So I made this lovely lemon blackberry cake the other day. To avoid using an electric mixer and too much washing up, I used oil instead of butter and just whipped it up by hand. So easy and I loved using the blackberries I froze from summer.
Recipe for lemon blackberry cake:
1 3/4 cups white plain flour
1 1/2 tspns baking powder
1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda
3/4 cup raw caster sugar
Grinding of sea salt
1/2 cup extra light olive oil
1 tspn lemon extract
Lemon zest from 2 lemons
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
25g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
60mls lemon juice
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 20cm square tin and line base with baking paper, leaving some over the sides.
Add oil, extract, zest, eggs and yoghurt to a jug and whisk until combined and creamy. Sift flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Whisk through sugar and salt then toss through berries.
Add wet ingredients to the dry and fold through gently until just combined (don’t over-beat). Pour into prepared tin and smooth base with a butter knife.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, checking after 40 minutes. Loaf is cooked when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean and top is browned. Allow to sit in tin for 8 minutes then remove onto cooling rack to cool completely before icing.
Sift icing sugar into a mixing bowl and add remainder of the ingredients, briskly stirring with a wooden spoon until smooth and thick. Ice cooled cake.