Lemon Drizzle Cake

It was my fella’s 50th birthday last weekend, and birthdays call for cake. His favourite is Lemon Drizzle Cake, and if you can’t have your favourite cake on your 50th birthday I am not sure when you can!


Lemon Drizzle Cake


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Lemon Drizzle Cake
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A simple, but tasty lemon drizzle cake.
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 12
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs - beaten
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • zest of 3 lemons
  • For the drizzle: juice of 3 lemons
  • 75g caster sugar
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar
  2. Stir through the lemon zest
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and incorporate - don't worry if it looks split, the flour will bring it together again.
  4. Fold in the flour and ground almonds
  5. Transfer to a greased and lined deep 8" cake tin.
  6. Bake at 180 degrees for approx 45 mins.
  7. Once removed from oven leave to cool for 5 mins, then while still in the tin prick a dozen or so small holes across the cake and drizzle with the lemon/sugar solution. Top with a little lemon zest if desired.
  8. Leave in tin until completely cooled, then remove and serve.

lemon drizzle cake

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Hard to make a Lemon Drizzle look fancy, I would usually be tempted to make a sandwich version, with lemon curd and buttercream for a special occasion, but my man prefers the more traditional version, so I settled for sparklers to add a little bit of a wow factor.

Yummy. And only the tiniest slither remains now, and it is calling my name,

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. February 3, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing, lemon drizzle is my FAVOURITE cake of all time! Yours looks delicious

  2. February 3, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your fella and that lemon drizzle cake looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe I am loving it big time.
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  3. February 3, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    that looks lovely – I like lemon cake as they taste so light. Its nearly a big birthday for me too so I wlll start thinking what I want!

  4. February 3, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    I hope your husband had a good birthday it looks delicious! I love lemon drizzle cake x

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