Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

By November 3, 2015Latest News

Afternoon tea really has to be one of the best aspects of a catered chalet. There’s nothing better than coming off the slopes and having a good slice of cake and a cup of tea, or even a glass of wine! We have found that by far the most popular of our cakes (and Jo’s personal favourite) is the Lemon Drizzle cake, so why not recreate a relaxing afternoon with our recipe for the perfect Lemon Drizzle?


Recipe cuts into 12 pieces

lemon drizzle


For the cake

  • 225g soft butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs

For The drizzle

  • 50ml lemon juice & 2 tbsps caster sugar – mixed

For The Icing

  • 50ml lemon juice
  • 200g icing powder, sifted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 o C. Grease and line a 30 x 23 cm roasting tin with greased greaseproof paper.
  1. Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for about 2 minutes until well blended. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top. Bake in a preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until the cake has shrunk from the sides of the tins a little and springs back when pressed in the center with your fingertips.
  1. Make lots of pin pricks in the top of the cake using a skewer & drizzle the juice & sugar mix all over the cake. Leave to cool in the tin. Once the cake is cooled, then remove it from the tin.
  1. Mix together the lemon juice and icing sugar to give a spreadable but quite thick consistency. Spread evenly over the cake.
  1. Make a brew, put your feet up and enjoy!
    Lemon Drizzle Cake