Easter Lemony Dippy ‘Egg and Soldiers’

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I made a lemon drizzle cake once that ended up a bit of a funny shape…I cut it into strips and used the icing as a dip. Nom.

Serves 6

Equipment:

  • 20x20cm baking tin
  • baking paper
  • 6 small pots/dishes to serve the dip.
  • grater/zester

Tip: Make the yellow icing as thick as possible to avoid it spreading out into the white too quickly.

Ingredients:

  • 70g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 140g self raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp lemon flavouring
  • 1 small lemon
  • 30g plain white sugar
  • 300 icing sugar
  • few drops of yellow food colouring
  • few tbsp tap water

 

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees c and line the tin with baking paper
  2. Tip the butter and  caster sugar into a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, followed by the flour, and baking powder.
  4. Add the milk and 1 and 1/2 tsp of the lemon flavouring and beat again.
  5. Finely grate the lemon’s zest into the mixture and stir in with a wooden spoon.
  6. Squeeze the lemon’s juice into a cereal bowl and set aside
  7. Spoon the cake mix into the prepared tin and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a skewer, when inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven when golden, and prick all over with a fork.
  9. Mix the 30g white sugar with the lemon juice and spoon evenly over the hot cake.
  10. When the cake has fully cooled, remove from the tin and  slice into evenly sized strips for the soldiers.
  11. In bowl, mix most of the icing sugar (leave a couple of tsp aside)with a little water until it is smooth but thick.
  12. remove 4tbsp of the icing and put in a separate bowl.
  13. Add the few drops of yellow colouring and the remaining 1/2 tsp lemon flavouring to the separate bowl. Stir in the few tsp of icing sugar that has been set aside to thicken.
  14. Arrange some cake soldiers on a plate and share the white icing out between the 6 small serving dishes.
  15. At the time of serving, spoon approximately a tsp yellow icing into the centre of each serving bowl of white icing.
  16. enjoy.

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