3.83 from 40 votes
Marry Berry's Moist Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A simple but impressive cake adapted from one of Mary Berry's awesome desserts, this Moist Lemon Drizzle Cake is one of Great Britain's favourite cake recipes. Moist, flavourful, super easy to whip up, and great for any party, the lemon drizzle cake is a winner every single time. It has a light texture, and that fantastic citrusy kick. Serve it with tea or coffee for the perfect afternoon tea treat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: lemon desserts
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 140 g self-raising flour
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 75 g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp full-fat milk
  • zest and juice from one large lemon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Sift the flour and add it to a large bowl together with 100 g of sugar, eggs, milk, butter, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.

  2. Use an electric mixer to mix everything together to a smooth, creamy consistency.

  3. Flour and grease a round cake tin (mine is a 16x9 cm with loose base), then place the mixture into it.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees C (350 degrees F) for 35-40 minutes, keeping an eye on it.

  5. To make the syrup, mix the lemon juice with 50 g of sugar.

  6. Once the cake is out of the oven, remove it from the tin, pour over the lemon syrup, then leave it to cool down completely. 

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Marry Berry's Moist Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.