Lemon sponge cake (with video)

Classic Victoria sponge cake recipe with lemon.

 

Today’s blog post is dedicated to a classic bake, and can you get any more traditional than a good old Victoria sponge cake? Said to be named after Queen Victoria this regal cake is gorgeous in its simplicity. While I admire the multi-layered, brightly coloured, over the top cake creations all over my Instagram feed these days, you can still rely on the classics, like this easy lemon sponge cake, to be a crowd pleaser.

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Lemon loaf cake with saffron syrup

Lemon loaf cake with saffron syrup.
A few weeks ago I was given a pack of gorgeous saffron to try out at home. I have only ever used saffron in savoury dishes in the past (this saffron chicken dish is one of my favourites) and wanted to try it in a sweet recipe this time around.

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Lemon and pistachio cupcakes

Fresh lemon cupcakes with pistachios.
Spring seems to have settled in properly now, in fact it feels more like summer this week. Sunny skies, short sleeves and (ah-choo!) hay fever – happy days! Except for that last point, hay fever – feel free to be on your way any time now. That biting morning chill that we became accustomed to in the winter months has all but gone and the promise of a glorious summer is quite literally in the air.

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Triple lemon iced sticky buns and a chat with Jessica Creed

I love to connect with other food bloggers and have made some wonderful new foodie friends since I began Cupcakes and Couscous. I am super excited about today’s post which not only has a deee-licious recipe for you to try but also my first international interview! Today I am chatting to baking extraordinaire and Nutella lover, Jessica Creed who is based in the U.K. and blogs over at What Jessica Baked Next

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Granny D’s lemon fridge tart

I recently received an email from a South African ex-pat living in the U.S.A. asking whether I had a fridge tart recipe to share. Two things immediately came to mind: firstly my super easy lemon fridge cheesecake recipe which I promptly sent to her; secondly one of my mom’s recipe books containing a handwritten lemon fridge tart recipe, passed on from my paternal grandmother. I seem to recall we had enjoyed the fridge cake at a Sunday lunch and immediately requested the recipe. I have not paged through that book for years but remember the recipe distinctly – it is written in green pen and was probably pasted into the book at least 20 years ago. I was intrigued to give it a try and see whether it is still a winner.

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