My Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

I love Lemon Drizzle Cake, it’s definitely one of my favourite treats. This recipe is really easy because it’s an all-in-one cake, which means you just put everything in a bowl and mix it up then bake. The drizzle is really simple too and so is the icing, although you may leave this off if you wish.

I would give just one tip though, don’t do as I did an fall asleep while your cake is baking! I didn’t burn it but I would have put a piece of grease proof paper on the top for the last ten minutes to prevent it from browning as much.


200g soft butter
250g caster sugar
3 eggs
250g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
finely grated zest of 2 lemons
100ml milk at room temperature.
For the drizzle:
lemon juice from 2 lemons, leaving about 1 tsp for icing
2 tbs golden syrup
For the icing:
1 tsp lemon juice 
icing sugar


pre-heat oven to  180C/gas mark 4
grease and line a 1lb loaf tin or 20cm cake tin
Put all the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix with an electric food mixer or a wooden spoon until the batter is completely smooth.
Pour batter into cake/loaf tin and bake in middle of the oven for about 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. You may wish to  cover the cake with greaseproof paper for last 10 minutes.
Just before cake has finished cooking put the lemon juice (reserving a tsp for icing) into a pan with the golden syrup and warm gently.
When you take the  cake out of the oven, prick it all over with a skewer then pour over the syrup mixture before taking it out of the tin.
When the cake has cooled remove it from tin and cover it with a drizzle of icing made with the lemon juice and as much icing sugar as it takes to make a runny icing.

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  1. September 14, 2016 / 11:11 am

    Yum! I love Lemon drizzle cake…
    What a great idea about putting grease proof paper on the top for the last 10 minutes. Very clever x

  2. September 14, 2016 / 11:26 am

    I love lemon drizzle cake, I've never made my own though. This looks fairly easy so think I'll give it a go.

  3. September 14, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Ooh lemon drizzle is my fave – especially when it's moist, which I can tell yours is! I'm going to try this recipe right after the MADS 🙂😋

  4. rebeccabeesley
    September 15, 2016 / 9:01 am

    looks absolutely lovely! Lemon lemon lemon in anything is one of my favourite flavours!

  5. September 15, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    very moist! And very easy to make too, perfect for Sunday afternoon x

  6. September 15, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    I'm very partial to lemon too 🙂

  7. September 15, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    You're very welcome, I'll swap you for a slice of your Nutella Brownie with Baileys 😉

  8. September 15, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    The paper does stop your cake from getting too brown before it's cooked, it is a great idea.

  9. September 15, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    very easy, put it in a bowl and mix it up, then fall asleep while it bakes…or maybe not 😉

  10. September 28, 2016 / 10:32 pm

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  11. September 29, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Thank You Marilyn, I'm so pleased. I will wear my badge with pride and I'm sure to join in again.

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