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Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

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Baking ingredients

  • 240 g unsalted butter - softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon – grated zest and juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 210 g self-raising flour
  • 90 g plain flour

Decorating ingredients

  • 1 lemon – juice only
  • 150 g icing sugar


Baking Instructions:

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

Step 2

Cream the unsalted butter and caster sugar then add the lemon zest.

Step 3

Mix in the eggs one at a time, adding a tablespoon of self-raising flour between each egg to prevent the mixture from curdling.

Step 4

Mix in the rest of the self-raising flour and plain flour and then the lemon juice.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into a lined and greased deep 20cm round baking tin and sprinkle with caster sugar.

Step 6

Bake for 1 hour or until a cake skewer comes out clean.

Step 7

Leave to cool completely before removing from the loaf tin.

Decorating Instructions:

Step 8

Stir the lemon juice into the icing sugar until you the icing is thick and gloopy and drizzle over the top of the cake.

Step 9

Leave the icing to set.