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Lemon Drizzle Cake, with mashed Potato.
Adapted from Jane Hornby
200g butter , softened
200g golden caster sugar
4 eggs, free range if possible
175g ground almonds
250g mashed potatoes
zest 3 lemons
2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
For the Drizzle
4 tbsp granulated sugar
juice 1 lemon
Serves 8 - 10
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a deep, 20cm round cake tin. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, then gradually add the egg, beating after each addition. Fold in the almonds, cold mashed potato, lemon zest and baking powder.
Tip into the tin, level the top, then bake for 40-45 mins or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack after 10 mins cooling.
Mix the granulated sugar and the lemon juice together, heat until the sugar is dissolved, then spoon over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides.
Let the cake cool completely before slicing.