How To Make Lemon Cake

How To Make Lemon Cake

Sweet and tangy, this perfect lemon drizzle cake is easy to make. You'll love our simple lemon cake recipe.

Step 1: You will need:

Step 2: Preheat oven

Heat your oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease a 20cm round cake tin and line it with greaseproof paper.

Step 3: Mixture

Beat 225g softened, unsalted butter with 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy. Then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through. Sift in 225g self-raising flour, then finely grate the zest of 1 lemon and mix this in until everything's well combined. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the top.

Step 4: Bake

Bake in your pre-heated oven for 45-50 mins. You can tell when the cake's ready by inserting a thin skewer into the centre. If it comes out clean the cake is cooked. While the cake is cooling in its tin, juice one and a half lemons and mix the juice with 85g caster sugar.

Step 5: Drizzle

Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the sugared lemon juice - the liquid will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping. Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve.