Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk


  • 225g softened butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 275g S.R flour
  • 2 level tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • Finely grated zest from 4 lemons
  • Juice from 4 lemons
  • 175g of granulated sugar (for the topping)


Preheat your oven to 160° And line a greased deep sided tin approx. 12 x 9″.

Cream the butter & caster sugar in a mixer then add the eggs one at a time while the mixer is still running.

Then fold in the flour & baking powder into the batter and add the milk before its all blended together.

Then add the the finely grated zest from the 4 lemons

Then give it a quick blitz with the mixer just for a few seconds to make sure it’s well blended.

Pour the mixture into the ready prepared tin and bake for at least 30 mins until golden brown and the sponge springs back when lightly pressed. It may take another 10 mins depending on your oven.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes before lifting it out by the paper and placing on a wire rack, leaving the paper still attached.

While the sponge is cooling prepare your Lemons by squeezing out all of the juice into a bowl then add the granulated sugar.

Stir until all the sugar has dissolved and then comes the fun bit.

While the sponge is still just warm, poke holes all over (I use my funnel) so that when it’s cut into squares it’s got at least one hole, but make sure you don’t go right to the bottom you don’t want it leaking out!

Then using a funnel, spoon a tablespoon of Lemon sugar into each hole, it doesn’t matter if it spills over because it will be all covered anyway.

Then smother the top with whatever is left and leave it to go cold. I usually leave it at room temperature for an hour or so then pop it in the fridge for the same.

This is delicious and a nice alternative to the blackberries drizzle cake, especially if you like that bit of Sharpness from the Lemons.

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Ingredients for the sponge

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Mix until light & fluffy





Will rise to about 1- 2″

Nice evenly baked golden brown

Nice evenly baked golden brown


Poke holes with a funnel and fill with the Lemons


Cut into Squares


And Enjoy!

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