about how many people you had to share that with, and how you sliced it!
  • take a photo of each stage of cake making and put them all together as a collage and make your own pictorial recipe
  • ask your child to draw a picture of what they think would be the most amazing cake in the world
  • can you think of any words that rhyme with cake? lemon? drizzle?
  • without looking at the recipe, can you remember together some of the ingredients you used? and which order they went in?