Lemon Sandwiches with Raspberries & Cream

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Preparation info

  • Makes about

    20

    sandwiches
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Apples for Jam

Apples for Jam

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2010

  • About

This basic lemon cake is very good on its own, fresh from the oven. But for something special, or to use the leftover cake, you can make these little sandwiches and serve them with coffee, or at an afternoon party. I use fresh raspberries and cream in these ones but you could use raspberry or strawberry jam and cream. The sandwiches are easier to cut when the cake is a day old.

Ingredients

  • 250 g(9 oz) butter, softened
  • 280 g(10 oz/ cups) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 310 g(11 oz/ cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 185 ml(6 fl oz/¾ cup) pouring (single) cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Method

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F/Gas 3) and butter and flour a 30 × 11 cm(12 × 4 inch) loaf tin.

    Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one by one. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then add the lemon rind, lemon juice, cream and vanilla. Whisk well to get a smooth batter.

    Spoon into the loaf tin and bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean. If the top looks like it’s getting too brown before the cooking time is up, cover it with foil. Remove and leave to cool completely in the tin.

    For the filling, whip the cream and icing sugar together until the cream holds peaks, then fold the yoghurt through. Cut the cake like a loaf of bread into slices about 5 mm(about ¼ inch) thick. Spread half the slices with cream, and then top with the raspberries and the rest of the cake slices to make sandwiches. Dust with icing sugar to serve.