Lemon drizzle cake

    1 hour 15 mins

    This is a lovely traditional lemon drizzle cake which tastes fabulous

    41 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 125g butter or margarine
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 185g self raising flour
    • a pinch of baking powder
    • 1 lemon, rind grated and juiced
    • ¼ cup milk, or as needed
    • 4 tablespoons icing sugar

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Grease and line 20cm deep cake tin. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
    2. Beat together the butter, caster sugar, eggs, self-raising flour, baking powder, the lemon rind and enough milk to make a fairly soft consistency.
    3. Put into tin and bake for about an hour until well risen and springy to touch.
    4. Mix together icing sugar and 3 tablespoons lemon juice in a pan over very low heat.
    5. As soon as cake comes out of oven prick top of cake with fine skewer and pour the icing/syrup over it. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes then transfer to rack to finish cooling.

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    It tasted lovely and texture was springy and nice except for the middle where my cake sunk a bit.  -  14 Jul 2010


    loved this cake, so moist and lemony. used a 20cm wide cake tin not deep. also did the tip with the lemon rind and sugar.  -  27 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Omg what a brilliant idea worked a treat and the lemon sugar could be used for a million things. Drinks anything.  -  28 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)