Lemon Drizzle Slices

sweet yet tart lemon cake
Sweet yet tart lemon cake
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For the cake:
70 g Unsalted butter softened
120 g Caster sugar
2 Eggs medium
140 g Self-raising flour
1 tsp Baking powder
Zest of 1 Lemon finely grated
1 tbsp Lemon curd
2 tbsp Milk full-fat
For the drizzle topping:
30 g Granulated sugar
Juice of 1 Lemon
For the icing:
250 g Icing sugar
3 tbsp Water
To garnish:
Zest of ½ Lemon

Nutritional information

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  • For the drizzle topping:

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  • To garnish:

Lemon Drizzle Slices


This recipe Lemon Drizzle Slices is one of my go-to baking recipes. I absolutely love the sweet yet tart combination of ingredients. It is a very versatile cake too. Sometimes I just add the drizzle topping, but if I am feeling fancy or I’m in the mood for more sweetness, I make a white icing which I pour over the cooled cake and leave to set before serving.

I start by making the actual cake. To do this, I beat butter and sugar together before adding eggs, flour, baking powder, lemon zest, lemon curd and milk. I pour this simple cake mixture into a cake pan and bake in the oven. While the cake is baking, I prepare the drizzle topping and icing and have them ready to go once the cake is cooked and cooled.

To make Lemon Drizzle Slices, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Lemon Drizzle Slices

Steps to make Lemon Drizzle Slices


Heat the oven and prepare a pan


Preheat the oven to 355 °F. Line an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.


Combine butter and sugar


Beat 70 grams of butter and 120 grams of sugar together with an electric mixer until they are fluffy and pale.


Add the eggs


Break two eggs into the mixture and beat well until fully combined.


Add the remaining ingredients


Add 140 grams of self-raising flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, the zest 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of lemon curd and 2 tablespoons of full-fat milk. Combine using a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are mixed together.




Transfer the cake mixture to the pan and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.


Make the drizzle


Combine 30 grams of granulated sugar and the juice of 1 lemon in a small jug or bowl. Pour this mixture over the hot cake and leave to cool in the tin.


Prepare icing


Mix 250 grams icing sugar with enough water to give a spreadable consistency, but not watery icing.


Decorate cake


Remove the cooled cake from the tin and discard the parchment paper. Place the cake on a wire rack over a plate or baking sheet. Spoon the icing over the top of the cake and spread using a knife. Leave to set.




Garnish with grated lemon zest and cut into slices.

This Lemon Drizzle Slices recipe will become one of your go-to recipes with its delicious drizzle glaze to add sweet and zesty flavor. Try it soon and come back to leave a comment below.

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Total Reviews: 21
Miley Moron

Well, I don't have a mixer so I had to do it all by hand but it was worth it just a lot of work for sure.

Nahla Mastropolo

That's the second recipe that I happen to notice that it's from this Jeff person, last one I made was the Italian chicken and it was really good so I don't think that I'll be disappointed by this cake.

Nya Kley

I was looking to make something both sweet and sourish and here we are :-]

Gretchen Takaki

Lemon cake slices with some tea sounds like a great idea, well, on it!

Mariella Eckrote

Well that was another great lemon cake that I've found here. I already made the lemon sponge one and it was epic. Thank you to whoever is running this place and all the people that share their recipes.

Flora Ollivier

It took 50 minutes to bake so that was slightly off but other than that it was okay.

Sandra Koechner

My daughter just made it for me, it's my birthday today and she wanted to bake me a cake...she's 6 and that's the cutest thing ever!!!! The cake is delicious by the way <3

Opal Nighbert

Having it right now with my coffee after a long day of work, the view is amazing and nothing could make this evening better, I'm a happy man.

Arely Baab

My friend has her birthday in 17 days, I'm not so good with cooking but I bet that even I can make this, I will make one for a test just to make sure that I've got this and then just wait for the day before the big day to make another!!!

Kimber Fonvielle

This is perfect for someone like me that hasn't had any experience with baking, thanks a lot.

Aryana Gicker

I cut it in multiple slices and added lemon buttercream atop of each, so cute <3

Kaycee Visco

Damn everything is exactly on point, like no kidding it took me 1 hour and 5 minutes haha, instructions are clear and simple, the taste is really good, I can't see anything wrong with it, a 5 star recipe, well done!!

Amaia Pottratz

I covered it in strawberry frosting, needless to say that it turned out perfect <3

Mercy Abramson

Thanks for sharing this great recipe, luckily there are people that can make anything taste amazing.

Marisol Mihara

I added a bit of something to it after I took it out of the oven and let it stay for a bit, here's a tip, cut in three horizontal slices and smear some cream cheese frosting on each, you'll love it!

Eisley Bismark

Kinda lacking something in my opinion but wasnt owful.

Charlize Fretty

Indeed just as the title states, the easiest cake I've ever made, thank you!

Laney Wiedmer

Even though it didn't have anything special added to it, it was actually much better than what I expected, 10/10 will make again.

Dayanna Baglieri

Real smooth texture, I love it. Wrote it down and will definitely experiment with it, has potential to be even better!

Kalani Kechichian

I know that it's supposed to be simple and easy but I'd really like for it to have something more added to it..i'll have to play around with the recipe i guess


Amazing! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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