Easy lemon drizzle cake

    2 hours 25 min

    A very easy tasty and easy lemon drizzle cake that is better the soggier it is! Let the cake rest for a good hour before serving to ensure all of the lemon is soaked through.

    Bayern, Germany
    594 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 2 small unwaxed lemons, well scrubbed
    • 275g granulated sugar
    • 175g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing the tin
    • 200g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3 large free range eggs

    Prep:50min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1hr resting  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line the base of a 900g non-stick loaf tin with baking parchment and butter the tin well.
    2. Finely grate the zest of the lemons. Put 175g of the sugar in a bowl with the butter, flour, baking powder, eggs and lemon zest. Mix until the mixture is just combined and has a thick smooth texture. Spoon the cake mixture into the tin and level the surface.
    3. Bake for 35 minutes or until well risen and pale golden brown. Test by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake; if it comes out clean, the cake is done. Remove from the oven and rest in the tin for 5 minutes. Meanwhile squeeze the juice out of the 2 lemons and add to the remaining sugar.
    4. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack set above a tray or plate. Remove the baking parchment and turn the cake the right way up. Make about 50 deep holes in the top of the cake with a skewer.
    5. Slowly spoon half of the sugar lemon mix over the top of the cake. Let stand for 5 minutes and then repeat with the rest of the lemon sugar. Leave to set for at least 1 hour before serving.

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    Contrary to the previous review, this recipe has worked really well for me. I have made it a few times, and the texture is always fantastic and the taste is great.. I haven't had a problem with it not being cooked through, but then i also always check if it is cooked before removing from the oven.. good food cannot be rushed and I often find I need to let it slowly finish cooking in the middle.. although I don't think that I actually needed to with this one.. Lovely cake - about to make another...  -  24 May 2012


    Followed recipe, very very dissapointed as cake was not cooked all the way through. Will not be using this one again, waste of my time and money!!!!!  -  15 Jan 2012


    Makes a yummy cake but l needed to bake mine about 20 mins longer than stated. Made this twice already, think it will become a family favourite. Might try using the mixture to make buns next time.  -  09 Oct 2013