Food 食

Lemon Drizzle 🍋 ケーキ

Having bought lovely lemons recently, I’ve decided to bake a cake called “lemon drizzle”.

It’s basically a sponge cake with lemon syrup on, and very easy to make.

Here’s a recipe that I often use, hope you’ll have a go too!

You can learn English at the same time as it introduces you to different verbs 📚

おいしそうなレモンを買ったので、lemon drizzle(レモン・ドリズル)を作ることにしました。




Big and beautiful lemons! 大きくておいしそうなレモンたち

Lemon Drizzle Cake 👩‍🍳 レモン・ドリズル・ケーキ

Ingredients(8x21cm tin) 材料(8x21cmのケーキ型)

For the sponge スポンジ生地

🥄 225g unsalted butter, softened 室温に戻した無塩バター 225g

🥄 225g caster sugar カスターシュガーまたは上白糖 225g

🥄 4 eggs 卵 4個

🥄 225g self-raising flour セルフレイジング粉225g、または薄力粉220gにベイキングパウダー小さじ2強を混ぜたもの

🥄 1 lemon, zested レモンの皮1個分

For the drizzle topping シロップ

🥄 1¹/₂ lemons, juiced レモン汁1個半分

🥄 85g caster sugar カスターシュガーまたは上白糖 85g

Method 作り方

❶ Heat the oven to 180℃ (160℃ for fan ovens).

オーブンを180℃ (ファン機能付きは160℃) に予熱する。

❷ Using a whisk, beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, slowly mixing through.


❸ Sift in the flour, then add the lemon zest, and mix well with a spatula or spoon untill well combined.


Used coarse grater for the zest this time 今回はレモンの皮大きめ

❹ Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture. Level the top with a spoon.


❺ Bake for 45-50 minutes until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. If it’s still uncooked inside, cover the top with alminium foil and bake a bit longer.


❻ While the cake is cooling in its tin, make the syrup by mixing together the lemon juice and sugar.


❼ Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle. Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve.


Added leftover lemon flesh in the syrup too 残ったレモン果実もシロップに投入

🍋 Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.



👩‍🍳 I usually reduce the sugar amount when using a British cake recipe. Used 150g for the sponge this time.

👩‍🍳 Using the lemon flesh in syrup to boost the lemony flavour! Can be served with candied lemon slices for the look.


👩‍🍳 私はイギリスのケーキレシピを使う時砂糖の量を減らすことが多いです。今回はスポンジ用を150gにしました、お好みに合わせてくださいね。

👩‍🍳 レモン果肉をシロップに入れるとレモン度アップ!レモンの砂糖漬けなども飾りになります。

It was nice and fluffy ふわふわでおいしかった


drizzle cake 「シロップ(砂糖を含む液体)をかけたケーキ、たいていレモンなど柑橘系風味」

a type of cake with a syrup (= a liquid containing sugar), usually flavoured with lemon or another citrus fruit, poured over it

An online English(EAL) teacher from Japan, based in the U.K. for over 20 years. Passionate about creative and practical English teaching ideas 🌸🌸🌸 日本出身、イギリス在住20年以上のオンライン英会話講師。使う英語学習に情熱的

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