Lemon Drizzle Cake

If you love lemon drizzle cake and all things lemony, then this cake is for you!it is moist, tangy and packed with lemon flavours,with a thick icing on the top. Absolutely delicious.

It is famously known as Starbucks Lemon drizzle Cake as it is a hot selling item there,but I have been eating this cake since my childhood as my Mom used to bake it….but with different name…Madeira Cake.

My mom has a huge collection of baking books from various international writers with amazing recipes and this one is adapted from one of those…

Today my blog is 11 years old so posting this as a tribute to my first baking teacher my Mom,Mrs Meena Shrikant Nerurkar ❤️

11 years back had started my blog by posting one of my mom’s another hit recipe of orange cake…

So here goes this amazing recipe…do give it a try.


100 gm Butter.

130 gm Sugar.

150 gm Flour(maida)

2 Eggs

1tsp Baking Powder.

1/2 tsp Lemon Essence.

1/2 tsp Lemon Yellow Colour.

Juice of 1/2 Lemon.

Rind of 1 Lemon(grated skin of Lemon)

For Glaze:

1/2 cup Icing Sugar.

1 tbsp Lemon juice.


Grease baking tin with melted butter and flour,dust off extra flour.

Sieve together flour and baking powder thrice,Keep aside.

Cream butter and sugar with electric blender till it becomes light and fluffy.

Add egg one at a time,continue beating.

Add essence,colour,lemon rind and lemon juice.

Start Preheating oven.

Fold in flour.Batter should be of dropping consistency.(when droped from spoon,should fall down smoothly)

Add little milk if required.

Pour into lined/greased baking tin.

Bake at 180 degree C for 30 minutes.

Insert a small knife in center to check if baked properly(knife should come out clean)

Invert on cooling mesh,demould and let it cool completly.

For Glaze:

Mix together lemon juice and icing sugar untill smooth and lump free,pour on the top of the cake.Let it cool completly, garnish with lemon slices.

Cut into pieces and enjoy.

Happy Cooking !!!


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