Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(1470 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Cuts into 10 slices

It's difficult not to demolish this classic by Tana Ramsay in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal399
  • fat21g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars33g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.3g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 225g self-raising flour

For the drizzle topping

  • juice 1½ lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 85g caster sugar

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat together 225g softened unsalted butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through. Sift in 225g flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined. Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.

  2. Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the juice of 1 1/2 lemons and 85g caster sugar to make the drizzle. 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. Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve. Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
chelshel3003's picture
chelshel3003
4th Dec, 2011
5.05
Excellent! Light and fluffy, nice and moist and not too overpowering with lemon. I'll be making it for a second time today, it's a winner with everyone. Lovely!
ljdh1981
4th Dec, 2011
5.05
easy to make and great results. Work colleagues loved it!!
harviee
30th Nov, 2011
5.05
A quick and easy cake to make that tastes great (I used 2 lemons for the syrup) everyone commented how much they liked it.
acutehugs
29th Nov, 2011
lovely cake i also used juice and zest of two lemons , also oranges works too. as i have a fan oven i found the cake only took 35 mins. turned out and tasted really nice n lemony x
angelcoh
28th Nov, 2011
5.05
This was really lovely. It sunk a bit as a opened the oven twice and I was careless with the lemon juice topping which I let spill down the side and created a bit of a soggy bottom. Despite this it was still flipping gorgeous. I will use the zest of two lemons next time to add more of a zing, yes there will definitely be a next time.
clairepixie
26th Nov, 2011
5.05
I really enjoyed making this cake, very simple to do, guests loved it too, A pudding with a refreshing zing that leaves you wanting more. I would recommend this to anyone, a quick and tasty cake! Yum yum!!!!
clairepixie
26th Nov, 2011
5.05
I really enjoyed making this cake, very simple to do, guests loved it too, A pudding with a refreshing zing that leaves you wanting more. I would recommend this to anyone, a quick and tasty cake! Yum yum!!!!
lucyfaulkes
25th Nov, 2011
5.05
Yummy!!!!
therobynem
24th Nov, 2011
5.05
I regularly make this cake for my customers, it really is a delicious recipe.
meganb
22nd Nov, 2011
5.05
It is definatly has an amazing cake!!!! it is so moist and light at the same time, i do find that i have to cook mine longer than what it says by just a bit though. I do cook it for all my familys birthdays!!! :D

Pages

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.