Lemon Drizzle Cake


Looking for something to do whilst on hold to the holiday company.......! I rummaged through the cupboards and found some flour, sugar and some nearly past their best, lemons.  A quick “Google” and I had a recipe for lemon drizzle cake.  (With a video in case I didn’t understand the instructions)!

I 'managed' to follow the instructions without mishap and produced a passable cake.

In all my years of baking I have never made a lemon drizzle cake.  It's hubby's favourite or so he says!!  

It was delicious.


225g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
4 eggs beaten
Finely grated zest of one lemon

For drizzle:

85g caster sugar
Juice of 1½ lemons

1.    Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

2.   Beat together the softened unsalted butter and caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.

2.      Sift in the self-raising flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined.

3.      Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.

4.      Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

5.      While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the juice of 1 ½ lemons and 85g caster sugar to make the drizzle.

6.      Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle – the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping.


  1. Ooh, lovely. I have never made a lemon drizzle cake either, though I bake often. I think it's the thought of wasting lemons, if it goes wrong! Am tempted to try it today though for our VE day tea party, as yours looks so delicious.

  2. It does look quite delicious. I have made lemon drizzle before but not in a long time. Thanks for the recipe, I may just give this one a go - it will be perfect for my virtual tea party with friends.

  3. It was delicious. Hubby declared it "edible" so I'll take that as good as I'm known for not being a baker. :)

  4. i never "bake" with lemons either and i am not sure why?!?! this looks and sounds delicious, i am going to take on bread, and i am way too excited!!!


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