The Lemon Drizzle Cake

In my family, Lemon Drizzle Cake is a staple. If there’s a birthday, celebration or if I’m just bored on a Sunday afternoon, I whip out this recipe and the cake’s gone within hours.

As well as being delicious, this is also a really easy and cheap cake to make – most of the ingredients you will already have in your stock.



225g margarine (or well softened butter)

225g caster sugar

4 eggs

1tbsp milk

zest of 1-2 lemons

225g self-raising flour

85g sugar

juice of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line your baking tin. You can use any shape you’d like – personally I love a traditional round tin.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs, milk, flour and zest, mixing together to create a smooth mix. Try not to over-mix as you will lose the fluffy texture.
  3. Pour the mix into your tin and then bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown on top. Whilst the cake is in the oven, mix the 85g of sugar with the lemon juice to create to syrup.
  4. Once your cake is out of the oven, pour the syrup evenly on the surface and leave to cool and allow the syrup to sink in. Then you’re done!




I can’t even count how many times I have made this cake – and the compliments I’ve recieved for it – so I would definitely recommend you try it out. And if you do, let me know how it went!

Amy x


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