I'm not a great consumer of Cake; my diabetes (and my doc') disallows it.
However, Lady Magnon is very adept at certain cakes, and I reluctantly (willingly) partake. Her Christmas Cake is legendary, and her Lemon Drizzle Cake would certainly win prizes at the village WI show.
I was recently preparing another batch of 'preserved Lemons', and had a couple of darlings left over. Lady M commandeered them, and produced the above.
She has now totally mastered the art of fine Lemon Drizzle Cake making. This particular example was light, fluffy, Lemony, and not too sweet; perfect. I do tend to like my cake slightly more cooked than recipes would suggest; I like the edges and bottom to be almost burned, but she refuses. She assures me that Mary Berry would have me shot.
We don't have a WI in Brighton, but were we to over-winter in a small English village, she would be a serious contender in the annual show's Lemon Drizzle Cake category.
I should add that she kindly gave a couple of slices to our builder, Olivier, who may have described it to his wife as a Gateau au Bruine de Citron. He loved it.