Elderflower celebration cake

May 17, 2018

With a Royal wedding this weekend, Urban Cordial have decided to share their Elderflower and Lemon cake recipe, using Urban Cordial Elderflower.

You can make this at home for your Royal tea party. The only stipulation is that you have a glass of Elderflower Prosecco next to you through the whole baking process and the eating of the cake!

So now is the time to share their *secret* recipe. They have been baking and baking and drinking and um, baking a LOT of elderflower cake in order to find a combination so perfect and so delicious it will even rival your Grandmother’s recipe. If after reading the recipe your tastebuds are tingling then do click the button below to place an order directly with us. And remember, a truly essential ingredient is your own glass of elderflower Prosecco, in hand, at all times, whilst baking. Enjoy.

For the cake:

200g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

200g softened unsalted butter

200g golden unrefined caster sugar

4 tbsp Urban Cordial Elderflower cordial

zest of 1 lemon

4 medium free-range eggs

For the drizzle:

3 tbsp Urban Cordial Elderflower cordial

Juice of half a lemon

For the Buttercream and filling:

200g unrefined icing sugar

80g soft unsalted butter

3 tbsp Urban Cordial Elderflower cordial

1 tbsp good quality lemon curd

Edible flowers to decorate if desired


•    Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, 160°C fan.

•    Mix the flour and baking powder into a large bowl

•    Cream together the butter, sugar and cordial until light and fluffy, then gradually add in the eggs until incorporated.

•    Gently mix in the flour and baking powder until just lightly mixed.

•    Spoon the mixture into 2 greased, side and base lined cake tins (one small and one large so you can tier your cake!).

•    Bake for 25-35 minutes or until cooked and then turn out onto a wire rack.

•    While the cakes are baking, make the drizzle by mixing the cordial and lemon together.

•    Whilst the cakes are warm, spear the cake sponges with a skewer to make lots of holes and drizzle the elderflower cordial (with a pastry brush to ensure it’s all even) over both cakes so that it soaks in.

•    Make the buttercream by beating the icing sugar, butter, and cordial together until very pale, fluffy and creamy.

•    Layer the sponge by spreading over some buttercream and then adding some lashings of lemon curd. Sandwich together and chill for 20-30 minutes.

•    To decorate this, in a pretty rough iced way, it is simple, no need to crumb coat the outside. Just generously palette all over with a palette knife, then top with edible flowers if you wish.

urban cordial elderflower cake