Lemon basil almond drizzle cake

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East by West

By Jasmine Hemsley

Published 2017

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I love cakes that are flavoured with herbs, such as rosemary and fennel. The light aniseed flavour of basil gives a new dimension to a lemon cake. My other half loves lemon tarts and cakes, but I usually find them too sharp, so I’ve created this – an olive oil, almond sponge, made lighter with tapioca and given a herby aroma with the fresh basil. For any cake connoisseurs who want to make this even lighter, feel free to whip up the whites and all that jazz. I usually put the ingredients str