Wednesday 27 March 2013

This takes the cake! Lemon Drizzle Cake!

Take a bite into this Lemon Drizzle cake, and you'll be taken to another place. A place so wonderful that your body goes into autopilot, and 10 seconds later you come back to reality and realize that you've just taken so many bites that half of the cake is gone. And you didn't take any pictures. In fact, you only took five. Oops!

My dear friends, this is what happened to me. I don't remember the last time I went crazy over any dessert! I have eaten lemon cake many times, but never have I eaten one as delicious as this. I love this cake!!

This is quick to make and perfect for transport to the family egg hunt or to a picnic. It is excellent the next day as the drizzle keeps it very moist. I devoured the little bit we had left over the next day, each time passing by the kitchen nipping off a little bite and promising it is the last one..... I can't wait to make this again!

Joan's Lemon Drizzle Cake 

1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened (1 cube + more for greasing the pan)
3/4 c. superfine sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
3 lemons, juice and zest chopped
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. whole milk
1/2 c. confectioners sugar, sifted

Preheat oven to 350 F, butter and flour a 9 " loaf pan

In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Gradually beat in the eggs and mix until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon zest, flour and baking powder, and mix well again. then beat in the milk.

Pour the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Mix the remaining lemon juice and powdered sugar together in a small bowl to make the glaze.

Remove cake from oven, let it sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn it out onto a plate, pierce with a skewer all over. Spoon on the glaze, letting it soak into the luscious cake. Enjoy .....................

  In five days the world’s most beloved bunny will be hop, hop, hopping down that bunny trail to your home and mine. Easter definitely crept up on us this year, and falls earlier than usual, so don’t feel bad if you aren’t quite prepared. In fact, I’ve got you covered, how about making my delicious Chicken breasts with Apricot onion sauce  or accompany the Southwest ham with Scallop potatoes? Or Asparagus with Pineapple Buerre Blanc as a side? Asparagus with garlic aioli for an appetizer is yummy and light. Sweet One's Salt Crescent rolls are the best and she has the prettiest table arrangement ever!  My lemon souffle cake  is not to be overlooked when it comes to Spring time desserts, it is light and tasty! If you are looking for the best tasting Carrot cake ever and prettiest, look no further, Amy's is truly the best! I hope I can be at your Easter table in one or more of these delicious recipes and that your Easter is one filled with family and friends love. Double click on the link if  your children or Grandchildren still don't have their Beautiful Easter basket!

The family bunnies!


  1. Thank you! I made The Drizzle Cake is gone today!! The best flavor ever and very moist! Kim

  2. Thanks! I am making again on Saturday!! YUM!!

  3. I am a Desert Mountain member and came to your site via the Desert Mountain member recipe's website. You are amazing! I am making the Drizzle Cake for Easter, with all my kids and Grand-kid's here! We will snack on it after the DM Easter egg hunt. How do you do it all? Golf, hike, blog, Pilates etc etc! You are everywhere! Thanks for the inspiration! Jan

  4. This is my favorite cakes, and this recipe is great.

    1. Thank you! It is delicious!! I would love you to try the Chocolate chunk cookie , if you are a chocolate fan, it's another over the top dessert recipe! thanks for commenting!

  5. has anyone tried this cake with 1/4 cup of butter instead of 1/2? two sticks in one loaf-pan sized cake seems a little over-kill, no?

    1. I agree, if the cake is not compromised, that would be great!! I will try it next week! Thanks for commenting! Cheers! JJ


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