THE Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe


I’d be lying if I said a hefty slice (or three) of my Mum’s Lemon Drizzle Cake wasn’t a big part of the pull of my many weekend trips to Brighton that I make. Family, friends and R&R time aside of course. My Mum knows how to bake a good cake and this lemon tray bake with a crispy sweet and sour topping may just be one of her best. It’s a Mary Berry recipe that she found a few years back and ever since it’s been a constant in the kitchen cupboards and I’m really ok with that. So today, after scoffing down on it many times, I’m sharing with you my first attempt at making it and you know what – it really was rather good if I say so myself. And seriously so easy to make. Just be warned that you’ll want to keep the 12 squares for yourself…

P.S) There’s no Weekly Vlog todayย as I took a time out in the Lake District last week, but it’ll be back in the normal time slot of Tuesday at 9am next week.


  • alice bea โ˜ฎ

    love lemon drizzle cake, have to give this a try!

  • Oh finally! Been waiting for this ever since it appeared in your last vlog! It looks so good!

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  • I can’t resist Lemon Drizzle! I’ll have to give it a go when my sister’s birthday cake runs out.

    ellabooxo โ€ข beauty & lifestyle

  • Avanti

    This looks absolutely delicious! Must try it someday. It would be perfect for the cold and rather dismal weather we have in Sydney now.


  • My sister and I sat and watched your video and were almost running to the kitchen to make this, when I realized I have an exam tomorrow, and have to study all day long… Damn… But we will definitely try this one out this weekend! Thanks for sharing, it looks delicious!

  • Guest

    Can’t beat lemon drizzle! xxxx

  • Can’t beat lemon drizzle! Lilly xx

  • nueyork

    This looks to die for! I definitely need to try this one.

  • Ohhh, that looks so sinfully good!

  • Yvette

    I have such little experience with baking but for some reason you make everything look so easy I see my self as a pro-chef by the end of your videos! Definitely making this for my freinds the next time there’s a gathering! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m up for any more of your recipes, I’m officially on the Vivianna does cooking class ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Laura Clarke

    This looks gorgeous, Anna! I have a sneaky feeling that I’ll be spending tomorrow afternoon in the kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    All Things Elsie

  • This looks like it tastes lovely. Really want to try out the recipe x

  • lianne

    on top of the cake, after it’s baked try melting/warming some apricot jam and spread a layer of this before the juice/sugar on the top. Gives it a whole new dimension!!!

  • joysteib

    Awwww….that looks so yummy!!! I guess I need to try my hand at this so it can get in ma belly!!! lol Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  • emiller1233

    Thank you!!!!! Ever since your vlog, I’ve NEEDED this recipe!

  • I’ve been waiting for this recipe ever since your vlog! It looks delicious!!

    Kendal //

  • Carrie Ward

    Ahhh Mary Berry it must be good. I will give this a go next weekend methinks.

  • So simple to make and it looks so delicious! I will need to make this!
    Carolyn | BLOG

  • This looks so good omg x

  • Holly Cooke

    Oh my, this just looks so so scrummy Anna x

  • Manouk

    It looks really delicious but I’m not that fond of lemon. So is it still worth it?

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  • Ooo it looks so delicious! I love that you went for a square shape rather than a circular ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m not a super fan of cake! Weird I know, but I love anything lemon or orange flavoured so this exciting! Can’t wait to try out the recipe, thank you for sharing.

  • I went out and bought lemons just for this! It’s cooling on my countertop as we speak – thanks for the recipe Anna!!

  • This sounds and looks scrumptious, i’ll definitely be trying this out!!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • I’ve been waiting for this! Can’t wait to give it a go ๐Ÿ™‚

    I made some chocolate and peanut butter bars the other day – no baking required! Drop by my blog if anyone fancies making them!


  • Ola

    I really need to make one! xx

  • just made this myself I can’t wait to have a nibble !

    Lauren x

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  • Wow, this looks delicious! I love that is uses all simple/easy-to-find ingredients! I must make this ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx

  • Jessica Thoma

    This looks so delicious! I love lemon drizzle cake and I’m so gonna give your recipe a go! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • I love lemon drizzle cake! Hows could you not want all 12 squares?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This looks and sounds amazing, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Adaleta Avdic

    You have really outdone yourself with this recipe. I watched the video while at work (ssshh don’t tell) and my mouth was watering as I watched it all come together. Can’t wait to make it!

  • Can’t wait to try this out. I love your recipe videos ๐Ÿ™‚

  • dana

    Great post, thanks!

  • Rachael

    Have a great vacation! This looks delicious!

  • thebeautymist

    This looks amazing:) x

  • Thanks for sharing, Anna! Have heard so much about this- great to finally see it in action! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lemon desserts are my absolute favorite! I can’t wait to make this.

  • There is a kitchen in New Mexico in which this is baking right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jo Fisher

    There is ALWAYS room for Lemon Drizzle Cake ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to make this, thank you for sharing!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • I made this today and it’s delicious!

    Kate xo //

  • Veronika

    Made it today and my family ate half, even though its late. But it’s never to late for cake. Delicious.

  • Allison

    I am unhealthily obsessed with lemon desserts! They are so good!
    Allison from

  • Yummy! Lemon drizzle is one of my favourites, must have a go at making some sometime! x

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  • Emily

    This looks dreamlike! I have to try it sometime ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shaz Wheeler

    Anna – looks amazing – would’ve been great to have the recipe listed here in your blog – even better as a PDF download ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

    • yup ! The recipe on the blog would have been great.

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