Kenwood Mixer - Feather Cake

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Every kitchen needs a good stand mixer and while you can purchase some under £100 the one which makes people squeal, ohh and ahh, and go into raptures with is of course the one and only Kenwood Stand Mixer.  When I mentioned to friends that I was incredibly lucky to lay my hands on one to review they all demanded to come around and try it out!

So, what better way to start this hot weather than with a Kenwood party! Of course, everyone wanted to make a cake so we went to one of my favourites. Tried & tested and so light and fluffy – perfect for how horribly hot this weather has become!

Lemon Feather Cake


3 eggs separated
5oz castor sugar
Grated rind of half small lemon
70g (2 and half oz) potato flour or cornflour

150 ml double cream
150g lemon curd


Pre-heat oven to 180c 350f Gas mark 4. Beat egg yolks, castor sugar and lemon for 10 -15 mins until light and fluffy and pale and thick. Enough to leave a trail for 8 seconds when lifted. Fold in the potato flour with a metal spoon. Whisk egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into the lemon mixture. Pour into the prepared 7” tin and bake for 40 -50 mins or until firm to touch and puffed and golden.
Leave to cool before turning out. Cool on rack.

To make the filling –

Whip the cream, but not too stiff. Some people mix in the lemon curd but I LOVE lemon curd and used the whole 250g jar. Split cake with serrated knife. And layer up the lemon curd and whipped cream Sandwich the halves together with the filling. Dust top with icing sugar. Can be frozen filled if you can manage self-control! I CANT!

The Kenwood Mixer did the most amazing job; I cannot fault the machine at all. The highlights the group decided were:

The glass mixing bowl
The actual power and machine in general
Splatter guard
Ease of use
Range of Tools

LOVE the glass bowl!

Honestly I turned around to get a drink from the fridge and they were all up and running with it. It is a real take it out the box and go machine. Aside from looking stunning on the side it has such a large diverse usage in the kitchen as I hope to show you over the summer I believe this is top of my list on all kitchen equipment!

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