Mother's Day recipe: Treat her to this yummy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Published Thursday, Mar 12 2015, 19:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Stuck at what to get your mum for Mother's Day? Ditch the shop-bought stuff and get creative by baking this delicious lemon drizzle cake recipe that's bound to impress her.

Lemon drizzle cake from Rachel's

© Rachel's

The fresh taste of lemon is combined into a sweet and moist cake that's too good to resist! It's then topped with a sweet and sticky icing for that extra special touch. Just make sure you don't eat the whole thing yourself!


  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • Grated zest & juice of 2 lemons
  • 120g Rachel's Greek Style natural low fat yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 175 self raising flour
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 150g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon water


1 Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.Grease and line around 15cm/6 ”loose bottom cake tin.

2 Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.

3 Add the grated zest of lemons and yogurt then add the eggs.

4 Add the flour, mix well and spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, ensure a level surface.

5 Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown or until a skewer comes out clean.

6 Transfer to a cooling wire.

7 In a small saucepan add the juice of the lemons with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and allow to
reduce on a high heat. Leave to cool slightly.

8 Using a skewer or cocktail stick prick the cake all over and then pour the lemon sugar syrup all over the top,
allow it to soak in.

9 Leave to cool completely before icing.

10 Mix the icing sugar with the water until a runny paste consistency is achieved. Using a spoon drizzle the icing liberally backwards and forwards over the cake.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

35 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 1 large cake

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