Lemon Drizzle Cake

When I think of spring bakes, I think of lemon drizzle cake - the colours and the smell is basically just spring all mixed together in one delicious cake! I very almost did a rocky road instead of this bake, but I thought we might all need a bit of a chocolate break after Easter!! (Don't worry though, if you're a chocoholic like me - the rocky road post is on it's way very soon!!) It's also a super super easy bake, so if you fancy channeling your inner Nigella, carry on reading!! Also, thank you to the lovely Tanya Burr, who insprired me to do this bake! I was browsing through her old videos and this one that she did with Zoe really made me chuckle (as they all do!) I mean, it's not quite up to their standard of presentation, I need a little (?!) bit more practice, but I'm getting there - and at the end of the day, it still tasted delicious and honestly, it was polished off in no time! I hope you enjoy this super easy bake! I also hope you are all had a lovely time off over Easter and enjoyed the nice weather (?) and ate way too much chocolate - I definitely did! If you give this bake a go yourself be sure to take lots of pictures and tweet them at me (@jemmasimplelife) I would love to see! Or you can let me know how the bake turned out in the comments below!! 

• 3 eggs 
• 170g self raising flour 
170g caster flour 
• 170g butter
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 110g icing sugar
• 2 lemons

1. Cream together the sugar and butter until well combined, then add in the flour and baking powder until mixed together well. Mix in the zest of 2 lemons (you zest by rubbing a sharp object against the skin of the lemons)
2.Grease a tin and pour in the mixture, bake at 180 degrees for around 30-45 minutes (or until a knife comes out clean)
3. Whilst the cake is baking make the drizzle by mixing together the icing sugar and the juice of the lemons.
4. Once the cake is baked, poke small holes into the top and pour over your drizzle


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much - lemon drizzle cake is a huge weakness of mine!! x

  2. This cake looks so good, I am definitely going to try baking it sometime soon - thanks for sharing the recipe!


    1. No problem!! Let me know how it turns out! :) x

  3. This make me so so hungry, it looks delicious! I have to try it :)


    1. Let me know if you do try it! :) It's so delicious and easy to do! x

  4. Wow just stumbled back across your beautiful blog! This looks soooo delicious and has made me super hungry for cake! X

    Talia // Floral Anchors

    1. Awh! Thanks so much!! To be honest, it's making me super hungry for cake too!! x

  5. It looks very delicious! Definitely adding this recipe in my recipes book :) Also, videos with Tanya and Zoe never fail to make me laugh! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    1. Thanks so much! Let me know if you ever decide to bake it - and save some for me!! xx

  6. Now I am craving for one.... Looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing. :)