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Lemon Drizzle Cake


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  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 7oz (200g) butter/margarine
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 7oz (200g) caster sugar
  • 7oz (200g) self-raising flour
  • Juice of 2 lemon
  • 2oz (50g) granulated sugar


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C

Step 2

Grease and line a square or loaf tin to prevent the cake from sticking

Step 3

Cream together the sugar, lemon zest and butter until light and fluffy

Step 4

Whisk in the eggs a little at a time. If the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour

Step 5

Fold in the flour and spoon mixture into the prepared tin

Step 6

Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes.

Step 7

While the cake is cooking, prepare the syrup by mixing the lemon juice and granulated sugar in a small bowl

Step 8

When the cake is cooked (well risen and golden), remove from the oven and prick with a cocktail stick

Step 9

While still warm, drizzle the syrup slowly all over the cake

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