I love finding new recipes to make, sometimes twists on old recipes too. This is one of my favourite bakes and I love lemon drizzle cake. I baked it to eat with a cup of tea and watch the Great British Bake Off. It is very yummy so you really need to try it. It is my first recipe video too, so if you want to watch and bake as you go then let me know how you get on. 

Lemon Drizzle Squares

A gorgeous recipe for a lovely lemon cake!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12


For the sponge

  • 150 g softened butter
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 175 g self raising flour
  • 125 ml milk
  • icing sugar for dusting

For the syrup

  • 140 g icing sugar
  • 50 ml lemon juice


For the sponge

  • Preheat oven to 180C, line a baking dish with baking paper.
  • Place butter, sugar and eggs in the kitchen aid, beat together until light and fluffy, around a few minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice.
  • Add in the flour and milk.
  • Mix again for another few minutes.
  • Spoon mixture in the baking dish and bake for around 40 minutes.

For the syrup

  • Over a low heat, add the lemon juice and icing sugar to a saucepan and stir until icing sugar has dissolved. Do not boil.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.

To finish off

  • Prick fork holes into the sponge cake, leaving it in the baking dish.
  • Pour the syrup onto the sponge.
  • Leave to cool completely before attempting to take out of the dish.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.

What do you think?

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Recipe Rating

  • Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    YUM! These look delicious!! The only trouble with making cakes is… you have to eat them afterwards!!!! I love them but I’m so greedy! Great recipe and I love the fact you’ve filmed it too! I’m only just getting into my vlogging — I think it would take me forever to edit me making a cake!! xx PS — I have the same mixer as you!! Love it 🙂

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • Sonia Constant
      Wednesday, September 2, 2015

      Ha ha. Too true. I love baking. Especially baking things for a second time. You learn!! The kitchen aid is the best thing I own xx