L'OCCITANE x Clodagh McKenna

Treating Yourself While At Home

The luxury of having time for a foot massage, to look after our hands, lit a candle and cook listening to our favourite playlist… They are all ways of treating ourselves while at home.

Chef Clodagh McKenna shares a delicious (and easy) all-time favourite Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe and reveals her L'OCCITANE staple products!

About Our Brand Ambassador

Clodagh McKenna introduction



Clodagh is a big fan of L’OCCITANE and her passion for nature, lifestyle and natural beauty are all aligned with L’OCCITANE's values.

Clodagh started her career in food in Ireland, where she trained and worked at Ballymaloe Cookery School & House in County Cork. Then she went to develop farmers markets around Ireland as well as creating her own food range, which she sold via the farmers markets. She also worked with the international organisation Slow Food while living abroad.

Clodagh's Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ingredients​
225g/8oz Butter (softened,) 225g/8oz Caster sugar, 4 Eggs, 4 Tbsp. milk, 275g/9½oz Self-raising flour, 2 Tsp baking powder, 2 Lemons (grated zest only,) Juice of one lemon

For the lemon drizzle
175g/6oz Icing sugar, 2 Lemons juice only, Garnish with the zest of one lemon

Method
Pre-heat the oven to 180oC/Gas mark 4. Grease a 20-22cm round cake tin and line the base with parchment paper.

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl with the sugar and beat together with a whisk until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the milk. Next fold in the flour, baking powder and lemon zest.

Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin, scraping the sides of the bowl with a plastic spatula to remove all of the mixture. Level the top gently with the back of the spatula.

Bake in the middle of the oven for about 35-40 minutes, or until the sponge is lightly golden brown. Check by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean the cake is cooked. 

While the cake is still hot and in the tin prick it with a skewer and pour over the lemon juice. Leave the cake in the tin to cool.

Make the drizzle. Whisk the lemon juice and icing sugar in a bowl until it forms a smooth paste. Remove the cake from the tin and smooth the lemon drizzle over the cake. Garnish with lemon zest.

Clodagh's Staple Products

Porcelain Lantern Gift Set

"We are all spending so much more time at home now, this Porcelain Gift Set fills the rooms with beautiful calming smells. And it is also a gorgeous gift to send to a loved one!"


 

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Shea Intensive Hand Balm

"It is at home that I develop my recipes. Being a chef I have to take extra care of my hands as I use them so much and they dry out so easily. The Shea Intensive Hand Balm is extremely nourishing and leaves my hands feeling soft and cared for."


 

  • Copra Awards 2018
10 /10 (6)

€26.00

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Hand Care

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Shea Intensive Foot Balm

"We all tend to neglect our feet, me included! But your feet are so important to your mind, body and soul. A little scrub every time you shower followed by this lovely Shea Intensive Foot Balm keeps my feet feeling light and hydrated."


 

10 /10 (2)

€26.00

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Foot Care