Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe – for World Day of Prayer 2022

My maternal grandmother and her ten brothers and sisters were born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 1901, her older sister, Ann, moved to England where Lemon Drizzle Cake is popular.

Lemon Drizzle Cake – for World Day of Prayer 2022

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup margarine

Grated rind from one lemon

1⅓ cups sugar (plus more for drizzle topping)

1 egg

Juice from 1 lemon, divided

1/2 cup water (minus lemon juice amount: see directions)

  1. Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream the margarine and mix in the lemon rind, sugar, and egg.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a small bowl.
  4. Place the remaining lemon juice in a ½ cup measure and add enough water to fill.
  5. Add half the flour mixture to the batter. Stir in the water and lemon juice. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix minimally.
  6. Pour into a greased and wax-papered 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, add ¼ cup sugar to the juice in a small bowl. Pour this over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool before cutting into squares.

This can also be made in an 8½ by 4½ inch loaf pan.

Submitted by Nancy Weir, WICC Administrator


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