Lemon Drizzle Cake – Straight from the garden

31 May

Our little lemon tree at the bottom of the garden has been working over time and has produced an abundance of  fruit. Probably not surprising given the amount of rain that we seem to have had in Sydney recently.  So in homage to the lemon tree and the rain I thought I would make best use of the fruit and bake a home made lemon drizzle cake….so simple and yummy.

(lemons from my garden)

Lemon Drizzle Cake


225g Unsalted butter (softened)

225g Caster sugar

4 Eggs

Finely grated zest of one lemon

225g Self raising flour

For the Drizzle topping…...

Juice of one and a half lemons

85g Caster sugar


Heat the oven to 180 degree C (160 if you have a fan assisted oven)

Beat together the sugar and butter until pale and creamy.

Add the eggs, one at a time…slowly mixing through…

Sift in the flour.

Mix in the Lemon Zest

Pour mixture into a lined / greased loaf tin and level the top with a spoon.

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

While the cake is cooling mix together the sugar and the lemon juice.  Prick the cake all over with a fork whilst still warm and pour over the drizzle mixture.  The nice will sink into the cake and the sugar will create a really nice tangy crust.  Leave to completely cool in the tin…. put on the kettle and serve up a slice or two for afternoon tea!

And hey presto…here is one I prepared earlier……….let me know how you go!!

…On with the colourful journey…….


Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Australia, Recipes, Uncategorized


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9 responses to “Lemon Drizzle Cake – Straight from the garden

  1. frugalfeeding

    May 31, 2012 at 7:58 am

    One of my favourite types of cake – this looks SO delicious!

    • birdcagedesign

      May 31, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Hi there…. mine too, and it is soo easy to make which is good. 🙂

  2. This Sydney Life

    May 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Very impressive styling, Miss BCD. Who doesn’t love a lemon drizzle cake? AND, with your own lemons, no less. When are Sparks & I coming over for a tea & cake…?

    • birdcagedesign

      May 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      The door is always open 🙂 although all the cake is gone!!

  3. lepiratelife

    June 1, 2012 at 12:26 am

    This looks delicious!

    • birdcagedesign

      June 1, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Thank you for stopping by. It is really yum, and so very easy to make… if you try let me know how you get on.:-)

  4. thecircleofit

    June 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

    that looks amazing!!!! yum to lemon!!!!!!!!!!


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