Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lemon Drizzle Cake

I was so happy to see that my blog on my Healthy (er/ish) Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cupcakes went down a hit with you all my readers. I absolutely love baking and as previously stated a lot of the time they are packed full of sugar, but that doesn't necessarily mean that all baked goods are bad for you. I'm going to put this out there, I am NOT a healthy eater. I love doughnuts, burgers, fries, ice cream, hot dogs, shortbread, kettles crisps etc etc but after my trip to the States and my horrible university weight gain I'm trying to steer my way into not devouring McDonalds every time I've been drinking. It happens.

However, I still do love me some good old fashioned cake and for my readers who like something a little more indulgent every now and again like myself, I've put together this little post just for you!

My mum was having a few of her friends round the other day and being the amazing daughter I am, I decided to bake my all-time favourite cake, The Lemon Drizzle cake. I absolutely LURVE this cake.

So I thought I'd share my recipe with you! Let me know in the comments if you'd like more recipes too because this gives me a great reason to bake (not that you ever need one ;) )


125g Butter (Softened)
175g Caster Sugar 
175g Self-Raising Flour
2 Eggs
Grated Rind of 1 Lemon
5 tbsp Milk
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

For the Glaze:

Juice of 1 Lemon
4 tbsp Icing Sugar (sifted)


1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees

2. Line a loaf tin with butter and flour. You may use baking paper too, I prefer not to, because I just cannot deal with the hassle of cutting it and all that. 

3. Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl. Using a electric mixer beat until creamy and the butter has softened. 

4. Add in the eggs and beat on the lowest setting on the mixer
5. Sift the flour into the mix

6. Using a zester grate the lemon skin. Add the rind into the mix

7. Fold the mix using a "figure of eight" motion to ensure you don't over beat the mix

8. Spoon the mix into your tin and spread the mix so it fills all corners and is even.

9. Bake for 60 minutes (I know THAT long) until golden brown. Use a skewer to test whether or not its cooked - it should come out clean!

10. Once the cake has come out of the oven leave it on a cooling rack.

11. Mix the sifted icing sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl.

12. Using a skewer poke holes in the cake (whilst its still in the tin) and pour the glaze onto the cake.

13. Leave the cake to cool for half an hour before taking it out of the tin.

14. Devour entire cake in 10 minutes from excitement. Or share with friends, that's okay too!

Let me know in the comments below what your favourite type of cake is and if you'd like to see more recipes on the blog!


  1. I love baking too! My favorite to bake is chocolate cake but icing is a real pain.

    1. I totally feel you, the other day I made cupcakes solely for my blog's birthday and made a mess with my piping bags! xx

  2. This looks delicious! Lemon is my favorite type of anything :)
    xo Kiki

    1. Me too! Give me lemonade, lemon cake, lemon cake and lemon on fish - I love it all! xx

  3. Yum, the cake looks great. This is really a recipe I need to try. I love baking and are always on the look for new recipes. Have a great day. xo, Teng

  4. Lemony cakes, yessss! Thank you for sharing this recipe! <3

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  5. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it out, thanks for sharing!

    Anika |

    1. Of cousre, let me know how you get on with it and if you enjoy it as much as I did (yup I did steal a few sneaky slices!) xx

  6. I love lemon drizzle cake, it looks so delicious!

  7. This looks delicious! I love baking, so I'll definitely be trying this recipe out!

    xo, Liz

  8. It looks delicious!
    Thanks for sharing!!


  9. I love lemon things, so I'm definitely going to make this <33

  10. Lemon drizzle is my absolute favourite cake, so this is right up my street. Looks amazing! Li :)

  11. I love to bake but my cakes never come out as I expect them too *cries* but I'll just have to keep practicing. My mum adores lemon drizzle cake so I'll try out this recipe for her soon!
    Dalal x

  12. I love to bake but my cakes never come out as I expect them too *cries* but I'll just have to keep practicing. My mum adores lemon drizzle cake so I'll try out this recipe for her soon!
    Dalal x

  13. My favourite type of cake is lemon drizzle cake, which is awfully convenient haha! My mouth literally watered just looking at the pictures of this, I could probably manage the whole thing in one sitting!

    I'm totally going to buy these ingredients tomorrow...

    Bethany | xx

  14. lemon cake is so good! looks delicious!


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