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perfect every time lemon drizzle cake

Perfect every time lemon drizzle cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: British Lemon Drizzle
Skill level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Amy Treasure
A simple to make lemon drizzle cake that turns out perfectly every single time.
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For the cake

  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of whole milk

For the syrup

  • juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 100 g icing sugar

For the glaze

  • juice of a lemon
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • A tablespoon of dried lavender completely optional but looks very pretty!


  • Preheat your oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan/gas 4
  • Cream butter and sugar and add lemon zest and eggs, beating together well.
  • Gently fold in the flour and the salt.
  • Add milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Spoon batter into your prepared tin and bake for around 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Next, make your syrup by putting the lemon juice and icing sugar into a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
  • As soon as the cake is out of the oven, skewer all over and pour over the syrup.
  • Be patient! Leave the cake to completely cool before removing from tin.
  • For the glaze, combine the lemon juice and icing sugar and drizzle liberally over the cake.


You will need:-
a 2lb loaf tin-buttered and lined


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.3mg