Lemon drizzle cakes

Lemon drizzle cakes

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(55 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Makes 12
The mini and extra marvellous version of our most popular recipe, the lemon drizzle cake

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze cakes only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal378
  • fat19g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 250g pack of butter, softenend



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 400g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • zest and juice 3 lemons



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases. With an electric whisk, whisk the butter, 250g of the sugar, eggs, flour, zest of 2 lemons and juice from 1 lemon until just combined – don’t over-whisk. Fill the cases two thirds full, then bake on a middle shelf for 30 mins, until a skewer poked in comes out clean.

  2. Cool for 10 mins, then transfer cakes to a cooling rack on a tray and poke each a few times with a skewer. Pour remaining lemon juice over remaining 150g sugar and zest 1 lemon, and immediately spoon over the cakes. Leave to cool.

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Comments (67)

rockmusicianswife's picture

Just made these cakes and they've turned out really good! I think those people who said the mixture overflowed have been filling them too much. The method states they will be quite full!! which can be misleading if you are not experienced in cup cake making. I got 15 out of the mixture.

They will be my contribution to a McMillan coffee morning tomorrow, I hope the ladies will enjoy them!

freethorpecat's picture

Delicious !!!! Rich buttery cake offset with the lemon topping.... They keep well too, if given the chance !!!! I acknowlege the comment re volume of recipe but maybe some people have used the fashionable cupcake cases instead of traditional muffin cases which are much bigger. I made 12 which rose full to the top & did not overflow.

tormcr's picture

So I had a lot of mouths to feed and I doubled the ingredients. it gave me 19 cup cakes and a full cake. So there is definitely more than enough.
All in all a success! Makes the Kitchen smell delicious and clean!

bilkis1972's picture

Perfectly filled 12muffin cases and tasted yummy

nafranta's picture

will try this recipe this week :)

kellyolivia's picture

Absolutely delicious ! I'll defiantly be making these again :) I had no problem with the recipe

ellahavell's picture

perfect every time, delicious and goes down well with everyone who eats the crunchy top is lovely and fresh

rexthedog's picture

I agree with Wimbledon. What a disaster. It all spilled out and not only that but they started out looking like fairy cakes and then completely collapsed and stuck to the cases. Pulled them off and stuck them in some ramekins with strawberries and cream and we ate them but they looked nothing like the picture. Plus as I had so much of the batter I put less in the next lot of fairy cake cases that I put in the oven but they still collapsed! I have never used so much butter in a recipe either! Won't be making this again and will definitely be trusting ALL the reviews next time. I don't know how the first lot of reviewers didn't have any problems??!!!

goodfoodgoodfood's picture

These were feb really light and great lemon flavour made more then 12

luvbakingcakes's picture

Wish I had read the comments before baking! Five mins after I put them in the oven they spilled out over the top. Would divide between more cases in future. Added a bit of extra Lemon juice. Still, the raw mix tasted great (like to test before I bake!) and they smell divine.

beckydrew73's picture

Lovely light cakes... fantastic with a cup of tea in the afternoon or for elevenses... will definitely make again.

ratryn's picture

Really lovely recipe. very mourish...

bethocallaghan's picture

Really lovely lemony flavour. Mine didn't overflow but then I have quite big cupcake cases. Lovely light and fluffy texture.

helenlj's picture

Delicious, very lemony and great crunchy topping - will definitely make these again!

josoviljoen's picture

Hi this is really a great taste and had my friends ask for more. They arm wresteled for the overflows. Next week I will use two baking trays. They were really good

robyn123's picture

really soft and moist made more than 12 though

rubyfitz's picture

Super easy and very very nice, cannot make enough of them

fionablandford's picture

yum!!! quick and easy recipie and I shall take them to work moro where I am sure that they will go down very well.

d41d0y's picture

Yum yum yum! Read the comments and halved the batter, which gave me 8 cakes. Cooked them for 22 mins.

The contrast of the tart glaze with the sweet cake is lovely.

samcoates's picture

Delicious recipe. Made 16 large muffins and gave them as easter gifts with a selection of other muffins from this website. Looked just like the picture and they went down very well with everyone and my neice has asked for some more lemon drizzle cakes for her birthday sleepover in a few weeks. Very moist cakes and lasted really well.... well until they all got eaten up!!!


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