Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake

There’s something reminiscent about Lemon Drizzle Cake, spending time in your grandparents kitchen, helping mix bowls of ingredients together, before emptying into a tin and waiting patiently for the baking to be done. Combining the lemony icing and licking the spatula once you get the nod from nana and watching as she expertly ices and cuts serving you the biggest slice of course! This soft, golden, crumbly tray bake so easy to prepare, the hardest thing will be waiting for it to cool before cutting to serve.

10-15 minutes to prepare | 35-40 minutes to bake 


  • 4 eggs
  • 275gm self-raising flour
  • 225gm caster sugar
  • 225gm soft butter
  • 2 level tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • Zest of 2 lemons


  • 175gm granulated sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons


  1. Place all the ingredients (not the topping)  into a large bowl. Beat well for 2 minutes until well mixed. We recommend the use of an electric mixer to make the task easier, but you can, of course, combine using elbow grease and a wooden spoon.
  2. Use a hard, anodised, deep baking tray and line it with Bake-O-Glide before emptying in the well-combined mixture.
  3. Place the prepared tray in the middle of your baking oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until deliciously golden brown on top and the tray bake bounces back when you gently (and very carefully so as not to burn yourself) press your finger on the cake surface.
  4. Once cooked to perfection, place the tray on top of a cooling rack, and when at a manageable temperature, remove the Bake-O-Glide.
  5. While you are waiting for your cake to become a manageable temperature, mix your topping ingredients together in a small bowl so you can apply while your cake is still warm.
  6. Puncture your still-warm cake evenly over the top with a skewer and pour the lemon juice and sugar mix all over, allowing the sticky mixture to ooze down into the holes and into the cake. Yummy!
  7. Cut into squares when cold (if you can wait that long)


share this recipe:

Still hungry? Here’s more

An overhead view of a bowl of carrot and lentil soup sitting inbetween a spoon and small bowl of dried red lentils, some garlic and herbs. All are sitting on a black slate board.

Carrot and Lentil Soup

Taste isn’t defined by the length it takes to cook something or the amount of ingredients if this deliciously moreish soup is anything to go by. Four ingredients, some oil and herbs and you have yourself the most hearty, tasty winter soup imaginable.

Read More
A bowl of Gnocchi sits in a bowl surrounded by wedges of grilled pumpkin with sage and parmesan cheese scattered on top.

Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Grilled Pumpkin

This is the quintessential Autumn/Winter comfort dish. Soft pillows of handmade gnocchi, served with grilled, caramelised wedges of pumpkin in a sage butter sauce. Sounds too delicious to be true – but it’s not! And if the thought of making your own gnocchi sounds too onerous, we promise, it’s well worth the small effort for the large and tasty rewards.

Read More
Scroll to Top