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Lemon Drizzle Cake

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Introduction

A lovely lemon cake with a crunchy icing top. The recipe came from Good Food Magazine in the spring of 2002 I think. It's really easy and travels well, so if you're currying favour with the boss, it's a good one to take into the office! Incredibly easy and quick to make, as the cake is mixed all together in one go... and yes it does work!!

Ingredients

Serves: 0

For the Cake

  • 113 grams softened butter (make sure it's really soft)
  • 170 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 170 grams superfine sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 large lemon (unwaxed, finely grated rind of)

For the Icing

  • 1 large lemon (juice of)
  • 113 grams superfine sugar

Method

Lemon Drizzle Cake is a community recipe submitted by Welsh Girl and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/gas mark 4.
  • I use an oblong tin which measures 9" x 8", lined with baking parchment. could also be made in a round tin, but size of which, I'm not sure!!
  • Tip all cake ingredients into large mixing bowl and beat for 2-3 minutes; mixture will drop easily off spoon. Spoon mixture into tin and smooth with back of spoon.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden & firm to the touch.
  • Beat together icing ingredients and pour over the cake while it is still HOT.
  • Cool in tin & cut into squares. YUM YUM!!!!
  • Tell us what you think

    What 19 Others have said

    • hi is it possible to make ahead and freeze?

      Posted by denise123 on 21st December 2015
    • Made this for our macmillan coffee morning - came out perfect, the icing/glaze of just lemon and sugar is really good - will be making this again for sure!

      Posted by tosh83 on 27th November 2015
    • Have just made this delicious and easy lemon drizzle cake! And I will be forwarding it to friends also. Very simple to make and lovely with a good cuppa tea!! :)

      Posted by Faeb1 on 20th August 2015
    • Absolutely lovely. I baked this to take in the caravan, but unfortunately it has all been eaten and I just have to make another! Fortunately it is a really quick recipe. Yum yum !

      Posted by Madmoo on 30th July 2015
    • I'm so glad that this recipe continues to delight those who make it, it goes to show that it really is a keeper! You will be pleased to know I still make thus regularly, and it is one of the most requested cakes in my office, and is loved by all, including so-called lemon haters! They all choose to count this cake as one of their 'five a day' too! I'm sorry that CMB had trouble with it, the baking powder quantity is one teaspoon, not a tablespoon, so perhaps that's what went wrong. Too much baking powder will make a cake sink unfortunately.

      Posted by Welsh Girl on 1st July 2015
    • Brilliant, easy recipe. After making a couple of times, I used an extra egg and only 5 tablespoons of milk. Very light! I love the way the lemon syrup soaks right into the sponge. Now a firm favourite in our house - re-named LDC :)

      Posted by nicky184 on 4th July 2015
    • Delicious and very easy to make.

      Posted by devak on 22nd May 2015
    • So easy and delicious- with a tang! Family absolutely loved it. I added a bit more baking powder as I didn't have any self raising flour- worked a treat! Highly recommended recipie.

      Posted by brazil_baking on 20th March 2015
    • I've tried a few different lemon drizzle recipes and this one is the winner! Sponge is yum and it's just the right flavour of lemon. Recipe is very straightforward. A classic that I'll be baking over and over!

      Posted by ChicaLaChef on 18th January 2015
    • 1st time cooked this, and will certainly cook again, very light, fluffy and tangy, and very moreish, even my husband who isn't keen on puddings had a slice or 2!!!

      Posted by on 21st September 2014
    • Great recipe!! Took about 50 mins to cook because I have a really ancient oven, but the results are gorgeous :) lovely light sponge and spot on crunchy tangy drizzle. Thanks!

      Posted by pineapple_jojo on 1st July 2014
    • My 14yr old son made this in Food Tech today. BEST ever. Moist and lemony. Mmmmmm

      Posted by Captainlion on 27th June 2014
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