Lately we seem to have become obsessed with a Lemon Drizzle Cake. In the last 2 weeks I have baked one seven times 🙂 It was proving very hard to “save” the cake until I could actually take some pictures, but a few days ago I succeeded, so here you go – my Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe.
For the cake:
- 3 eggs
- 150g self-raising flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 150g unsalted butter
- 1tsp baking powder
- Zest of one lemon
- Icing sugar for decoration
For the lemon drizzle:
- 50g caster sugar
- Juice of one large lemon
The above ingredients will make a cake that fits perfectly in an 8” loaf tin.
Preheat the oven to 180C fan.
Grease and line your baking tin, or just grease it if you have problems with making a perfect lining like me 😉
In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients being: flour, sugar and baking powder.
Add the zest from one large lemon. Due to possible wax coating on the lemons nowadays remember to wash it well before grating the zest (I like to keep it in a bowl of hot / boiling water for a few minutes first).
Melt your butter a little, so it is nice and soft (20sec in pulses in a microwave should do the trick).
Add the butter and eggs to your mixing bowl and beat all the ingredients until smooth.
Pour into your earlier prepared loaf tin.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40-45min or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
Mix lemon juice with sugar and prepare to drizzle.
I like to remove my cake from the tin before drizzling begins and place it on a cooling rack.
“Stabbing” the cake all over with a little toothpick will help your drizzle to soak deeper into the cake, but it is an optional extra.
Drizzle your cake and allow it to cool…
When totally cool, sprinkle the cake with a little bit of icing sugar, which will give it a nice even finish.
If you want a more crunchy drizzle, use granulated sugar and for even more crunch go with icing sugar.
If you decided to give this cake a try and it is not lemony enough for you, just add a bit of lemon juice inside the cake during the mixing process and it will boost the lemon flavour right up.