Morella Grove Lemon Cake

Cake Recipe: 

* 1/2 cup of Morella Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

* 1 & 1/4 cups of caster sugar 

* 3 eggs

* 1 tsp vanilla essence

* 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice  

* Rind from 3 lemons

* 1 tsp baking soda 

* 2 tsp baking powder 

* 2 cups plain flour 

* 1/2 tsp salt 

* 2/3 cup of buttermilk

 

Icing recipe: 

* 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice 

* 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar 

 

Method:

* Preheat oven to 180 C 

* Grease cake tin with butter or oil

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* Mix Morella Grove extra virgin olive oil together with sugar, using a mixer 

* Add eggs, one at a time 

* Add vanilla essence, lemon rind and lemon juice 

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* In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

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* Then fold the flour mix into the lemon mixture, making sure you are adding only  a quarter of the flour mix at a time. After adding half of the flour mix, then add half of the buttermilk, add the rest of the flour mix and the final amount of buttermilk. 

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* Pour cake mixture into your cake tin

* Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cooked 

* Let the cake cool before adding the icing 

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* Make the icing, slowly add lemon juice to the icing sugar until you get your perfect consistency. Pour over the completely cooled cake.  

* Decorate with thyme and lemon rind