Monday, 18 January 2010

Week 3 - Crunchy Topped Lemon Cake! *shopping list*

When life gives you lemons make lemonade...........or buy some lemonade and make this fab crunchy topped lemon cake instead!!

Im going to make this cake in a 7in tin and also as a traybake, choice is yours on how you make it :)

Shopping list for week 3 is ...

4oz soft margarine
6oz caster sugar
6oz self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
2 extra large eggs
4tbl sp milk
grated rind of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lemon
4oz caster or granulated sugar

I have had questions about diet etc, heck im trying to incorporate fruit and veg in the balance here plus chocolate comes from beans so technically a vegetable and sugar comes from canes so technically is a variety of grass and grass has to be healthy no?? ;)

On a more serious note though there will be low fat recipes etc, these recipes dont have to be a staple in your diet, its literally so we can try some new things and incorporate them if you like into your regular eating habits - everyone deserves a treat now and again :) There will be recipes where there may be more bits on your shopping list too but i think its a good idea to have recipes where you dont have to go out and spend a fortune looking for things you have never heard of......its all about being comfortable in the kitchen and not stressing :)

**edited to add i will close the shabby chic/crafting competitions at midnight tonight so get those last minute comments in a few posts below**


  1. yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummm!!!! my favourite cake!

  2. Yay! I already either have these ingredients in or they're being delivered tomorrow.
    Must remember to add Mushrooms & Bananas to my order so I can make the other recipes as well, 2 homemade cakes in 1 week, my familys going to think somethings up, lol.

  3. My mouth is already watering......... all I have to have on my shopping list is lemons... must be a first for me!!!

  4. *wonders if OH will notice his last G&T lemon going missing* :D Oh yum! I have most of this in stock just need extra lemons (better not take his!) Looking forward to this one. Nummy!

  5. Hmmmm I love lemons... will get some lemons today

  6. So looking forward to making this cake!!! Just need to get lemons x

  7. oh, will have to try this one- I have all the ingredients already... love lemon cakes.....

  8. ooooh yummm! Looking forward to this one. (not that I've found the time for the other 2 yet!) Have to get my self in gear.

  9. oh yum yum yummmay!
    I like!


  10. Yay i have all those things in. Looking forward to joining in :)

  11. I bought my lemon yesterday so will give this a go later today or tomorrow. Love lemony desserts so this one will be great I am sure! I so look forward to the weekly recipes!

  12. Jut off to make it extra large eggs so hope 3 medium will do!!!!!!!


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