Orange And Lemon Drizzle Cakes

drizzlethumb.jpgThis is a really simple, fast cake recipe - ideal if you're in a hurry to create something tasty and home made.

The Recipe


(Approximate non-metric equivalents are given in the video above)
  • 175g soft butter
  • 175g Self-raising flour
  • 175g Caster sugar
  • 3 Large eggs - (ideally that have been allowed to warm to room temperature*)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Orange
  • 2 tablespoons icing (powdered) sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder


Using a citrus zester or a grater, remove the zest (outer rind) from the orange and lemon and set aside.

Squeeze the juice from the lemon and also from half the orange - set aside.

Preheat your oven to 180C (approximately 350F or Gas Mark 4)

Put the flour, butter, caster sugar, eggs, baking powder and grated zest in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly until completely smooth.

Spoon the mixture into muffin cases in a muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

While the cakes are baking, stir the icing sugar into the squeezed juice - spoon this mixture over the tops of the cakes as soon as they come out of the oven - before they cool.


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