Lemon Drizzle Cake

This Lemon Drizzle Cake is one to have sitting by the fire with a cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon in the depths of winter, it will lift your spirits.


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


Pre-heat oven to 170ºC

You will need 1 loaf tin, lined 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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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls