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Bake a classic lemon drizzle cake with this easy recipe, perfect for everyday baking and occasions. Find more cake recipes at BBC Good Food.


Servings

Cuts into 10 slices

Total time

60 minutes


Ingredients

  • 225 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225 g self-raising flour 
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • juice 1½ lemons
  • 85 g caster sugar


Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  2. Beat together 225g softened unsalted butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.
  3. Sift in 225g self-raising flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined.
  4. Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.
  5. Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  6. While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the juice of 1 ½ lemons and 85g caster sugar to make the drizzle.
  7. Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle – the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping.
  8. Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve. Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.

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