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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c0c0nut5
16th Nov, 2011
5.05
My nine year old son made this and it was excellent. He used zest and juice of two lemons and he gave it 10/10.
chattycatty
14th Nov, 2011
5.05
This is the nicest lemon drizzle i have ever had. my niece made it as a base for her science and got great remarks!!
jennypiccolo
13th Nov, 2011
5.05
Really light and fluffy. Used 2 lemons as well . However it was a bit uncooked in the middle, so I will cook for longer next time.My 8 year od son made this easily, and loved it. Yum
lucykayne
13th Nov, 2011
5.05
Made this on a whim when I knew some friends were coming to visit and it was absolutely delicious - we polished it off in one sitting! Moist in the middle with the sugary crust on the top, yum!
salacious
11th Nov, 2011
4.05
Hadn't made a cake for ages but it turned out well. I used 2 lemons. Couldn't get the icing top as in the picture. Shall try icing sugar next time.
sarahmintcake
9th Nov, 2011
5.05
DELICIOUS! I added the zest of 2 lemons as many others have done.
micheledb
9th Nov, 2011
5.05
I used this recipe for my first attempt at baking since leaving school, (quite a few years) and it turned out fantastic. Everyone was impressed. I have now made it serversl timed and every time it's a winner. Perfect as it is:/)
carlisc
9th Nov, 2011
Made this several times and is always a winner!!
vanlea_uk
7th Nov, 2011
5.05
Made this twice, perfect both times and everyone loved it
shelleyf
7th Nov, 2011
made this late on Sunday afternoon, ready for after supper. It was absolutely brilliant. A real Sunday treat. PLEASE PLEASE TRY.

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