Lemon drizzle tray bake

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You might have noticed a sudden influx of zippy flavours in my recipes – spring is such a transforming time of year, its difficult to not pay homage to it in your cooking – moving to fresh, bright and zingy flavours and away from comforting, warming stodge!

Lemon drizzle cake must be the freshest cake around – I don’t know anyone who would turn down a slice of this sweet sherbety delight. This is a friendly version of a Mary Berry recipe which gives an unsurprisingly traditional finish – a light fluffy sponge with a crisp, sugary top layer.

Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100ml sunflower oil
  • 150 ml oat milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon essence (optional)
  • Zest of 1 lemon

for the drizzle:

  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 80g granulated sugar
  • 40g caster sugar

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade/gas mark 4
– Line a square cake tin with parchment
– In a large bowl sift together the flour, bicarbonate and salt. Stir in the sugar and lemon zest.
– In a separate bowl, combine the oil, milk, lemon juice and lemon essence (if using)
– Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently mix to form a smooth batter
– Pour into the tin and level off the top.
– Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool in the tin.
– While the cake is baking, combine the sugar and lemon juice, it should make a thick liquid
– DrizzleΒ the lemon and sugar mix over the cake whilst it is still hot. When cool, cut into squares.

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

6 thoughts on “Lemon drizzle tray bake

  1. Lemon drizzle cake is just the best and this looks like a fantastic recipe – I love the fact there are no awkward-to-find ingredients in it too so it could be made on a whim (although that’s also a more dangerous element!)

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