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Lemon Drizzle Cake


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  • 100g Unsalted butter
  • 250g Caster sugar
  • 3 Lrg eggs
  • 100ml Milk
  • 250g Self raising flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • For Drizzle
  • Icing sugar & the juice of the lemons


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to Gas mark 4

Step 2

Add the eggs, milk & sugar into a bowl. Whisk until foamy

Step 3

Sift in the flour, salt & baking powder, stirring until smooth

Step 4

Add lemon zest

Step 5

Heat butter until melted, then pour in whilst stirring keeping the mixture smooth

Step 6

Pour into the cake tin and then place on the middle shelf in the oven

Step 7

Cook for about 20 - 30 mins. To check if the cake is fully cooked use a skewer to pierce through the middle. If it comes out clean and the cake is nice and golden on top, then it is cooked

Step 8

Place on a cooling tray out of the cake tin

Step 9

Once the cake is cooled make the drizzle. Do this by adding a cup full of icing sugar sieved into a bowl and slowly tbsp at a time add the lemon juice until it is at a smooth consistency

Step 10

Leave to thicken slightly then drizzle over the cake

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