Easy peasy lemon drizzle cake

    1 hour 5 min

    A simple recipe for a yummy lemon drizzle cake. I like to make this when I'm beginning to get sick of chocolate (rare). A hit with the kids and grown ups! The granulated sugar in the drizzle should add some crunch to the top of the cake. Yummy!


    Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
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    Serves: 6 

    • 100g unsalted butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 100g self raising flour
    • zest of 1 lemon
    • juice of 1/2 lemon
    • 60g granulated sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 160 C fan / Gas 4. Grease a small 450g loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. Beat the butter and caster sugar together until smooth then add one egg at a time and continue to beat until pale and creamy. Add the flour and lemon zest and mix well. Spoon into the prepared loaf tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin.
    4. Meanwhile mix lemon juice and granulated sugar to make the drizzle. Gently stab the cake all over with a fork then drizzle the mixture all over. Leave to cool completely and remove from tin. Slice and serve.

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    So quick and easy. Very moist.  -  29 May 2015


    I did it the even easier way and put all the ingredients into the mixer until well blended., also added a level teaspoon of baking powder to help with the rise. Terrific! Edited to say the granulated sugar makes an even crunchier topping  -  27 Apr 2018