Lemon Drizzle Cake

I saw this recipe over at Passion Fruit Garden and if Glenda says its a winner then it is a must try.  Thanks Glenda, we thoroughly enjoyed this lovely cake, although think it would be as lovely without the syrup over the top.

Lemon drizzle cake 1

Lemon Drizzle Cake



125g butter
Zest of 2 lemons
1¼ cups caster sugar
2 eggs
¼ cup lemon juice
¾ cup natural yogurt
1¼ cups flour
1½ tsp baking powder


¼ cup sugar
Zest of one lemon
⅛ cup lemon juice

Optional:  Powdered sugar for decorating


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Line the bottom of a 20-22 cm cake tin with baking paper and grease the sides with butter.
  3. Cream the butter, lemon zest and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.
  5. Add the lemon juice and yogurt and mix well.
  6. Sift together the flour and baking powder and add to the main mixture – lightly mix together.
  7. Place batter into the prepared tin.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until the cake is firm to touch.
  9. Meanwhile, combine the syrup ingredients in a small saucepan and heat to dissolve the sugar.
  10. When the cake is cooked, remove from the oven, allow to sit for couple of minutes and transfer to a serving plate.
  11. Whilst the cake is still warm,  pour the syrup evenly over it.
  12. Once completely cooled, sprinkle with powered sugar.

Lemon drizzle cake 2


34 thoughts on “Lemon Drizzle Cake

    • The cake looked a little bland so prettified it a little with the powered sugar. Thoroughly enjoyed this and will definitely try it with different flavours – orange is next on the list. Have a wonderful day Charlie. 🙂 xo

  1. It looks stunning and is one of my favourite cakes! My mum used to make something similar when I was young (in fact, that and creme caramel were her only 2 desserts for many years!) so it brings back happy memories!

  2. Hi Mandy. I really enjoyed this cake. My sister made the cake without the syrup but I think the syrup really made it. Mine settled like lemon toffee on top. It really gave the cake zing.

    • Hi Glenda, my lemon syrup didn’t go toffee like. Then again, don’t think we gave it long enough before gobbling down. 😀 I was thinking of using orange next time around. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂 xo

  3. What an absolutely gorgeous cake Miss Mandy, I love the icing detail on top so much, simple yet really very pretty. 🙂 Hope you are keeping well my beautiful friend. Hugs and loves from a flippin freezing Canberra, we had snow in town for the first time in years and years last week, tis shaping up for another round again tonight. Le sigh! Talk soon. Mwah. xox

  4. Oh, Mandy. For me, there’s something utterly irresistible about a cake with a drizzle of a citrus-y syrup on top. My will power goes out the window as I ask for more helpings. Best to serve me last, lest I devour it before anyone else gets a taste.

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