Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lately we seem to have become obsessed with a Lemon Drizzle Cake. In the last 2 weeks I have baked one seven times 🙂 It was proving very hard to “save” the cake until I could actually take some pictures, but a few days ago I succeeded, so here you go – my Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe.


1. Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

For the cake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Icing sugar for decoration

For the lemon drizzle:

  • 50g caster sugar
  • Juice of one large lemon

The above ingredients will make a cake that fits perfectly in an 8” loaf tin.


Preheat the oven to 180C fan.

Grease and line your baking tin, or just grease it if you have problems with making a perfect lining like me 😉

In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients being: flour, sugar and baking powder.

2. Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Add the zest from one large lemon. Due to possible wax coating on the lemons nowadays remember to wash it well before grating the zest (I like to keep it in a bowl of hot / boiling water for a few minutes first).

Melt your butter a little, so it is nice and soft (20sec in pulses in a microwave should do the trick).

Add the butter and eggs to your mixing bowl and beat all the ingredients until smooth.

3. Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Pour into your earlier prepared loaf tin.

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40-45min or until golden brown.

4. Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake5. Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

6. Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Mix lemon juice with sugar and prepare to drizzle.

I like to remove my cake from the tin before drizzling begins and place it on a cooling rack.

“Stabbing” the cake all over with a little toothpick will help your drizzle to soak deeper into the cake, but it is an optional extra.

Drizzle your cake and allow it to cool…

When totally cool, sprinkle the cake with a little bit of icing sugar, which will give it a nice even finish.

If you want a more crunchy drizzle, use granulated sugar and for even more crunch go with icing sugar.

If you decided to give this cake a try and it is not lemony enough for you, just add a bit of lemon juice inside the cake during the mixing process and it will boost the lemon flavour right up.

Quick & Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Happy Baking!



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22 responses to “Quick and Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

  1. Mina Joshi

    Cake baking has never been my forte. You make it look so easy that I am tempted to attempt it.

  2. Jen

    WOW! That looks similar to something I have seen at Starbucks. . .but I’d much rather make it!

  3. Agata, My favorite cake is lemon and I have a great sweet tooth. I can’t say I will try to bake this cake. but I have friends would will do if for me.

  4. This looks amazing! I love lemon drizzle cake!

  5. Oh my! This looks delicious! My grandmother’s lemon cake is one of my favorite sweets.

  6. This is my signature cake but I add some lime too!

  7. Cass@FrugalFamily

    I love making lemon drizzle cake, I actually have some lemons in my fridge now ready to make my version x x

  8. Love lemon cake- I can just demolish a whole cake!

  9. I can see where it would be hard to keep long enough to snap a pic. Would not last long here either.

  10. too late.. I made Betty Crocker cupcakes and I have to admit that I failed with a baking mix today… they look like dog piles… shame on me! Next time I read your post first before I bake with Betty, think that’s the better way :o)

  11. hm…looks so yummy and moist!

  12. My mouth is watering, Lemon drizzle is my favorite cake. I am going to get some lemons tomorrow

  13. The recipe is so simple and one of our favorites! Now my little girl is starting school i am going to start baking more!

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  15. Oh, I love lemon drizzle cake. It always tastes so fresh and zingy. I’ll be bookmarking your recipe to make at a later date x

  16. mm this sounds delicious, thanks for sharing this..


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