Home baking needn´t take all day and the entire kitchen. Try this simple, delicious recipe for a light afternoon treat.
6oz. pure maple syrup
6oz. flour with a pinch of baking powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
The rind of one lemon, grated
Juice of one lemon
4 oz. pure maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Grease a tin or microwavable dish 7 ½ x 11 ½ x 1 ½ inches.
Melt the fat and maple syrup together in a saucepan.
Beat in the flour, eggs and lemon rind and pour into the tin or dish.
In an oven: bake for 25-30 minutes until firm. In a 650W microwave: cook on full power for 3 ½ minutes until the cake is just dry on the surface and pulling away from the sides of the dish.
For the topping, mix the lemon juice and pure maple syrup together in a jug.
Allow the baked cake to cool slightly then pour the juice mixture over the cake.
When completely cool cut the cake into six squares and then each square into two triangles.
You can bake more than you think in the microwave! The cakes won´t brown but the texture is the same, try adding chocolate.
If you do microwave, let the cake sit for 1-2 minutes once you take it out to distribute the heat evenly.