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Lemon Drizzle Cake with Plain Flour

about 8 - 10 slices
Easy
60 minutes
Simple and quick to bake, but oozing lemony flavour with every bite, our Lemon Drizzle Cake is sure to become a favourite with friends and family.
Use a handful of ingredients to make a moist lemon sponge, decorated with lemon flavoured icing and drizzled in lemon juice. Serve up a sumptuous combination of sweet and tangy with every bite.
Recipe Ingredients
How to Prepare
Tips
Why not try adding the zest of a lime into the mixture for an extra citrus boost!
Tips
Why not replacing the icing on top with a sugar syrup, mix 100g sugar with the juice of 2 lemons and pour of over the cake when it comes out of the oven. 
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Recipe Ingredients

For the Cake
150 gUnsalted butter (softened)
150 gGolden Caster Sugar
3Medium Eggs (beaten)
2Lemon Zest
150 gPlain Flour
7.5 gDr. Oetker Baking Powder (1 1/2tsp)
For the Drizzle
1Lemon Juice
For the Decoration
1Lemon Juice
120 gIcing Sugar

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1

For the Cake

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin.

2

Place the softened butter and sugar in a large bowl and cream together until smooth. 

3

Beat in the eggs, adding a spoonful of flour to prevent the mixture from curdling. Once smooth and combined, stir through the lemon zest.

4

Finally sieve the flour and Baking Powder on top of the mixture and fold in until just combined.

5

Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 40 – 45 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and pour over the juice of 1 lemon and allow to soak into the cake. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 20 minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool completely. 

6

To Decorate

Once the cake is completely cooled, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl. Gradually stir through the lemon juice until you a pourable icing consistency, you might not need to add all of the lemon juice.

7

Pour the icing over the top of the cake and use a palette knife to smooth the icing to cover the top of the cake, allow the icing to drip down the sides of the loaf. Allow the icing to set for a few minutes.

8

Finish with a sprinkling of lemon zest and you’re ready to serve your lemon drizzle cake! 

Tips

  • Why not try adding the zest of a lime into the mixture for an extra citrus boost!
  • Why not replacing the icing on top with a sugar syrup, mix 100g sugar with the juice of 2 lemons and pour of over the cake when it comes out of the oven.