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Triple-layer raspberry lemonade drizzle cake


Serves: 12
timePrep time: 40 mins
timeTotal time:
Triple-layer raspberry  lemonade drizzle cake
Photograph by Toby Scott

Triple-layer raspberry lemonade drizzle cake


Serves: 12
timePrep time: 40 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
586Kcal
Fat
25gr
Saturates
15gr
Carbs
83gr
Sugars
66gr
Fibre
2gr
Protein
5gr
Salt
0.7gr

Miranda Gore Browne

Miranda Gore Browne

Finalist of the very first series of GBBO, Miranda has since written two books packed full of decorated biscuits and cakes. She now runs The Kitchen School at her home in the West Sussex countryside with classes in cookery, baking and homemaking.
See more of Miranda Gore Browne’s recipes
Miranda Gore Browne

Miranda Gore Browne

Finalist of the very first series of GBBO, Miranda has since written two books packed full of decorated biscuits and cakes. She now runs The Kitchen School at her home in the West Sussex countryside with classes in cookery, baking and homemaking.
See more of Miranda Gore Browne’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 225g soft unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 lemon
  • 450g raspberries (100g for the sponges, the rest for the layers and to decorate)
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 x 23g sachet sherbet dip dab (optional; discard or eat the lolly)
For the drizzle
  • 75g raspberries
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • juice of 1½ lemons
For the buttercream
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • finely grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 6 tbsp lemon curd
For the raspberry purée
  • 150g raspberries
  • 50g icing sugar
  • juice of ½ lemon

Step by step

Get ahead
Bake and drizzle the cakes up to a day ahead; store in an airtight container.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Lightly butter and line 3 x 18-19cm diameter sandwich tins with baking paper.
  2. Using a fine grater, grate the whole lemon into a bowl – including zest, pith, flesh and juice, but removing the pips, the stalk and any tougher bits as you go. Using the lemon in this way gives the cake the zingy taste of homemade lemonade.
  3. Cut 100g of the raspberries in half and roll them in a little of the flour. Beat together the butter and the sugar in a stand mixer for 2-3 minutes (or use a bowl and an electric hand whisk) until well combined.
  4. Lightly beat the eggs in a jug with a fork, add them to the cake mixture, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift in the rest of the flour and the baking powder; gently fold in, then fold in the grated lemon.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tins, dividing it equally. Smooth the tops level with a knife and scatter with the floured raspberries, dividing them equally between the tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes until springy and golden.
  6. For the drizzle, use a fork to squish the 75g raspberries with the granulated sugar, then push through a sieve to get rid of the pips. Stir the lemon juice into the raspberry mixture. When the cakes are done, leave them in their tins and spoon the drizzle over the top. Set aside to go cold in their tins.
  7. For the buttercream, beat all the ingredients together in a stand mixer for 2 minutes until creamy and smooth.
  8. For the purée, blitz the raspberries with the icing sugar in a food processor, then press through a sieve. Add the lemon juice to give it a pouring consistency.
  9. Once the sponges are completely cold, take them out of their tins. Use a blob of buttercream to stick the base of one sponge to a pretty cake stand or plate. Pipe or spread a generous layer of buttercream on top. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of sherbet dip dab powder, if using, on the buttercream and scatter with a handful of raspberries. Put the second sponge on top and repeat. Finish with the third sponge followed by the rest of the buttercream and raspberries, and serve with the raspberry purée poured over the cake.

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