How to Bake a Summery Lemon Drizzle Cake

This cake is delicious, easy to make and perfect for summer!

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How to Bake a Summery Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe
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I like to get all my ingredients ready before I start baking. Make sure the butter has been softened at room temperature and that the lemon has been finely grated.

I like to get all my ingredients ready before I start baking. Make sure the butter has been softened at room temperature and that the lemon has been finely grated.

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Heat the oven to 180C or 160C if you have a fan oven

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Use a hand whisk to mix the softened butter and caster sugar

Use a hand whisk to mix the softened butter and caster sugar

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It should be mixed until it looks light and creamy as shown above

It should be mixed until it looks light and creamy as shown above

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Turn the mixer down to its lowest level and add the eggs to the mixture one at a time

Turn the mixer down to its lowest level and add the eggs to the mixture one at a time

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Once the eggs have been mixed in, sift the self raising flour into the mixture

Once the eggs have been mixed in, sift the self raising flour into the mixture

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Add the lemon zest

Add the lemon zest

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Combine the mixture until it is smooth

Combine the mixture until it is smooth

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Thoroughly butter a loaf tin using a piece of kitchen roll

Thoroughly butter a loaf tin using a piece of kitchen roll

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Line with grease proof paper

Line with grease proof paper

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Spoon the cake mixture into the tin

Spoon the cake mixture into the tin

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Smooth the mixture with a spoon

Smooth the mixture with a spoon

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The cake is now ready to go in the oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes. To test whether the cake is ready, prick a thin skewer into the centre. If it comes out clean then your cake is done!

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When the cake is ready, remove from the oven and leave to cool

When the cake is ready, remove from the oven and leave to cool

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Meanwhile... juice 1.5 lemons

Meanwhile... juice 1.5 lemons

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Add the lemon juice to 85g of caster sugar and mix together. This will form your glaze

Add the lemon juice to 85g of caster sugar and mix together. This will form your glaze

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Use a fork to prick holes all over the top of your cake

Use a fork to prick holes all over the top of your cake

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Whilst the cake is sill warm and in the tin, pour the lemony sugar mix over the cake. Make sure to get an even coverage!

Whilst the cake is sill warm and in the tin, pour the lemony sugar mix over the cake. Make sure to get an even coverage!

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Once the cake is fully glazed, leave it in the tin until it is completely cool

Once the cake is fully glazed, leave it in the tin until it is completely cool

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Once the cake has cooled it can be removed from the tin and sliced to serve... Enjoy!

Once the cake has cooled it can be removed from the tin and sliced to serve... Enjoy!

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