Whether you're a seasoned baker on the hunt for a new recipe to try out or a budding baker looking for a nice easy bake to get you started, we've got the perfect recipe for you. Check out these Lemon, Lime and Ginger Drizzle Cakes from The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off official recipe booklet. These citrussy loaf cakes have a double hit of ginger, giving them a lovely warming flavour. Mini loaf-cake cases are readily available in big supermarkets and online and make the perfect individual cakes to give to friends and family or to pack as a treat for a picnic.
Pop on your Star Baker Apron, gather your ingredients and equipment and get ready to whisk up a Showstopper that will impress the likes of Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
THE GREAT STAND UP TO CANCER LEMON, LIME AND GINGER DRIZZLE CAKES
MAKES: 8 mini loaf cakes
YOU WILL NEED: 8 mini loaf cake cases
TOTAL TIME: Hands on 20 minutes / Bake 25 minutes
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKES
175g unsalted butter, softened
175g caster sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
150g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of salt
50g ground almonds
Finely grated zest of 2 unwaxed lemons
Finely grated zest of 2 unwaxed limes
Juice of ½ lemon
Juice of 1 lime
2 balls stem ginger, drained and finely chopped
2 tbsp whole milk
25g flaked almonds
INGREDIENTS FOR THE DRIZZLE
Juice of 1 ½ lemons
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp stem ginger syrup
3 tbsp granulated sugar
STEP 1 - Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4 and arrange the mini loaf cases on a baking tray.
STEP 2 - Make the cakes. Beat the butter and sugar in a stand mixer fitted with the beater, on medium speed for 3-5 minutes until pale and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula from time to time.
STEP 3 - Add the eggs, a little at a time, beating well between each addition.
STEP 4 - Sift together the flour, cornflour, baking powder, ground ginger and salt into the bowl. Add the ground almonds, lemon zest, lime zest, lemon juice, lime juice, chopped ginger and milk, then beat on medium speed for 1 minute, until well combined.
STEP 5 - Divide the mixture equally between the loaf cases, filling them two thirds full, and scatter with the flaked almonds. Bake on the middle shelf for 25 minutes, until golden brown and well risen.
Get more delicious recipes like this one in The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off recipe booklet.