Christmas Food Gifts - Visitor Cake
I call this Visitor Cake, because literally anytime we have visitors coming I bake this cake 😅 Almost everyone leaves our place with the recipe. In fact, I got this recipe from my gorgeous friend Maddie after eating it at her house..and she got it from someone else the same way 💫
This is possibly the easiest and most delicious cake you will ever bake 🙌🏻 While it might not be the prettiest cake, it is incredibly moist on the inside and has a slightly little chewy crust 🤤
It takes less than 2 minutes to make the mixture and can be modified to be gluten free or lactose free if needed 🙌🏻 Plus, you can swap it up and drizzle it with passionfruit or orange syrup instead of lemon if you prefer.
I wrapped the cake in cling wrap, then wrapped again with tea towel and placed it inside a wooden box from @kmartaus. Finished with silver twine and a few sprigs of rosemary.
p a c k a g i n g :
- 3pk Classic Tea Towels $9 from Target (I used 1 tea towel per cake)
- The box is the Medium & Wide Bamboo Drawer Tidy $4.50 from Kmart
- Metallic Twine $3 from Kmart (silver)
*Note that supplier prices listed may differ from the time this article was published.
r e c i p e :
For the cake:
- 1 cup SR flour (sifted)
- 1 cup sugar (sifted)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 eggs
- Zest of 1 lemon
For the cake syrup:
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 Tbsp sugar (I find caster sugar works best but regular white sugar is fine)
s t e p s :
- Mix all of the cake ingredients until a smooth batter forms. Pour into a lined tin (I use a silicone loaf pan from lined with baking paper). Place into a preheated 170 deg Celsius oven for 30 mins. Increase the temperature to 180 deg Celsius for a further 10-15 mins, testing with a skewer to ensure the cake is cooked through. Cooking time may vary slightly based on your oven.
- Prepare the syrup by combining the sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Remove the cake from the oven. Poke multiple holes in the cake with a skewer and drizzle the syrup over the top. Allow cake to cool. If making at home, it’s great served warm.
S T E P S T O F O L L O W :
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