Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is a deliciously light and moist sponge cake topped with a simple glaze made with lemon juice and icing sugar.

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    • 110g butter
    • 170g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 170g self raising flour
    • zest and juice from 1 lemon
    • 3 tablespoons icing sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease a 15x25cm cake tin or a ring tin.
    2. Beat the first 5 ingredients and the lemon zest together until smooth and creamy.
    3. Spoon the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 40-50 minutes.
    4. When cake is nearly done, heat the lemon juice in the microwave until warm (about 45 seconds) then mix in the icing sugar to make a syrup.
    5. Remove the cake from the tin and poke the top several times with a skewer. Drizzle the syrup over the cake while the cake is still hot.
    6. Alternatively, if lemon sauce is poured over cool cake, it gives a glaze to the top.

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    this was delicious the best cake I've ever made. One alteration though I added the lemon juice to the cake mix by mistake but it turned out wonderful anyway. THANK YOU  -  04 Jul 2012


    Totally delicious!  -  10 Apr 2012


    Something else. After taking the sponge out the oven I heated the juice of 3 lemons and mixed it with 100g icing sugar, made loads of holes in the cake with a skewer and poured the syrup into the cake. Once it had cooled I mixed icing sugar with lemon juice to make lovely lemon icing then decorated it with grated lemon zest. The result was the most gorgeous moist sponge with a lovely delicate lemon flavouring throughout.  -  28 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)