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Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Course Cake, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British, Italian
Keyword Lemons
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Nicola Turner


  • oven


  • 200 grams butter
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 1 large lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 grams flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 100 grams powdered sugar
  • juice from the lemons above


  • Preheat oven to 180c / 350f
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer or by hand if you wish
  • Grate the Lemon Zest into the mixture
  • Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl
  • Add very gradually to the creamed butter and sugar whisking in between to keep the mixture fluffy
  • Add the flour and baking powder to mixture and very gently fold the mixture until incorporated
  • Pour the cake batter into a greased loaf tin and bake in the center of the oven for around 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out of the centre clean
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack


  • Add the powdered sugar to a small bowl and squeeze the juice from the lemon into it
  • Stir to form a glaze
  • Use a fork to prick the top of the cake repeatedly to allow the drizzle to sink into the cake
  • Pour over half the glaze and alow to set for a few minutes then drizzle the remainder over the cake
  • Allow to set before slicing and enjoying