Cumberland Sand Recipe

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 Updated 10/03/2017

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A rich, moist cake with a hint of lemon flavour from Cumberland, an historuc county in North West England.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons corn flour/starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder/soda
  • a little lemon essence
  • 4 tablespoons caster/superfine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
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  1. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  2. Add lemon essence, eggs, corn flour/starch, plain flour and baking powder/soda.
  3. Mix well and bake in a moderate oven 160oc/325of/gas mark 3 in a well greased, lined tin for about 20-25 minutes until raised.
  4. Allow to cool.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 cake


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