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The best lemon drizzle recipe ever, it's easy and so simple to make

The Best Lemon Drizzle Cake – An Easy & Simple Recipe

Here's how to make the best lemon drizzle cake ever! It's so quick, easy and simple to make with this recipe and tastes delicious.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 384 kcal


For the lemon drizzle cake

  • 180 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 180 g Butter Soft butter
  • 180 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Lemon Zest

For the lemon drizzle cake icing glaze

  • 1 Juiced Lemon
  • 75 g Caster Sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 180°c (gas mark 4, 350°F) and line your loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Cream your butter and sugar together until combined.
    Creamed butter and sugar
  • Add the eggs and mix until combined.
    Add eggs to the creamed butter and sugar
  • Sift the self-raising flour into the mixing bowl and fold until you’re left with a smooth mixture.
    Sift flour into the mixing bowl
  • Grate a lemon into the lemon drizzle cake batter and mix. 
    Grated lemon in mixture
  • Spoon the lemon drizzle cake into a loaf tin lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 40-55 minutes or until baked.
    Lemon drizzle batter spooned into loaf tin
  • Whilst your cake is still warm, make holes across the entire surface of the cake. Mix together the lemon juice and sugar to make the lemon drizzle cake icing. Pour the drizzle glaze on top, letting it sink through the holes and leave to cool for 10-15 minutes.
    Lemon drizzle cake glazed with icing


Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 177mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 622IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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