Lemon drizzle cake

This lemon cake is zingy, bright and oh-so tasty.
Lemon drizzle cake

This cake really heroes lemon, using it in the cake, the syrup and that gorgeous glaze. Serve this lemon cake with a dollop of cream to end a dinner party. Or with a cuppa at afternoon tea.

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Lemon glaze


1.Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Grease a deep 20cm square or 18cm round cake pan; line the base with baking paper.
2.Beat the butter, extract, rind and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the ground almonds and sifted flour. Spread mixture into the prepared pan; smooth the top. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
3.Meanwhile, combine the extra sugar and juice in a small saucepan; stir over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
4.Prick the surface of the cake all over with a skewer. Pour the hot syrup over hot cake. Allow the cake to cool in the pan.
5.Make the lemon glaze. Combine sifted icing sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth. Transfer the cake to a serving plate; spoon over the lemon glaze.

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