Ellie's yummy lemon cake

Ellie's yummy lemon cake


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About this recipe: This is a quick and easy recipe for lemon drizzle lovers! The cake is flavoured with lemon zest, and a drizzle of sweetened lemon juice is added after baking.

Serves: 6 

  • 110g butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20cm round cake tin.
  2. Beat the butter and the 110g caster sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat the eggs into the mixture until combined. Add flour and lemon zest. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix the 1 tablespoon caster sugar and the lemon juice together. Then sprinkle it onto the cake.


Use the same lemon for the zest and juice.

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Reviews (5)


- 15 May 2012


Super cake!! I doubled the recipe for a nice deep cake and drizzled with icing when it was cold. A massive hit with the family!! - 29 Oct 2012


Such a yummy cake! Even a baking novice like myself can make it with good results! - 08 Jul 2013

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