Lemony wonderfulness

Lemons seem to be plentiful and cheap at the moment.  So I’ve been busy making one of my favourite cakes – Lemon Drizzle Cake.DSC00962

I love the tartness of lemons that really comes through in this cake.  Also, it’s super easy to make!


  • 2 large eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 125g soft butter
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 180g self raising flour
  • 125ml milk
  • a Pinch of salt

Lemon Syrup

  • 100g sugar
  • 50ml fresh lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Line a loaf tin with baking paper making sure that the paper overhangs the long sides of the baking tin.  This will help you to lift the cake out of the tin.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric beater until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, lemon zest and salt and beat until combined.
  5. Add the milk and stir in with a wooden spoon else it may splatter.
  6. Add the flour and beat with wooden spoon till all combined.  The batter is quite stiff.
  7. Pour into baking tin and smooth the top.
  8. Bake for approx. 40 min until golden and a skewer comes out cleanly.
  9. While the cake is baking make the syrup by warming the lemon juice with the sugar until the sugar has dissolved into the lemon juice to form a syrup.
  10. After removing the cake from the oven, prick all over with a skewer and pour the syrup over the warm cake until it is all absorbed.
  11. Allow the cake to cool in the tin before taking it out using the overhanging pieces of baking paper.
  12. Sprinkle with icing sugar when you plate up to disguise the skewer holes.


Enjoy with strawberries, a dollop of cream or just on it’s own!!

What is your favourite lemon dish?


About ElaineM

Ramblings about life, food and things that make me happy!! I'm a mom with a lovely son, a loving husband and a happy life and I wanted to share that with you. I work part-time and try to keep up with a busy life the rest of the time.
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One Response to Lemony wonderfulness

  1. Ivalu says:

    thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. I am soooo tempted right now! I think tomorrow i will bake this as soon as possible. Maybe you will also like my blog: http://www.fromperutotheworld.wordpress.com !! 🙂

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