Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Easy lemon cake recipes

Brighten up your baking with zesty flavours using our recipes, from a lemon drizzle loaf to cupcakes and polenta cake

Looking for lemon cake recipes? Want the best lemon drizzle cake? Try our ideas and twists here, then check out our orange cakes.


Lemon cake recipes

Lemon drizzle cake

A classic lemon drizzle cake that sounds as good as it tastes – perfect for afternoon tea. If you fancy some enjoyable baking with a great reward at the end, then this recipe is for you.

Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Lemon layer cake

This lemon sponge cake, with a delicious lemon curd icing and beautiful edible crystallised violets and primroses on top, is a real showstopper. It’d make a great celebration cake.

Lemon curd layer cake

Vegan lemon drizzle cake

Try this spongy and zingy vegan lemon cake made without eggs, milk or butter. The key to that lemony tang is a decent lemon extract (we use Nielsen-Massey).

Vegan Lemon Cake Recipe

This moist, moreish cake from Petersham Nurseries is given a citrussy hit due to the lemon-infused icing, with poppy seeds adding a satisfying crunch.   

A slice of lemon and poppy seed cake with a dessert fork

Lemon cupcakes

These cute little lemon cupcakes would work well for a kids party, baby shower or just a treat to serve with afternoon tea. The lemon zest topping is a great finishing touch.

Easy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Lemon polenta cake

This lemon polenta cake is a dense, rich cake with a boozy limoncello syrup. A great way to zest up an afternoon tea or coffee break.

Lemon polenta cake with limoncello syrup

Lemon and blueberry cake

This lemon and blueberry poke cake is sure to be a hit with the whole family. With lemon sponge, blueberry compote and a cream cheese frosting, it’s an impressive bake that’s surprisingly easy to make.

lemon and blueberry cake

Lemon drizzle loaf cake

The lemon drizzle loaf is a classic – and that’s for a reason. Amalfi lemons from Italy have an intense aroma and flavour that makes this version even better, but you can use regular ones too. Dress it up even further with some tart candied peel.

Spread some love with these lemon meringue cupcakes, whose zesty sponge is topped with a sweet frosting and meringue hearts. It only takes an hour of hands-on time to make them, too.

Lemon Meringue Cupcake Recipe

Lemon and almond cake

Give our Italian almond and lemon cake a go, using Amalfi lemons for their intense aroma, and slightly sweeter flavour. This light, summery cake is seriously moreish – a real crowd-pleaser.

Almond and Amalfi lemon cake