2 February 2014

Recipe: Lemon Drizzle Cake

I have made Lemon Drizzle cake a few times now but my mum has finally perfected the amounts and so I thought I would give you the recipe.

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You will need: For the cake:
150g butter
230g caster sugar
230g self raising flour
60ml milk
2 eggs
Zest from 1 lemon

For the topping:
Juice from 1 lemon
100g icing sugar

Once everything is prepared, it is quite an easy cake to make:

1.  Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a 7inch loaf tin. 

2.  Beat the butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes with an electric whisk or until creamy and then mix all of the other ingredients in till smooth. 

3.  Pour into the greased tin and bake in the oven for around 45 minutes. Tip: Check it is cooked inside by using a metal skewer in the centre of the cake. Hold it in the cake for 10 seconds and then remove. If it is clear then the cake is ready but if their is cake residue then leave to bake a little longer. 

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4.  Remove cake from the oven to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. After this, gently remove from the tin and leave to cool for a further 50 minutes. 

5. Mix the icing sugar and the juice from the lemon together to make to topping. This needs to be quite thick but still pourable. (Note: mine in the picture is a little too runny hence the leaking from the top of the cake)

6.  Leave for an hour until the icing on the top is set and then cut into slices to enjoy.

And there you have it. Simple Lemon Drizzle cake that is super yummy!

41 comments:

  1. yummy my fave and it looks quite easy to make

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  2. Thanks for the recipe. The cake looks delicious. I love lemon, it is a refreshing flavour.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I will be making an effort to try this asap. :) x

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  4. This looks delicious. Lemon drizzle is one of my favourites so will definitely try your recipe soon. #recipeoftheweek

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  5. Yummy, I love lemon drizzle cake and that reminds me... I haven't made one in ages! Mel #RecipeoftheWeek

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  6. I love Lemon Drizzle Cake - My Mum used to make it - Must have a go!!

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  7. Looks like your boys have fun, maybe they will be great bakers some day. Great learning experience for them. I'm sure they will have enjoyed the cake too, a lovely treat.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Look gorgeous, I love lemon drizzle cake

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  9. It looks SO good. I must make this soon.

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  10. My children always love a lemon drizzle cake, I will give your receipe a go next time.

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  11. Great for a Tea Time Treat.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. Baking can be a great family activity.

    Rachel Craig

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  13. love lemon drizzle mmmmm so tasty

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  14. yum! love lemon cake might try this with the kids at the weekend

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  15. this sounds and looks so yummy i love lemon drizzle cake

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  16. Oooh, I love lemon drizzle and this looks amazing. Thank you for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. It’s always appreciated :) I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and there’s a new linky just gone live - would love you to join in x

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  17. Oooh yum my fave cake.....gets your aprons out kids :)

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  18. My mum used to make this - top stuff.

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  19. This looks delicious - I must try this!

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  20. Ohhh my! I love lemon drizzle cake. Definitely bookmarking your recipe to try out. Thanks x

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  21. Looks fab! Definitely trying this one!

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  22. Lemon cake is one of my favorites, and this recipe looks very easy! Thanks :)

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  23. This looks so good - will try!

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  24. This looks great, I bet the kids would love to try it as much as me ;-)

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  25. I will try this I always get the drizzle bit wrong.

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  26. My granny used to call it lemon dribble cake! I think yours looks sensational, well done. *off to the shops to buy the ingredients*

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  27. I love lemon drizzle cake. To make it even more lemony I use a lemon yoghurt in the mix.

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  28. Holly Hadjigeorgiou30 November 2014 at 20:36

    Yum! I'm going to have to give this recipe a go!

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  29. This looks delicious -my favourite type of cake!

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  30. I cooked this yesterday - I can confirm it is delicious !!!

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  31. I followed your recipe today and it was amazing

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  32. I would absolutely love to make a lemon drizzle cake using your recipe. Yous came out brilliantly! :)

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  33. I love Lemon Drizzle cake and this looks an easy recipe to follow - I am going to make one this weekend

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  34. Something I've never tried. From the comments, maybe I should

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  35. oh yummy ive never baked one of these before xx

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  36. I have recently made this cake for cake day at school- it sold straight away -we also made one for at home-it disappeared nearly as quickly -great recipe and a lovely moist cake

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