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Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe with icing

Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

This easy Lemon Drizzle Cakerecipe is a fail safe, works every time, method. The classic bake, so simple and delicious.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 440 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes

Ingredients

Cake ingredients

  • 250 g Unsalted butter Plus extra for greasing your tin. See Note 1.
  • 250 g Caster sugar See Note 2.
  • 4 Eggs Medium. See Note 3.
  • 250 g Self raising flour
  • 3 Lemons Zest only. (Reserve the zested fruit for the juice for the drizzle.) See Note 4.

For the drizzle

  • 100 g Icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C and grease your loaf tin and line it with baking paper.

  2. Put all of the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat until smooth.

  3. Spoon into the prepared tin and smooth out. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

For the drizzle:

  1. Whilst the cake is still warm in the tin, use a skewer or thin sharp knife to poke holes all over it.

  2. Mix the icing sugar with enough of the juice of the lemons to make a thin paste. Add the liquid gradually so it stays nice and smooth. (This is normally 1 and half lemons but will depend on how big and juicy they were!)

  3. Pour all over the cake and allow to sink in.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note 1 - Butter
I like to use unsalted butter for baking as it's flavourless. If you only have salted it will be fine though. It's not vital.

Note 2 - Caster sugar
Golden caster sugar works well here if you have it.

Note 3 - Eggs
Free range please! If you want to be exact and ensure success, weigh them in their shells and they should total about 250g. 

Note 4 - Lemons
If you can buy unwaxed lemons, these are best as you will be eating the zest.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
440
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
13
g
81
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
119
mg
40
%
Sodium
 
29
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
101
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
56
g
19
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
36
g
40
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
727
IU
15
%
Vitamin C
 
17
mg
21
%
Calcium
 
28
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.