Lemon meringue drizzle cake

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Lemon meringue cake Easy Food

Serves 12

200g butter, at room temperature
200g caster sugar
Zest and juice of 3 lemons
3 eggs
225g self-raising flour
50g full-fat natural yoghurt
100g lemon curd
150ml whipped cream
3 meringue nests, crushed
200g icing sugar, sifted

  1. Preheat the oven to 170˚C/150˚C fan/gas mark 3. Grease a standard 900g loaf tin and line with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter, caster sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. Reserve the lemon juice for later. 
  3. Alternate beating in the eggs and flour until just combined. 
  4. Stir in the yoghurt and two tablespoons of the lemon curd until smooth.
  5. Spread into the tin and bake for 50-60 minutes until risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely.
  6. Beat the remaining lemon curd with the whipped cream until combined. Fold through the meringue pieces.
  7. Whisk the lemon juice with the icing sugar until smooth.
  8. When the cake has cooled, slice it in half down the centre and fill with the whipped cream mixture. Top with the other half of the cake and drizzle over the lemon juice glaze.

Per Serving 423kcals, 22.2g fat (13.1g saturated), 55.6g carbs, 39.7g sugars, 4.9g protein, 0.9g fibre, 0.156g sodium

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