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Lemon and Berry Cake Recipe

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by Helenonthesofa (subscribe)
Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published October 7th 2012
Made today, be gone by tomorrow
This is a ridiculously moist cake and one that is extremely easy to make. Total preparation time is less than 10 minutes. It's a one bowl recipe, so not much washing up either. As an added bonus, it's one that you can also make with your children.

You'll want seconds and thirds of this cake

This is a great cake for a morning or afternoon tea and your guests will leave asking for the recipe.

1 cups self raising flour
cup desiccated coconut
1 tbsp grated lemon rind
1 cup of caster sugar
125g unsalted butter; melted
2 eggs
1 cup of milk
1 cup of thawed frozen berries. You can use rasberries or mixed berries. Whichever is your preference.

What to Do
Preheat oven to 180 C degrees.
1). Line a deep cake tin with grease proof paper. I use a 12cm deep round cake tin. You could use a loaf tin also. This recipe is very forgiving.

2). Put all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients until combined. This will take approx 2 minutes.

3). Once the mixture is combined, add the berries by hand. Fold the berries in until they are evenly distributed.

4). Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin.

5). Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

If your oven is fan forced, and you notice the cake going golden at the 20 minute stage, cover the top of the cake tin with foil to prevent from over browning.

Lemon and Berry Cake
Hey Presto; one of the easiest cakes to make

Icing - Optional.
You can eat this cake as it is once baked with no icing. As an extra treat, I often cover mine with this simple tangy icing.
Blend together 1 cups of sifted icing sugar, 1 cup of desiccated coconut, 1 tsp of finely grated lemon rind and cup of fresh lemon juice. When combined, cover the top of the cooled cake.

Lemon and Berry Cake
The iced version, for that extra smidgen of decadence

Final step: Make yourself a lovely cuppa and cut yourself a generous slice of cake. Enjoy.
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Why? Do you need a reason to make cake?
When: Today, tomorrow; whenever the mood suits
Where: In your kitchen
Cost: This one is budget friendly
Your Comment
This cake looks absolutely delish. Will try making it this week. Would you be able to put banana in instead of berries? would it change anything eg cooking time etc?
by steve (score: 2|134) 3113 days ago
Could I ask a question... is 125gm butter equal to 6 tablespoons?
by annal (score: 2|192) 3115 days ago
Looks divine! Must make! :)
by annal (score: 2|192) 3115 days ago
by hanna (score: 0|4) 2999 days ago
I've put it on the 'things to bake' list although I am wondering, I have 3 springform cake tins, all 7cm deep, ranging from 18 - 30cm across. Any idea of the best size to use?
by felic (score: 0|8) 3114 days ago
Can u pls confirm how many cups of flour & coconut. Post shows question mark inside a diamond. tks
by col.f (score: 1|13) 3113 days ago
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