Whilst slowly getting lost in Hyde Park, cake was our plan B. Not only was it delicious but the drizzle from the weather made it extra comforting, yet not too sweet.


4 oz butter
6 oz self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
6 oz caster sugar
2 large eggs
6 tbsp milk

Grated rind of 1 big lemon


1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees (fan) and grease an 8 inch loaf-tin, ideally in parchment paper.

2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and beat with either a spoon or electric hand-whisk until smooth.

3. Pour into the tin and smooth with the back of a spoon. Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

4. To moisten up the cake, an icing should added. When the cake is still hot, mix the juice of 1 lemon and 4oz of sugar into a paste and spread over the cake.

Take it to Hyde Park, get a bit wet and lost to enjoy the full benefit of this AMAZING cake. (recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson)