So I love classic cakes, just simple, straightforward cakes with minimal fuss and this lemon drizzle cake ticks all the boxes for me. It’s super easy to make, satisfyingly buttery and just dense enough with a zingy lemon-y glaze. I followed this recipe but I used this recipe for the drizzle.
225g salted butter, room temperature
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
For the drizzle topping:
Juice of 1 – 1½ lemons
225g icing sugar
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan forced.
Step 1. Beat together 225g butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy.
Step 2. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after beating in the egg.
Step 3. Sift in 225g self-raising flour
Step 4. Add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined.
Spoon mixture into a greaseproof paper lined loaf tin (8 x 21cm) and level the top. Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
To make the lemon drizzle icing, mix the 225g icing sugar with the 1½ lemon juice. The consistency should be well, drizzle-able, if it’s too runny just add a bit more icing sugar. Be sure to stir well so there’s no icing sugar lumps- using a hand whisk helps with the lumps. While the cake is still warm, poke holes with skewer then pour over the icing. Let cool and serve.
Weeeewwwwwww! Slice and enjoy with a nice mug of tea! Happy iso baking!