– ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (Check it is gluten free is you wish) Serve in wedges. – Slice, eat and enjoy! One of our favourite Tom Kerridge recipes, this cake is moist and light. Drizzle the still warm cake with the elderflower cordial. – Mix together the courgette, egg, sugar, lemon zest and elderflower cordial. The cake consists of lemon infused cake layers, an elderflower syrup, lemon curd, and an elderflower Swiss meringue buttercream. – 40 ml of elderflower cordial – Preheat your oven to 170 degrees celcius and line a pound tin with greaseproof paper Stir the courgettes with the sugar, sunflower oil, eggs, orange zest, vanilla and sultanas, then fold in the flour and baking powder until they disappear, but don’t over mix. – Lift it out, lie it on the plate and allow it to dry. I was actually shocked to find elderflower cordial in … Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that their wedding cake won’t be a traditional, rich, heavy fruit cake but a light, organic lemon and elderflower cake, reflecting the couple’s interest in seasonal ingredients, sustainability, provenance and flavour. Courgette, Gooseberry & Elderflower Layer Cake written by Helen Upshall Featured on the front cover of our Summer ’18 magazine, this Courgette, Gooseberry & Elderflower Layer Cake is a taste of the summer! WON BEST DIGITAL FOOD MAGAZINE IN THE WORLD Rinse the courgette to get rid of any excess salt and tip onto a clean tea towel. If you leave out the frosting, this cake is also lactose free. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. LITTLEWOODS BLOG AWARDS, WON BEST OVERALL COMPANY IN IRELAND This cake may not be detox material, but making it is surely as good for the soul as sharing it is good for the mind and heart. Get a bowl with your egg white, a plate/bowl with your caster sugar and a large plate to dry the petals/flowers. Frosting Method See our tip to make it gluten-free. Beat together the softened butter and caster sugar until pale and creamy. Fold in the grated courgette. Scrape into the prepared tin, level the top and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes-1 hour 20 minutes or until a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean. – 225 grams of flour (I used Dove’s farm Gluten Free white flour) A Three Layer Lemon & Elderflower Cake with an Elderflower Drizzle, and Elderflower Buttercream. Honestly though, the drizzle and frosting are so quick and easy that they are worth the extra little effort. I made this cake gluten free, but a standard plain white flour would also work. – Add the flour mix to the courgette mix. The cake is very moist so a skewer or knife won’t come out dry. We use a 3rd party, RedEye, to send out our newsletter but rest assured that your data will only be used for this purpose and not passed on to any other 3rd parties. Cool the cake in the tin for 10-15 minutes, then carefully remove and transfer onto a wire rack set … – 1 egg. Quickly mix in the icing sugar and all but 1 tablespoon of the granulated sugar, and spoon the sugary syrup all over the top of the cake. 3 tbsps Elderflower cordial . Sarah, a former food editor, has now been writing and styling recipes for over 10 years. I call it a snacking … – 3 tablespoons of sugar . 350g grated courgette. LITTLEWOODS BLOG AWARDS, WON SILVER FOR BEST DIGITAL STARTUP It is also a recipe that makes use of that sad courgette that may be languishing in your fridge after the health resolutions of the New Year. Lemon Elderflower Cake With Strawberry Jam (Happy Birthday To Me!) 3. So.. you might, or if you have been on Mars, might have not heard… that there is a Royal Wedding coming soon. 62 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating. Use a fine skewer to prick the cake all over. January 10, 2015. Grease a deep 20cm round cake tin and line the base with baking paper. – A pastry or artist’s brush. Put them all in a row. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Method. The yellow roses petals also add that sense of whimsy and sunshine that I am craving at this time of year. – 125 ml of vegetable oil or any flavourless oil If you are serving immediately, a sprinkle of fresh (edible!) The raspberries gave a delicious tart pang to the sweet elderflower sponge, and floated beautifully in the cakes when dusted with some rice flower. Beat the eggs into the creamed mixture, one-by-one, adding a spoonful of the flour if the batter begins to look curdled, then mix in the rest of the flour. Stand cake in pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire … Grated courgette gives this cake a lovely moist texture - a great way to use up a glut from your garden 1 hr and 10 mins . – Grated zest of two lemons (Keep back one teaspoon if you want to frost the cake) I work as an Occupational Therapist in the Mental Health services and have always valued the relaxation and pleasure that baking can bring. Courgette, Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake, Cake batter Ingredients GOURMAND AWARDS, WON OUTSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS IN IRELAND This means you will have a delicious cake … – Lie it immediately on the sugar and gently heap sugar on top of it so that it gets completely covered in sugar. 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Crystallised flowers last better without wilting and have a certain glamour that bare petals don’t. This cake combines the qualities of those classic cakes, Carrot Cake and Lemon Drizzle Cake. SPIDER AWARDS, NAMED MOST INFLUENTIAL FOOD & DRINK JOURNALIST Also, the egg white remains uncooked so use an egg from a hen you trust! Squeeze the lemon juice, then sieve to remove the bits, and stir in the cordial. Best of British: Christmas lunch traditions. Preheat the oven to 160°C, fan 140°C, gas 3. Leftover courgettes are ideal for this moist, fragrant sponge. Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from the pan. 7 elderflower heads. – 1 tablespoon of elderflower cordial Beat in the vanilla extract, half the lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of elderflower cordial. Much like the chocolate peanut butter cheesecake from last week, this cake, a gluten free version of Nigella’s or courgette cake is something I make every year for Mother’s Day. The recipe can be made without the elderflower cordial, but it would lack some of those really delicate floral notes and the wistful nod to summer. Baking is still an important part of my personal life, but since doing the show I have a great opportunity to share my recipes and food with people outside my circle of friends and family. It was this manual and my surroundings that nurtured an interest in local foods and a desire to use familiar ingredients in a creative way. – 1 egg white lightly beaten Bake for 40-43 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Mix until it is all combined but don’t mix it any more than it needs to just get rid of all the streaks of flour. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 35-40 minutes until it’s golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. – 1 teaspoon of grated lemon zest. Stay safe and healthy. Courgette, Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle cake is the perfect way to welcome spring into our kitchens. – ½ teaspoon of salt However, I like to use them within a day. Leave to cool completely before removing the cake from the tin. Dilute the elderflower cordial with 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl and spoon this over the warm cake to soak in. The drizzle adds that familiar sweet sharpness and even more moisture. This means that they won’t absorb the moisture of the frosting as quickly so they can sit for longer. Preheat oven to 180c. – Decorate with the crystallised flowers if using. The cake keeps in an airtight container for up to 4 days. SFA AWARDS, WON BEST IN MEDIA & PUBLISHING November 10, 2018 When I saw that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were having a lemon and elderflower cake at their wedding, I may or may not have fist-pumped. – Once the cake is baked and cooled for ten minutes, spoon the warm syrup over the surface of the cake, letting each spoonful soak in before you add the next. Pour the 4 tablespoons of yoghurt and the 2 tablespoons of elderflower cordial through the funnel of the processor, with the motor still going, until combined. I hope to develop recipes that are familiar but different, comfortable but still exciting, and am always delighted when someone tries one of my recipes! This cake has a few steps, but all are really easy. Freeze the sponge in the tin for up to a month – just add the syrup after defrosting. When I heard Meghan and Harry were to have a lemon and elderflower cake I was excited that they were going for such wonderfully vibrant flavours, rather than the traditional fruit cake. Since competing in the Great Irish bake Off 2013, I have had new opportunities to bake for a café and write my blog, The Search for Delicious. Maybe I’m living under a rock (likely) but I actually hadn’t heard of elderflower until recently. Tags: BakingBridget HarneyCakeCourgetteElderflowerGreat Irish Bake OffLemon and Elderflower Drizzle CakeRecipe, Win a Break to the Four Star Harbour hotel in Galway city, in a Superior Room, with breakfast & dinner in the AA Rosette Dillisk Restaurant, ‘Catherine Celebrates’ Christmas on RTE ONE this December as Catherine Fulvio serves up her favourite Christmas recipes, treats and hints & tips with Oysters, Potatoes and Bitters, Channel a Bygone Era with The Sidecar Gin – The Westbury’s First Artisan Spirit. – 50 grams of caster sugar (this will vary depending on how many flowers or petals you are doing). 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