Lemon drizzle cake..

Wonderful moist and lemony, this cake is a favourite at coffee morning and afternoon tea. A lemon and sugar syrup is poured over the cooked cake and allowed to soak through, so that the whole cake is sweet and tangy. Store in a airtight container for up to five days.


Finely grated rind of 2 lemons
175g/6oz/scant 1 cup castor
(Superfine) sugar, plus 5ml/1 tsp
225g/8oz/1 cup unsalted vegan butter, softened
4 vegan eggs
225g/8 oz/2 cups (self-raising) flour
3 ml/1 tsp baking powder
Shredded rind of 1 lemon, to decorate

For the syrup

Juice of 1 lemon
150g/5oz/3/4 cup castor
(Superfine) sugar


1.Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas 3. Grease and line base and sides of an 18-20cm/7-8in round deep cake tin (pan) with baking parchment.

2.mix the lemon rind and sugar together in a bowl.

3.In a large bowl, beat the butter with the lemon and sugar mixture until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs little at a time.

4.Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture in three batches and beat well.

5.Turn the batter into the prepared tin and smooth the top level. Bake for 1 ½ hours or until the golden brown and springy to the touch.

  1. To make the syrup, slowly beat the juice with the sugar until dissolved.

7.Prick the cake top with a skewer and pour over the syrup. Sprinkle over the shredded lemon rind and 5ml/1 tsp sugar, then leave to cool remove the lining paper.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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