Home » Best ever lemon drizzle cake » Best ever lemon drizzle cake recipe

Best ever lemon drizzle cake recipe

As the weekend forecast is so grim, batten down the hatches, ramp up the heating and bake a cake.

I’ve shamelessly stolen this lemon drizzle cake recipe from Mumsnet but it’s so easy and fuss-free, you could pick up the ingredients on the way home tonight and be tucking into it along with a well-deserved cuppa in no time at all.

drizzle cake


  • 225g (9oz) sugar
  • 225g (9oz) butter
  • 340g (12oz) self-raising flour
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 lemons or lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 4/335F/170C.
  2. Mix all the ingredients (except the lemon) together and pour into a lined tray or loaf tin.
  3. Bake for approx 30-40 mins.
  4. Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl and heat for approx 20 seconds in a microwave. You can add icing sugar to the juice to thicken the mixture.
  5. Prick the cake with a fork and pour the lemon juice mixture all over the cake.

Verdict: will definitely cheer up a cold & wet weekend.


4 thoughts on “Best ever lemon drizzle cake recipe

  1. Ooh, that looks gorgeous, may well have to bake that! Visiting from the Mumsnet Blogger Network thread, and now following as love the blog! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on FC ❤ WP and commented:
    Faux Lemon Drizzle cake – a recipe worth stashing for when you can’t be bothered with a zillion ingredients and burnt saucepans of sticky glaze! Would probably make late night coding more bearable too… lol

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s