A perfect recipe for Easter weekend: Gluten-Free Lemon Drizzle Cake

Published Thursday, Apr 17 2014, 11:10 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It's the colour of sunshine and tastes literally of summer. So why not have a go at baking this amazing gluten-free lemon drizzle cake this Easter holiday?

Lemon drizzle is a firm favourite but just because you're gluten intolerant, it doesn't mean you should miss out on this lovely cake. Also, it'll be a welcome change from the chocolate onslaught we're about to experience this weekend!

Lemon drizzle cake

© Whitworths


  • 170g butter
  • 250g Whitworths Caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 lemons, zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 170g gluten and wheat-free white self-raising flour, sieved
  • 25g Whitworths Demerara sugar


1 Preheat the oven to 180c/gas mark 4.

2 Line an 18cm/7inch loaf tin with oiled greaseproof paper. Beat the butter, 170g caster sugar and vanilla for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

3 Add the eggs and lemon zest and continue to beat for 2-3 minutes. Next, add the juice of half a lemon, milk and beat to combine.

4 Add the flour and gently mix to combine thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into the tin and tap the cake tin gently a few times on the counter top to flatten out the top.

5 Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

6 Meanwhile gently heat the remaining lemon juice and 80g caster sugar in a small pan to dissolve and allow to reduce to a syrupy consistency over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

7 Remove the cake from the oven and prick all over with a fork.

8 Carefully spoon the hot lemon syrup over the cake and finally sprinkle over the syrup to settle.

9 Remove the cake from the tin onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely before serving.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 1 loaf - approximately 10 slices

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