Quick & Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake


I haven’t baked in such a long time as I’ve been extremely busy with work and preparations from University. So when a colleague of mine asked if I would bake something for our last shift together I went on the hunt for a quick and easy recipe, and that’s how I discovered this recipe. I found this recipe on Fabulous Hannah’s YouTube channel – click here, and she made it sound fool proof so I thought it would be perfect.


For the Cake – 100g Softened Butter (I used Stork), 175g Caster Sugar, 175g Self Raising Flour, 2 Large Eggs, 1 tsp Baking Powder, 4 tbsp Milk, Finely grated rind of 1 Lemon.

For the Drizzle – 100g Caster Sugar & Juice of 1 Lemon.


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Choose a baking tin of your choice (I went for a loaf tin) and grease with butter, then line with greaseproof paper.
  2. Measure all of the cake ingredients as described above, and tip into a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients together until they are smooth and combined, you can do this by hand or using an electronic mixer (I did this as I find it saves time). Carefully fold the mixture into your cake tin.
  3. Bake the cake in the oven for 30-40 minutes. The cake should be golden brown, and if you place a knife/skewer through the centre of the cake it should be clean when removed
  4. Whilst the cake is in the oven, it’s time to make your Lemon Drizzle! Mix the juice of your lemon with 100g of caster sugar in a small bowl. Once your cake is out of the oven, pour the drizzle over the cake whilst the cake is still hot.
  5. Leave your cake to completely cool before removing from the tin, the top of your cake should be nice and crispy from the drizzle.

I enjoyed making this lemon cake as it was very easy, and didn’t take much time at all. The cake turned out very moist and flavourful – it went down really well with my work colleagues so I will definitely be baking this again in future. If I had more recipes that were this quick and simple I would definitely bake more often.

What are your favourite quick and easy baking recipes? I’d love to see your photos if you decide to try this recipe too.

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10 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

  1. My mom is the queen of lemon drizzle, I’m pretty sure she uses a recipe really similar to this one! I’m literally addicted!
    Nicky x | teaandtakeaways.wordpress.com


  2. This looks amazing I love baking posts! I have one up on my page but I’m definitely going to do more soon I miss baking! Thanks for the inspiration:)



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