Lemon Drizzle Slices Recipe

Lemon Drizzle is a popular cake worldwide. 

It can be eaten on many different occasions such as birthdays, general parties, afternoon teas, and even just a Wednesday night for dessert. So, if you’re interested in learning how to make this delicious cake, we’ve got you. The recipe is below.

For the cake

  • 70g softened unsalted butter
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon curd
  • 2 tbsp full-fat milk

For the drizzle topping

  • 30g granulated sugar
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • splash of yellow food colouring



  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Line a 20 x 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment.
  2. Using an electric whisk to beat the butter and sugar together until pale, light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix again. Add the flour, baking powder, lemon zest, lemon curd and milk, and mix with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  3. Mix the sugar and lemon juice together and pour over the hot cake, then leave to cool in the tin. You can eat the cake as it is, or for a fancy finish, try making some feather icing.
  4. Mix the icing sugar with just enough water to give a runny, but not watery, icing. Put a small amount of icing in a separate bowl. Add a few drops of the food colouring to the icing until pale yellow. Spoon into a disposable icing bag.
  5. Remove the cake from the tin and peel off the baking parchment. Sit the cake on a wire rack over a baking tray. Spread the white icing over the top. Pipe thin lines of the coloured icing across the width of the cake. Use a cocktail stick to drag through the lines in opposite directions to create a feathered effect. Leave to set before cutting into slices.

Recipe courtesy of BBC GoodFood. 

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