Friday, 22 March 2013

Sticky Lemon Drizzle Loaf

More great news :D - I've started working in our local restaurant come deli; The Coffee Shop here in Wicklow Town. I'm so happy - someone has definitely been looking out for me over these past few weeks :) I had my first day yesterday which was pretty hectic - waiting tables and learning to use the ever so confusing coffee machine. I haven't spent any time in the kitchen yet, but, hopefully after a bit of practice, and, if all goes well, I'll be making salads, scones and breads soon. Everyone has to start out somewhere even if its taking orders, waiting tables, cleaning up and washing dirty dishes!

Back to the Cake!

Despite being wrecked after my pretty busy first day, I couldn't resist making a Lemon Drizzle Loaf when I returned home. They're super easy to make and they don't really involve the use of many ingredients, so you should have everything you need at home. 
Here goes....


225g Butter/ Margarine (softened)                                    
225g Caster Sugar                                                               
225g Self Rasing Flour (sieved)
Zest of 3 Lemons
4 Eggs


1) Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/ Gas Mark 4
2) Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl
3) When nice and creamy, add in the eggs, one at a time & continue to mix
4) Add in the sieved flour - spoon by spoon, followed by the lemon zest
5) When the mixture in light and fluffy, stop mixing and pour into a loaf tin greased with melted butter or lined with greaseproof paper and place it in the oven for 40 - 45 minutes


115g Caster Sugar
Juice of 3 Lemons

1) Put the lemon juice and the sugar in a small pot and combine the two over a low heat
2) When you have taken the cake out of the oven, make sure to leave it in the tin
3) Using a sharp knife, poke small slits all over the top of the cake
4) Then pour the lemon drizzle over the loaf and it will soak through the loaf
5) Dust over the loaf with icing sugar and enjoy

The Coffee Shop
serves freshly baked scones,
croissants, homemade cakes, muffins,
gourmet sandwiches & salads along
with many different types of coffee!! 

I can't wait to see how everything's made :)


  1. Very simple Ingredients..perfect with coffee or tea. thanks for the recipe

  2. you're so welcome! It really is a great tea time cake :) Thanks so much for your feedback :)