Lemon Drizzle Cake – Delicious lemony cake topped with lemon drizzle icing

Lemon Drizzle cake

This heartwarming, moist and crunchy on the top Classic Lemon Drizzle Cake is a real winner!

Experience the joy of pouring lemon syrup on the cake and watch how it dances a little while on the top and slowly sink beneath the spongy layers.  But the best part is drizzling the lemony icing on the top, making pretty waves.  If you fancy a bit more tangy flavour, do not hesitate to add an extra spoon full of lemon juice.

Let’s start now.

You will need the following ingredients:

 Self raising flour 175 g
 sugar – white 175 g
 Butter / spread 175 g
 Eggs – large 2
 Salt 2 pinches
 Lemon juice 2 tbsp
 Lemon zest 1/2 tbsp
 Milk 3 tbsp
 Baking powder 1/2 tsp

Let’s make :

  • Set the oven to 160 C.

Cream the batter

  • Cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each adding

Mix flour

  • Mix flour, salt and baking powder together and swift onto the batter using a sieve
  • Add lemon zest, lemon juice and milk
  • Mix all with a wooden spoon until everything combines into a smooth batter
  • Line up a loaf tray and pour the batter in


  • Bake for 30 mins or until a skiver comes out clean
  • Take the cake out of the oven and leave to rest for 5 mins in the tray
  • Stab all over the cake with a skiver
  • Take out and place on a wire rack
lemon drizzle

Make the lemon syrup

  • Mix 3 tbsp of lemon juice with 3 tbsp of granulated sugar.
  • Heat up only until the syrup gets warm. (do not boil)
  • Pour over the cake while the cake is still warm.
  • Leave to cool.

Lemon Icing

  • Simply mix 4 tbsp of icing sugar with 3 tbsp of lemon juice.
  • Now pour over the cake.
  • Let it drizzle from sides.
  • Your cake is ready to serve.

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