Glazed Lemon Cake

Glazed Lemon Cake


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About this recipe: A moist lemon drizzle cake, good for afternoon tea.

Gwynne Comstock

Serves: 12 

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 75g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 60g chopped walnuts
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, 200g sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy. Add milk alternately with flour mixture in two parts; mix well. Stir in grated lemon zest and nuts. Pour mixture into greased and floured 23x13cm loaf tin.
  3. Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 60 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix together 100g sugar and the juice of one lemon to make a glaze. Remove bread from tin. Pour glaze over warm cake.

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Reviews (25)


Very easy to make and tastes fantastic. Left out the walnuts as I didnt have any in the cupboard. Will definitely make again....and again... - 09 Apr 2012


Amazing cake, so light, fluffy and moist. Put my own lemon icing on it and made the most amazing lemon drizzle cake ever. - 29 Apr 2012


Made this twice now and family and friends love it. had to reduce the cooking slightly, but that's not a problem. yummyyyyy! - 22 Dec 2011

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