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Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

 Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake – the perfect picnic or afternoon tea cake – and this is SUCH a simple recipe for it

So in my wisdom (‘cos yes I really do have loads of spare time! ) I have decided to take part in this year’s Great Bloggers Bake Off. The bloggers version of the Great British Bake Off, before you wonder why you didn’t spot me on the Telly-Box!


easy Lemon Drizzle Cake


Inspo for my Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Okay so what inspired me to make this. let me tell you it was as usual my blogging community

The Great Blogger Bake Off is hosted by the lovely Jenny from Mummy Mishaps and the idea is each week we create a bake inspired by the themes of the show. Do pop on over and have a look at all the great bakes linked up.

Did you watch the show…I did and I thought it was fabulous as always. If you missed it the themes for week 1 were …

Drizzle Cake
Jaffa Cakes
Chocolate Mirror Glaze Cake


Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

I’ve not made a lemon drizzle since I was at a school so I just had to give it ago. I kept it really simple and classic and served it with freshly picked blackberries from the canal path and some juicy English strawberries.


simple lemon drizzle cake


I have to say it went down a treat in my house and I delivered some to a stressed out friend to make her smile. I’ve saved a piece for Great Grandma too. it will be right up her street.

A tangy taste sensation!


Classic Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Recipe Type: Cake
Author: Becky
Prep time:
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Serves: 10
A juicy, zesty classic lemon drizzle cake

Ingredients  for easy lemon drizzle cake

  • 175g self raising flour
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 2 lemons (zest and juice)
  • 175g sugar
  • 4 free range eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • For the lemon syrup: 100g caster sugar & 100 g lemon juice
  • For the icing: 250g icing sugar &z est and juice of one lemon


pretty lemons


Instructions for easy lemon drizzle cake

  1. Heat the oven to 180
  2. Line a 2lb baking tin with greaseproof paper
  3. Place sieved flour, sugar, eggs and zest and juice of two lemons in a bowl and beat with a spoon until smooth
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and pop into oven
  5. Once golden and and your knife comes away clean remove form oven.
  6. Making the syrup by melting the sugar and lemon juice together till liquid.
  7. Poke lots of little holes in the top of your cake with a cocktail stick and pour on the liquid
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Make icing by adding lemon juice to icing sugar (sieve it first) then pouring over cake. Don’t let it all settle it the centre but help it move over the cake


Pin my easy lemon drizzle cake recipe for later…..


lemon drizz


Further reading on simple lemon cakes and baking

If you enjoyed my simple and super easy lemon drizzle cake recipe OOh you might like my post on after dinner mint cupcakes on a hand-made sponge cake delivery
if you enjoyed this you might also enjoy my easy lemon snaps and my lemon scones


  1. coc
    December 27, 2016 / 2:06 am

    delicious. I enjoyed

  2. September 5, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Lemon Drizzle is my favourite cake ever! I wish I was better at baking, instead I just enjoy eating cake ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  3. September 5, 2016 / 7:50 am

    What a great idea for a link up and how fun to get involved with! I wish I had spotted this one before as it would have giving me a reason to get back into baking again.

  4. September 1, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    I am watching GBBO this year and those drizzle cakes made my mouth water last week! Such a fun way of trying new things, this bloggers’ challenge!

  5. August 31, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Oh this looks lovely! I could just eat a slice now haha! Thank you for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  6. Vikki Holness
    August 30, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Oh this is such a brilliant idea….if i thought i even remotely possessed some form of baking skills i would join in myself, but i don’t, so i’ll sit back and drool over your lemon drizzle cake instead! xx

  7. This Mama Life
    August 30, 2016 / 12:25 am

    Ooh I’m rather lemon pepper obsessed in this pregnancy so this would go down a treat. Looks lovely petal!x

  8. August 29, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    this is such a fab idea as the bake off is on. Lovely recipe – want cake now!

  9. bluebirdsunshine
    August 29, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I could definitely go a slice of your cake now, it looks very tasty!

    • becky
      August 29, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      We have scoffed the lot…will have to make another!

  10. August 29, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I was just saying yesterday how I missed picking blackberries like we used to do when I was younger. I bet they went really with the cake, which looks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    • becky
      August 29, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Thats kind, thank you

  11. jenny paulin
    August 29, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    thank you for wearing your pinny again and dusting off your being bowl to join me and the other #GBBObloggers2016. your drizzle cake looks lovely and serving alongside some fresh fruit is a great idea , makes cake seem more healthy ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

    • becky
      August 29, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Ha ha one way to pretend I am still on my diet!

  12. August 29, 2016 / 10:51 am

    I have been wanting to bake a lime drizzle cake and some jaffa cakes since I watched the Bake Off. Just need to find the time. Your cake looks lovely. xx

    • becky
      August 29, 2016 / 11:19 am

      thank you Charlotte

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