Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe


Creating a perfect Lemon Drizzle Cake is an art that anyone can master. This delectable dessert has a refreshing, tangy flavor that is instantly captivating, and the moist, fluffy texture is truly irresistible. In this guide, I’ll provide a step-by-step walkthrough to help you create your very own Lemon Drizzle Cake from scratch.


200g (7oz) of self-raising flour
200g (7oz) of caster sugar
200g (7oz) of softened butter
4 large eggs
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
85g (3oz) of powdered sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, caster sugar, butter, eggs, and lemon zest until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, leveling the top with a spoon, then bake for 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. While the cake is cooling, mix together the lemon juice and powdered sugar to make the drizzle. Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer, then pour over the drizzle.
  5. Allow the cake to fully cool in the tin before removing and serving.


This cake is best enjoyed fresh, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. For an extra lemony kick, add a teaspoon of lemon extract to the cake mixture.

ConclusionThis Lemon Drizzle Cake is a delightfully simple recipe to master, and the results are sure to impress. Armed with this guide, you’re now ready to embark on your own baking adventure. Enjoy the process, and most importantly, enjoy your delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake!

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