There is something so light and refreshing about this lemon drizzle cake – and it is perfect for a quick, easy bake to enjoy with a cuppa! Easy enough for entertaining, and simple enough to make it a regular bake.
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There’s something so delightful about things that you cook that are flavoured with lemon. Maybe it’s the scent of the lemon as you squeeze the juice and zest the lemon.
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Delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe
For the cake:
- 200g butter, softened
- 200g caster sugar
- 200g self-raising flour
- 3 eggs
For the drizzle:
- Juice and Zest of 1 lemon
- 75g caster sugar
- Preheat oven to 170ºC / 340ºF
- Line your tin with baking paper.
- Put all the ingredients for the cake into a food processor and whizz until smooth.
- Pour into your lined loaf tin and bake in the oven for 45 minutes until risen and golden and a skewer comes out clean.
- Just before your cake is cooked make your drizzle. Put the juice and zest of the lemon into a small pot together with the sugar. Bring to the boil over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
- Once the cake is cooked, remove from the oven and cool slightly on a wire rack.
- Pour the drizzle over the cake and allow to cool completely before serving. To get the drizzle to soak down into the cake I poke holes in the cake with my skewer before pouring over the drizzle.
Recipe by Judy Kavanagh, mum of 2.
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