Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake
Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Time
Cook: 55 mins
Prep: 25 mins
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
Serves: 12

Our Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe is well-loved by bakers. The moist lemon sponge drenched in tangy lemon syrup and topped with lemon icing makes it a citrus lovers' dream. . No special techniques are needed with our recipe either, just whisk everything together and go!

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake
Family favourite. I have made this cake twice now. Lovely moist sponge. It's a real hit with my family.
Lolly67

Buttery baking spread*

225g

Eggs, beaten

4 large

Ground almonds

40g

Finely grated zest and juice of a lemon

Self-raising flour

225g

Baking powder

1tsp

Lemons, juiced

2

Icing sugar

50g

*recipe based on 70% fat buttery baking spread

You will also need...

20cm spring form cake tin lined or 18x28cm flapjack tin with baking parchment.

Step 1 of 3

Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4. Whisk the ingredients for the easy lemon drizzle cake recipe in a large bowl until pale and creamy (use an electric hand whisk if you have one). Pour into the tin and bake for 55-65 minutes until golden and cooked through (cover with parchment if the top turns too brown).

Step 2 of 3

Reserve 1tbsp lemon juice from the 2 juiced lemons to make the icing. Make the syrup by warming together the remaining lemon juice and icing sugar. Whilst the cake is still warm, make holes all over it with a skewer and gradually spoon over the syrup, allowing it to sink into the cake. Leave to cool in the tin.

Step 3 of 3

Make the icing: add the reserved lemon juice gradually to the icing sugar until you have a pouring consistency. When the cake is cool, transfer to a serving plate and drizzle over the lemon icing.

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Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands Down the Best Lemon Drizzle This is the best lemon drizzle recipe I’ve used, it’s now the only recipe I use. Quick and easy to make. Made it into cupcakes, traybake and cake, works every time. Everyone raves about this cake when I make it.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Carnation Condensed Milk for a delicious cake I always have Carnation Condensed Milk in my store cupboard, and the Easy Lemon Drizzle cake is one of my favourite uses for it. The cake is so easy to make, and is consistently delicious. The ground almonds give it a lovely texture while the almond taste is quite subtle. I use a square container which makes it easy to cut and share out the cake. I did mean to take a photo to upload but there is so little left of the cake already for me to photograph, sorry.
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely cake Very easy to do but I got confused with the icing sugar ingredients - only one quantity given but was needed for soaking and topping. I used 50g for each and it seems okay. I would be interested to know what other bakers did.
Date published: 2020-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious lemon cake, so easy to make Such an easy to follow recipe. Everything in one bowl, mix and put into the oven. I chose a traybake oven container which made it easy to cut up. Definitely positive feedback at our group meeting tonight.
Date published: 2019-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lemon drizzle cake Such an easy and quick recipe to follow,great results every time.a big family favourite.light and beautiful lemon flavour
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Family favourite I have made this cake twice now. Lovely moist sponge. It's a real hit with my family.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty This is quite a dense cake, still suited to a tray bake type cake. It went down well at work.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely cake Very lemony, very moist, very good and lots and lots of it
Date published: 2017-07-29
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