Gooey Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Gooey Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

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?


  1. March 6, 2017 / 11:59 pm

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

  2. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    March 7, 2017 / 10:01 am

    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 😉

  3. Ali Clifford
    March 7, 2017 / 10:29 am

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

  4. March 7, 2017 / 11:22 am

    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

  5. March 7, 2017 / 12:45 pm

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

  6. Penny Aylwin
    March 7, 2017 / 1:57 pm

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

  7. Emma Oxley
    March 7, 2017 / 9:04 pm

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

  8. March 7, 2017 / 10:30 pm

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

  9. Annie Bean
    March 8, 2017 / 7:34 am

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

  10. Donna
    March 8, 2017 / 9:40 am

    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!

  11. March 8, 2017 / 9:49 am

    That looks delicious! I love citrus flavoured desserts.

  12. March 8, 2017 / 10:27 am

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

  13. Emily Leary, A Mummy Too
    March 8, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    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.

  14. March 8, 2017 / 2:51 pm

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

  15. Beautyqueenuk
    March 8, 2017 / 3:25 pm

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

  16. March 8, 2017 / 3:35 pm

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

  17. March 8, 2017 / 4:51 pm

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

  18. francesca
    March 9, 2017 / 4:53 pm

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

  19. Laura
    March 10, 2017 / 12:08 am

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

  20. lianne
    March 10, 2017 / 3:42 pm

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

  21. Kira L Curtis
    March 10, 2017 / 8:59 pm

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

  22. March 11, 2017 / 2:28 pm

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

  23. March 13, 2017 / 4:09 pm

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

  24. March 13, 2017 / 5:23 pm

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

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