Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

My favorite thing about this easy lemon drizzle cake is the zing that hits you from the first bite. This unassuming delicious dessert looks like every other cake but packs a tasty punch.

Easy lemon drizzle cake

In this post I’m sharing my recipe for the most delicious, tasty and easy lemon drizzle cake you’ll ever make.

Here’s what you’ll be needing

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Cake pan
  • Oven
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 180g softened unsalted butter
  • 180g sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Rind of 1 lemon; finely grated
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • oil/butter for greasing


  • Heat oven to 375ºF/180ºC
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  • Add the butter, sugar, eggs and egg yolk. Beat till mixture is smooth. Stir in lemon rind and lemon juice.
  • Pour the mixture into a well greased cake pan, smooth the surface with a knife.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from pan. Cool on wire rack.

Points to consider

  • The lemon drizzle cake will keep for up to 3 days and up to 2 months when frozen.
  • This is a vegetarian recipe
  • Using a syrup topping? It is best to apply the syrup when the cake is still hot.
  • This lemon drizzle cake goes best with a hot cup of tea
  • Avoid beating the batter for too long as it can affect the outcome of the cake.

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