Lemon Sherbet Cake

Have you guys ever heard of the Clandestine Cake Club? Basically it’s an excuse to meet up with fellow cake lovers in your local area and to stuff yourself silly with cake and tea.

At the recent Cambridge meet, we had an old fashioned sweet shop theme. Here’s my recipe for a Lemon Sherbet Cake which I took along. If you don’t like things very lemony or you are not a fan of super sweet cakes, this one might not be for you!

Lemon-Sherbet-Cake-Recipe

Cake Ingredients

  • 250g softened butter (unsalted)
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Zest of 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 1 tbsp milk

Icing Ingredients

  • 450g icing Sugar
  • 120g softened butter (unsalted)
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 75g lemon sherbet powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 10 lemon bon bons

Method

1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.

2) Cream together butter and sugar until light in colour and fluffy in texture. Slow beat in the eggs a little at a time.

3) Fold in the flour until combined and then fold in 1 tbsp milk and the lemon zest.

4) Divide the mixture evenly between two 20cm silicone cake tins (I prefer these as there is no need to grease or line). Bake for 20-25 minutes.

For an optional extra which makes the cake super sweet, mix together 1 tbsp lemon sherbet powder and the juice of half a lemon to make a drizzle.

5) Combine all the icing ingredients in a mixer and blend until smooth. Once the cakes are cooled, pipe the icing between the cakes and sandwich together.

6) Pipe rounds of icing on top of the cake with a star nozzle, then top with lemon bon bons.

I’ll leave you with a photo from our organiser Deepa’s Instagram feed, many more cakes were added after she took this!

Toodles!

Claire

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5 thoughts on “Lemon Sherbet Cake

  1. Louisa says:

    Mmm, looks delicious! I love the idea of the Clandestine Cake Club (and the name!); we went to a talk by the founder of the club in a bookshop in Bath last year and she told us all about the local clubs. I’d love to join but I never seem to have the time! 🙂 xx
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  2. Sierra says:

    Being American, my only knowledge of “sherbet powder” is from the research I did on Fizzing Whizbees, the wizarding sweet from Harry Potter. From what I understand, though, it’s a fizzy candy which has baking soda and citric acid in it, right? So is the icing fizzy? Could I substitute unsweetened lemon drink mix since we don’t have sherbet in the US?
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    • claireabellemakes says:

      Hi Sierra

      So sorry I just realised I never replied to you! I didn’t know Sherbet wasn’t available in the UK. It is a powder, so I assume you could try it with a drink mix if this is also powder form? It is indeed fizzy, so could also try popping candy for a fun cake? Let me know how you get on!

      Claire

    • claireabellemakes says:

      Hi Sierra

      So sorry I just realised I never replied to you! I didn’t know Sherbet wasn’t available in the US. It is a powder, so I assume you could try it with a drink mix if this is also powder form? It is indeed fizzy, so could also try popping candy for a fun cake? Let me know how you get on!

      Claire

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