Simply perfect lemon drizzle cake

    An extra moist and lemony version of everyone's favourite lemon cake. This is sure to become your go-to lemon drizzle recipe!

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    Serves: 12 

    • For the cake
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 3 eggs
    • 250g plain flour
    • 3 lemons, zested
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • For the drizzle
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 3 lemons, juiced

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a round cake tin with baking parchment.
    2. For the cake, whisk together the sugar and butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth; whisk in eggs, one at a time, beating well before adding the next egg. Stir flour, lemon zest and baking powder into butter mixture until smooth; pour into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes.
    4. For the drizzle, combine sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
    5. Poke holes into the top of the warm cake and pour warm syrup over cake. Cool before slicing.

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