Lemon drizzle loaf

Lemon drizzle loaf


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About this recipe: A beautifully moist lemon loaf. This lemon drizzle loaf is the queen of all lemon loaves; sticky and light, she'll leave you weak at the knees for 'just another slice'.

hannahrose Wiltshire, England, UK

Serves: 9 

  • For the loaf
  • 155g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 155g golden caster sugar
  • 20g cornflour
  • 155g unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 unwaxed lemons, zested
  • 3 and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • For the drizzle
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a large loaf tin with a liner. Alternatively you can grease with unsalted butter and line with baking paper, but a liner will produce far better results.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and cornflour into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until evenly mixed.
  3. Add the butter, eggs, lemon zest and the 3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice. Whisk again until fully combined and smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the pre-lined load tin and level the top with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake the loaf in the centre of the oven until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf will come out clean when cooked, around 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow for the loaf to cool in its tin.
  6. Make the drizzle by stirring the caster sugar and the 5 tablespoons lemon juice together in a jug.
  7. Prick the surface of the cooled loaf all over with a fork. Pour the drizzle over the loaf and allow for it to set (once set, the drizzle will be hard) before removing the loaf from the tin and serving.
  8. Enjoy! :)


Keep any uneaten loaf (should there be any!) in an airtight container for up to 3 days, at room temperature.

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Reviews (22)


Really such a simple cake to make. Light fluffy sponge full of flavour. A real crowd pleaser. I doubled mixture and made two. Froze the other after baking. After defrosting i put buttercream on top. Excellent result - 26 Aug 2012


the only thing wrong with this cake is that it is getting me fat. It is easy to make and so delicious, a firm favourite with all the family. Thanks. - 17 Jan 2013


Absolutely delicious. Moist, tasty, and very simple to make. - 16 Oct 2012

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