Naomi's Lemon Drizzle Cake

Naomi's Lemon Drizzle Cake


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About this recipe: This is a lovley traditional lemon drizzle cake that I make all the time and which tastes fabulous. The trick is to take the rind off the lemon with a potato peeler, then use a food processor to blend the peel with caster sugar. The lemon oil goes into the sugar and makes the finished cake yellow and taste much more lemony.



  • 4oz soft margarine
  • Peelings from 1 large lemon
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6oz self-raising flour
  • a pinch of baking powder
  • milk
  • 4 level tablespoons icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C. Grease and line either a 2lb loaf tin or a 18cm deep cake tin.
  2. Peel the lemon with a potato peeler and blend with 4 oz caster sugar in a food processor.
  3. Beat together the margarine, caster sugar with lemon, eggs, self-raising flour, baking powder and enough milk to make a fairly runny consistency.
  4. Pour into tin and bake for about an hour until well risen and springy to touch.
  5. For the icing: Mix together 4 level tablespoons icing sugar and 3 tablespoons lemon juice in a pot over very low heat.
  6. As soon as cake comes out of oven, prick the top of cake all over with a skewer and pour syrup over it. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes then transfer to rack to finish cooling.

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Reviews (15)


Omg what a brilliant idea worked a treat and the lemon sugar could be used for a million things. Drinks anything. - 28 Nov 2011


Love it made cups cakes one week and in a loaf tin the next.Very lemony .Did lemon/sugar in a food processor first week and had difficulty chopping lemon up, eventually finished it with scissors.Next week chopped it in mini processor worked a treat. - 28 Jul 2012


I made this cake for my Husbands Birthday. To be honest my sponge cakes don't seem to rise, so I doubled the quantity and was very pleased with the results. I was thrilled to find that it tasted really lemony and very light and moist. Will make again - 08 Mar 2012

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