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Lemon Drizzle Cake

Simple Kitchen Cooking

Lemon Drizzle Cake is by far one of the best summer cakes you can make. It is absolutely a lovely moist, fluffy and tart cake.

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breads
Cuisine Irish
Servings 12 slices
Calories 279 kcal


Dry Ingredients
  • 150 g of Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking powder
  • 150 g of Caster sugar
  • 20 g of cornflour
Wet Ingredients
  • 150 g of soft butter
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • Juice and Zest of 1 large Lemon
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla extract
Lemon Drizzle
  • 150 g of icing sugar or Granulated sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla bean paste
  • -Garnish with zest


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Prepare a loaf tin by greasing and lining with baking paper.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients into a food processor and turn on low to combine
  • Add in all wet ingredients and pulse until it turns to a batter
  • Pour into prepared tin. Bake for 35 mins or until cooked. (See Note 1)
  • Let it cool slightly in the loaf tin
  • Meanwhile prepare the drizzle, sieve the icing sugar into a small bowl pour in the lemon juice & Vanilla and gently whisk until well combined.
  • When cooled gently poke a few holes on the top of the cake with a skewer and pour the drizzle icing all over it
  • Sprinkle with some Zest and enjoy


1. Baking times may vary. You can test to see if the cake is fully cooked my sticking a knife or a metal skewer into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean it means it is cooked.


Serving: 1gCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 313mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30g
Keyword lemon cake, lemon drizzle, lemon drizzle cake
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