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Lemon Drizzle Loaf

Lemon Drizzle Loaf
I'm going to be frantically baking this week as hubby's Cricket Tea is this Saturday (weather looks dodgy at the moment though). I started with this Lemon Drizzle Loaf by Tana Ramsey....and it's good.

225g unsalted butter , softened
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
finely grated zest 1 lemon
225g self-raising flour
juice 11⁄2 lemon
85g caster sugar

Step 1: Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy, then add the eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through. Sift in the flour, then add the lemon zest and mix until well combined. Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.
Step 2: Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the lemon juice and sugar to make the drizzle. 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. 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.


  1. You can't beat Tana's recipe for Lemon Drizzle. I'm not hot on what cakes freeze as we only have a tiny fridge top freezer, but how about something like malt loaf or brownies?

  2. Hi Jules, I was thinking of a malt loaf only this am. Might see what recipes I can find.

  3. This is one of my favorite kinds of cakes - simple and yet delicious - and lemon drizzle? I LOVE IT!

  4. Your lemon drizzle cake looks yummy.

    I'd love a recipe for malt loaf if you've got one. Another blogger was talking about Soreen, and now I'm craving some.

  5. That looks wonderful. I love how fresh and light lemon cakes are. The crunchy lemon drizzle makes it even better.

  6. If your interested, this is the recipe I use for malt loaf.

  7. Thanks Jules, will get ingredients in lunch hour!

  8. I've been craving lemon drizzled cake-I want it with fresh berries. Yum-yours looks great.

  9. I haven't tried Tana's recipe - but after seeing it blogged about a couple of times now I must give it a go.
    I always use a recipe by Mary Berry and this too is wonderful. Lemon Drizzle cake is always a winner.

  10. Looks idiot proof to me! I might have to try it. You have a lovely blog here... just found you from Maninas.

  11. Lemon loaf is always a great standby:D

  12. Looks delicious!

    If you're still looking for ideas, you could do miniature treacle tarts in a bun (or mince pie) tin. Little cherry bakewells always go down well, too.

  13. Mmm lemon loaf. I've been wanting to make a lemon yogurt loaf!

  14. This looks great! I have just found your blog via the Foodie Blog Roll, and was surprised to see another Cornish blogger. Well, sort of - I don't live there anymore but wish I did!

  15. Thank you ,this has been a famiy fav for years but the page has gone out of the free recipe book i got 20 years ago have just made it for her birthday cake


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