Lemon drizzle cake

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It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?




    • STEP 1

      Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

    • STEP 2

      Beat together the butter and caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add the eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.

    • STEP 3

      Sift in the self-raising flour, then add the lemon zest and mix until well combined.

    • STEP 4

      Line a 2 lb (about 14 x 24cm) loaf tin with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.

    • STEP 5

      Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

    • STEP 6

      While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the lemon juice and caster sugar to make the drizzle.

    • STEP 7

      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.

    • STEP 8

      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.


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