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Lemon Drizzle Cake

This cake is a British favorite!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: british cake recipe, easy dessert recipes, lemon cake recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 384kcal


  • 8 oz butter at room temperature plus extra for greasing
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 10 oz self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbs milk
  • 2 lemons finely grated zest only

For the glaze:

  • 6 oz sugar
  • 2 lemons juice only


  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Grease a 13 x 9-inch pan with butter and line the pan (up the sides too) with parchment and grease that with butter too.
  • Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat for 2 minutes, or until well blended. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan and level the top.
  • Bake for 35–40 minutes, until the cake has shrunk a little from the sides of the pan and springs back when lightly touched with a fingertip in the centre of the cake.
  • To make the glaze. Mix the sugar with the lemon juice and stir to a runny consistency.
  • Leave the cake to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then lift out, with the lining paper still attached, and place on wire rack set over a tray.
  • Brush the glaze all over the surface of the warm cake and leave to set. Remove the lining paper and cut into slices to serve


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg