How to Bake a Summery Lemon Drizzle Cake

by Amalie Munk

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


  • 225 Grams unsalted butter
  • 225 Grams Caster sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 225 Grams Self-rising flour
  • 85 Grams Caster sugar (for drizzle)
  • Juice of 1.5 lemons
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    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.

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

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

    Step 7

    Add the lemon zest

    Step 8

    Combine the mixture until it is smooth

    Step 9

    Thoroughly butter a loaf tin using a piece of kitchen roll

    Step 10

    Line with grease proof paper

    Step 11

    Spoon the cake mixture into the tin

    Step 12

    Smooth the mixture with a spoon

    Step 13

    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!

    Step 14

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

    Step 15

    Meanwhile... juice 1.5 lemons

    Step 16

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

    Step 17

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

    Step 18

    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!

    Step 19

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

    Step 20

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