Gooey Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

lemon drizzle cake

My lemon drizzle cake is the one thing which I’m always asked to make by various family members for occasions like birthdays and Christmas’ and my dad alone can go through an entire cake in a single sitting. I’ve made this cake so many times now I rarely ever have to look at a recipe and most of the time I end up tripling the ingredients so that I can make three cakes to give to various people.

Lemon is one of my favourite tastes and while I love chocolate desserts I find lemon cake really refreshing and never sickly. I’ve never tackled a lemon drizzle cake with an icing top but this is something I want to try soon, if anyone has any recipes or recommendations throw them my way.


Lemon Drizzle Cake

Servings 6 people


  • 100 Grams Caster Sugar
  • 100 Grams Self Raising Flour
  • 100 Grams Cooking Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Lemon
  • 25 Grams Icing Sugar
  • 25 Millilitres Lemon Juice


  1. Cream the butter in a bowl so it's light and soft

  2. Add in the caster sugar and mix together

  3. Then add in the self-raising flour slowly and mix in

  4. Add the first egg and mix in, then add the second and continue to mix until the dough is creamy in texture

  5. Add in some lemon juice until you can smell it when you put your nose close to the bowl

  6. Grease or line a cake tin and pour the mixture inside. Bake for around 20 minutes on 200 degrees but keep an eye on it. You want to remove it when you can push a fork into the middle and it comes out clean

  7. While the cake is cooking make the drizzle by freshly squeezing one lemon, slowly adding in a teaspoon of icing sugar at a time and mixing in it. You want to continue this until the mixture is sticky but still runny, and there are no white icing lumps

  8. Once the cake is cooked pierce it with a fork all over the top and leave it to cool 

  9. Once cool pour the drizzle topping over the top of the cake gradually so it seeps into the cake

And that’s it my super simple yet super tasty lemon drizzle cake.

What’s your favourite desert to bake?
March 6, 2017
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  • Reply Rachel Nicole

    Oooh this sounds delicious! I love lemon drizzle cake! xo

    March 6, 2017 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    RHIAN!! I’m trying to lose weight and you go and post this? Not cool – I’m clearly going to have to make it and eat every little bit *just* to make sure it’s as simply and yummy as you say 😉

    March 7, 2017 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Ali Clifford

    Actually Lemon Drizzle cake is one of my favourites to bake too, we love it, and always double the quantity and make two!

    March 7, 2017 at 10:29 am
  • Reply StressedMum

    We love lemon drizzle cake, and this is something that goes very quickly in my house when I make it. It is my Mums favourite and always has one for her birthday x

    March 7, 2017 at 11:22 am
  • Reply london_unattached

    ohhhh that looks yummy! Next time my brother comes to stay I’m making it!!!

    March 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Penny Aylwin

    I love lemon drizzle cake, it’s my mum’s favourite too – I’ll have to share your recipe with her!

    March 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Emma Oxley

    Oooh yum. I love lemon flavoured anything. It’s my favourite flavour and the perfect flavour for Spring. Delicious!

    March 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    This sounds so delicious! I love lemon cakes and breads too, the flavor is so light and refreshing x

    March 7, 2017 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Annie Bean

    This would go great with a big cup of tea and a good book! Love a bit of lemon cake!

    March 8, 2017 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Donna

    I have just mad myself a coffee and now I feel bereft that I don’t have a piece of this to accompany it! It looks delicious!

    March 8, 2017 at 9:40 am
  • Reply The London Mum

    That looks delicious! I love citrus flavoured desserts.

    March 8, 2017 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I love lemon drizzle cake. My favourite thing to make is a white chocolate cheesecake x

    March 8, 2017 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Emily Leary, A Mummy Too

    That looks absolutely delicious, I personally can never turn town a slice of lemon drizzle cake. The sugary, slightly crunchy top is just too tasty.

    March 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Sarah@WhimsicalMumblings

    Mmm this looks yummy! I’ve never tried Lemon Drizzle cake, I really must!

    March 8, 2017 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Ali

    Great recipe, lemon drizzle is my husband’s favourite cake so we make it a lot!

    March 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I do love a good lemon drizzle cake and I often swap the lemon for orange x

    March 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply danasia

    I’ve never tried a lemon drizzle cake, but it sounds incredible! I love anything with lemon.

    March 8, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Anna Nuttall

    Yum I love lemon cake I recently made myself some and it such an easy recipe. xx

    March 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply francesca

    I LOVE lemon drizzle and I often make one myself!! I love recipes this looks so great!

    March 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    I love the sound of this lemon cake. Need to make one.

    March 9, 2017 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Laura

    This sounds absolutely LUSH and not hard to make really, even for a baking novice like me! xxx

    March 10, 2017 at 12:08 am
  • Reply lianne

    Ah I love lemon drizzle cake. I wish I had more time to bake!

    March 10, 2017 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Kira L Curtis

    Definitely want to try this! I love lemon drizzle cake, it’s my favourite!

    March 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    Lemon drizzle cake is one of my faves so I will definitely be trying to make this in my new place x

    March 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    I’m trying to cut down the carbs right now, but may try this recipe next week, as lemon cake sounds so tempting 🙂

    March 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Mr Luke Christian

    I love lemon drizzle cake! Will definitely be trying this out soon!

    March 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm
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