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JILL BAKES | Lemon Drizzle Cake

Jill Bakes smiling with lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake is one of my top tier cakes... I promise this recipe is SO easy, even if you’re not a baker I reckon you should give it a go.

It is moist (sorry if you hate that word), citrusy and so light!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer


A 2lb loaf tin (or two 1lb loaf tins) and loaf tin liners (or greaseproof paper)

For the cake:

200g caster sugar

200g unsalted butter

4 large eggs

220g self-raising flour, sifted

1 lemon, zested and juiced

For the drizzle:

4 tbsp caster sugar

Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tbsp)

For the icing:

4 tbsp icing sugar

Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tbsp)

Lemon drizzle cake


Preheat oven to 160 degrees fan.

Put your loaf tin liner into the tin or grease and line a tin if you don't have a liner.

Beat the caster sugar, butter and most of the lemon zest together in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Leave a small amount of zest aside for decoration later.

Add the eggs and sift in the flour. Mix until smooth for 1-2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and combine.

Pour into the lined loaf tin and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean.

Make the drizzle by mixing the caster sugar with the lemon juice. Once the cake is cooked, poke holes in the cake with a skewer and use a pastry brush to add the drizzle. Leave to cool in the tin.

Mix the icing sugar together with about 1-2 tbsp lemon juice. It needs to be quite thick.

Drizzle over the cake once cooled a little and sprinkle over the lemon zest. Slice and enjoy!


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill Bakes - a young woman standing in kitchen smiling holding a whisk and bowl

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 52,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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