Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Lemon Drizzle Cake – with its beautifully light sponge and fresh, zesty flavours – is a timeless classic that we can't seem to tire of, not that we want to! What’s more, this small-batch version of our lemon drizzle cake recipe means that you can enjoy a cheeky slice of cake even more often!

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This recipe was created by the talented baker Anna. You can find more of her wonderful creations through her Instagram channel @anna_wierzbinska, or via her website.

  • 100 g unsalted butter softened
  • 125 g Tate & Lyle pure cane caster sugar
  • 1 large egg,beaten
  • 125 g self-rising flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 80 ml yogurt or cream natural or Greek yogurt is fine, so is single, double or sour cream
For the drizzle
  • 100 g Tate & Lyle icing sugar
  • 1/2 small lemon, juice only

Follow this six-step lemon drizzle cake recipe for the ultimate zesty yumminess!

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C (fan). Grease and line a 1lb loaf tin with baking paper and set aside.


  1. In a bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed, until pale and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Change speed to low and add beaten egg, a little at a time, mixing well after each addition, until you have incorporated all the egg.


  1. Sift in half of the flour and salt into the butter mix and using a spatula, fold it gently. Add yoghurt or cream and fold again. Sift in the remaining flour and add 1 tsp of lemon zest and gently fold together until combined.


  1. Transfer the batter into a baking tin and bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the tin.


  1. To make the glaze: mix the icing sugar and lemon juice, until smooth. If you prefer a thicker glaze, add more icing sugar, if you prefer a runnier and thinner glaze, add more lemon juice.


  1. Poke the cake all over with a skewer or cocktail stick and pour the glaze over the top. Add the remaining lemon zest on top of the cake. Slice & enjoy!