Simple Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Our Afternoon Teas are always popular here at Wolfscastle, and if you love baking cakes as much as we do, why not try this quick and easy Lemon Drizzle Recipe yourself at home!




  • 115 g unsalted butter , softened
  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 180 g ground almonds
  • 30 g poppy seeds
  • 2 lemons , zest and juice of
  • 125 g self-raising flour , sifted


  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 90 g lemon juice


  • 225 g icing sugar
  • 1 lemon , zest and juice of



    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Take a 20cm springform cake tin and grease and line the bottom and sides with grease-proof paper.
    2. Take an electric whisk and beat the butter with the caster sugar until light and creamy.  Beat in the eggs, adding them one by one. Carefully fold in each of your poppy seeds, ground almonds, the lemon zest and juice and the sifted flour. Spoon the mix into the prepared cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until lightly golden. A simple way to test to see if the cake is cooked is by poking a cocktail stick directly into the sponge. Remove it after a few seconds and if the cocktail comes out clean the cake is cooked; if slightly sticky it needs a little longer, so pop it back in the oven. Allow the cake time to cool on a rack.
    3. The next task is to make the lemon syrup. Heat the sugar and lemon juice in a pan until the sugar has dissolved. While your cake is still warm, take a cocktail stick and make lots of little holes in the top and pour your syrup over.
    4. To make your icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl before adding the lemon zest and juice, stirring until smooth. When your cake is almost cool, place it on a serving plate and pour the icing carefully over the top. To achieve the desired ‘drizzle’ effect, pour it on to the middle of the cake, and allow the gravity to disperse the icing down the sides. Give it a helping hand with a spoon if you want.


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