Rosie Dummer’s Zesty Lemon Drizzle Cake

When life gives you lemons…


For the cake:

  • 250g butter or margarine
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 5 eggs
  • Grated rind of 3 lemons

For the lemon drizzle:

  • 110g icing sugar
  • Lemon juice as required


  1. Prepare the oven at 170C and grease or line a loaf pan.
  2. Beat together the butter or margarine and the sugar.
  3. One by one gently beat in the eggs and with each egg add a tablespoon of the flour.
  4. Gently mix in the remaining flour and the lemon rind.
  5. Fill and level in your pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a probe comes out clean.
  6. Mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice until runny.
  7. Whilst the cake is still a little warm, poke some holes and drizzle juice all over.
  8. Allow the cake to cool, turn out and pour a final drizzle.