Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is the PERFECT simple cake to make in a hurry... It's really quick to make, and tastes great. There's no need to mess around with icing it so there's even less washing up! 

Children will love the tangy lemon topping.. actually adults will too if this text is anything to go by "Lemon cake was amazeballs, kept licking the top to get the lemon taste"! Love it!!!

For the cake:
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp Irish honey
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp GF baking powder

Preheat oven to 160d (fan). Line an 8" square tin with baking parchment. 

Start by melting the butter, honey, lemon zest & juice together with vanilla extract. 

Whisk in eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. 

Finally stir in ground almonds and baking powder until well combined. Do not over-beat. 

Pour into lined tin.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until firm to the touch. 

For the syrup: 
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Irish honey

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. 

Bring to a rolling boil for 30-40 seconds until thickened and syrup-like. 

Pour syrup over warm cake.

Set aside to cool before cutting into squares. 


  1. Holy mother of god I am salivating. That's tomorrow sorted!!

  2. Msy seem like a stupid question new to baking .. what is a rolling boil??? Thx

    1. Just allowing the liquid to gently boil... ie. a heat high enough to keep boiling, but low enough not to burn the mixture or destroy your saucepan. Hope that helps :)

    2. Thanks for that. Now I have to say was a bit (ok ...very) sceptical about how it would taste as am useless in the kitchen kest alone trying something new and healthy but have to say... YUMYUMYUM IN MY YUM. First attempt not bad as I am a divil for not following measurements!! Can't wait try it again!!!

    3. Sorry ...yum in TUM!!

    4. Delighted you enjoyed it :) Thanks for letting me know... It's always good to get feedback...

  3. So easy to make and last a good few days without drying out!! Will make again!