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Fragrant Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

If you are expecting this cake to taste like a lemon drizzle cake, warning- you will be disappointed!! It is much more delicate in flavour and very fragrant. Perfect for a summery tea party, or more likely to accompany a cup of tea, indoors when it is raining outside!

I have been a lover of this sour, citrusy fruit since I was a kid and I am not afraid to admit that I love the tingling sensation you get on your tongue when you eat grapefruit (even if that is weird).

It makes a change from the ordinary lemon drizzle cake and I hope it is to your liking 🙂

Grapefruit drizzle 1

Makes: 1 loaf cake
Takes: 1 hour 15 mins

Ingredients:

175g butter softened
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
175g self-raising flour
Zest and juice of 2 grapefruits
75g caster sugar
80g icing sugar

Method:

Grease and line a loaf tin and preheat the oven to 160 fan or 170 conventional

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy, then beat in the eggs one at a time until incorporated

Zest the grapefruits then beat the zest into the mixture. Sieve in the flour and fold it into the mixture until incorporated

Transfer the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 40-50 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean

In a small pan, add the juice of the 2 grapefruits and the caster sugar. Reduce the liquid by half to make the drizzle

To make the icing measure the icing sugar into a small bowl and add a splash of water, then mix until a smooth icing forms

When the cake is done immediately pierce holes all over the cake with a skewer. Spoon the drizzle over the cake so it soaks into the sponge then leave the cake to cool in the tin

When the cake is cool, lift it out and remove the paper. Use a piping bag fitted with a small nozzle or a spoon to drizzle the icing back and forth over the cake

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