Lemon drizzle cake

Have I mentioned that lately I have been slightly obsessed with lemons? Well, here I am with another lemon recipe! I actually love lemon drizzle cake, I love the lovely crunchy and sugary top and also the acid taste of the lemon.

All you need to make this cake is: lemons, greek yoghurt, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk and icing sugar.

The first thing to do is to mix together the vegetable oil and the sugar until combined, then add in the vanilla extract and the greek yoghurt until everything is mixed. Then, add in the eggs one at a time until integrated. Then, add in the zest of 2 lemons, the juice of 1 lemon and a half and mix well.

All that is left to do is to add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well until you have a batter. This batter will be slightly runny, so don’t worry. Transfer the batter into a baking dish and cook at 180 degrees celsius for around 50-55 minutes.

Let your cake cool down completely before moving on to the next step.

Once your cake is cool, make the drizzle, all you need to do is mix the juice of 1 lemon and a half, icing sugar and milk. Mix well and pour over your cake, leave it to set and your cake is ready!

… and enjoy!

Lemon drizzle cake


For the cake:

  • 113 gr of vegetable oil
  • 100 gr of granulated sugar
  • 120 gr of greek yoghurt
  • 2 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 192 gr of flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • The zest of 2 small lemons
  • The juice of 1 and a half small lemons

For the drizzle:

  • The juice of 1 and a half small lemons
  • 200 gr of icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp of whole milk
  • 1/4 of a tsp of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Mix together the sugar and the vegetable oil until combined.
  3. Add in the greek yoghurt and the vanilla extract and mix them until they are integrated.
  4. Beat the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Pour in the lemon zest and juice and keep mixing.
  6. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix again. You will have a slightly runny batter, don’t panic, that is ok.
  7. Cook the cake for 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Once your cake is read, let it cool down completely before doing the drizzle.
  9. To do the drizzle all you need is to mix the lemon juice, the icing sugar, the milk and the vanilla, if the mix feels too runny or to think, simply add more lemon juice or sugar. Pour over the loaf and enjoy!

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