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Lemon Cake with Lemon Syrup

-tasty, tangy and homemade
Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar 1 cup of lemon juice 100g softened, unsalted butter 1 cup of caster sugar 2 eggs 1½ cups of sifted self-raising flour ½ cup of milk 1 tablespoon of finely grated lemon rind.

Preheat an oven to 180C. Prepare a lined loaf tin (30cm x 10cm) with non-stick baking paper.
Syrup:
Place 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of lemon juice in a bowl. Dissolve the sugar. Set aside – you will use this later.
(If you think the syrup may be too strong, you could halve he quantity – This gives a lighter flavour.)
Cake:
In a bowl, place 100g softened, unsalted butter and 1 cup of caster sugar. Beat, with an electric mixer, until pale and creamy.
Add 2 eggs. Here, you need to add 1 egg at a time and beat well after each egg. A lovely creamy batter is developing.
Next, add 1½ cups of sifted self-raising flour, ½ cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of finely grated lemon rind. Beat well again.
Spoon the batter into a loaf tin.
Bake for about 40 minutes. Test with a skewer to mak…

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