Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake

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(1504 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
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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.

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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
therobynem
22nd Nov, 2011
5.05
this cake has become a regular bake in our house. I add a little extra fresh lemon juice to the mix. it's really delicious.
sarahborg
21st Nov, 2011
Lovely cake! went down a treat with the whole family! 5 stars by far :)
lilygrace6493
21st Nov, 2011
5.05
I made this for our sunday roast dinner pudding and it was lovely. So easy it must be impossible to not get a perfect cake every time!!
newtoonquine
21st Nov, 2011
5.05
Have made this twice now and gotten rave reviews both times. I used bottled lemon juice both times as I didn't have a fresh lemon. I also put some of the lemon juice into the cake mix instead of peel and this made it super moist. I used a round cake tin instead of loaf tin. ]
flirtinflight
20th Nov, 2011
5.05
so worth 5 stars - delicious!
leeshimin
17th Nov, 2011
5.05
AMAZING RECIPE

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