Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake


For those of us who love lemon, this is the perfect lemon drizzle cake. This cake is wonderfully moist, fruity, and not too sweet. It also freezes well and is good to have on hand when guests drop by for afternoon tea.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 4 ounces white sugar

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 8 ounces all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 3 medium lemons, zested and juiced

Lemon Glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a 1-pound loaf tin with parchment paper.

  2. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour and baking powder together and fold into the batter until well blended. Add lemon zest and juice and mix well. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf tin and level the top with a knife.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake begins to turn golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and place tin on a wire rack.

  4. Mix together powdered sugar and lemon juice for the lemon glaze in a small bowl.

  5. Drizzle glaze all over the top of the warm cake while it is still in the pan. Allow to cool completely, about 1 hour before removing from the pan and slicing into 8 pieces.

Cook's Note:

This cake freezes well. Allow 8 hours to thaw after being in the freezer.

Editor's Note:

The original recipe is in metric. If you have a scale, you can measure out 110 g butter, 110 g sugar, and 225 g flour for the cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
13g Fat
46g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 109mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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