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Lemon Drizzle Cake

A deliciously refreshing tasty treat

Tangy yet sweet, lemon drizzle cake is a family favourite all over the UK. This beautifully yummy cake goes perfectly with a hot beverage such as green tea or a cup of Earl grey. Whatever your preference of hot drink, I think we can all agree that this cake is a nice treat to have whatever the occasion!

We infuse our traditional lemon sponge recipe with natural lemon oil, to give a beautiful zing of lemon evenly through both layers. The sponge layers made with free range eggs which help to create a very light and fluffy cake, making every bite a joy to taste. The buttercream filling is the perfect filling to sandwich the two layers together. Our buttercream is made from English butter is infused with natural lemon oil to create a delicious thick and sweet citrus buttercream which holds the lemon cake together.

And the icing on top of the cake? Well… technically speaking it’s not icing, but it is beautifully finished with a lemon drizzle and dusted with golden caster sugar, to create an extra layer of taste and texture for this traditional family favourite treat. And it’s finished with a final flurry of white chocolate drizzled over the top. Simple mouth-watering.

And it’s also available as a gluten free lemon drizzle cake!

All of our delicious sponges make fabulous celebration cakes, fit for any occasion! Whether is a birthday, anniversary, christening, or just as an afternoon treat, this cake will go down well.

And to make it extra special you can even add some personalisation items. We have a range of personalisation items to choose from, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, balloons, candles, and more!

They make excellent gifts to send to a loved one, whatever the occasion.

We deliver our cakes all over the UK, so you’ll be pleased to know that we can deliver our cakes straight to your door! From Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham, Norwich, Bristol, London, and even Northern Ireland we will deliver our lemon drizzle cake to you. For more information regarding our UK delivery service visit our delivery information page here.

Lemon Drizzle Cake Storage

Our lemon drizzle cake stays fresh in their packaging for 10 days, and they will stay fresh for just as long in an air-tight container. Keep them in a nice cosy spot and not in the fridge, they don’t like being too cold.

We know most of our cakes don’t make it to the freezer, but just in case you need to know that you can freeze our lemon drizzle cake for up to 6 months! Either whole in its packaging or as slices in airtight containers, you can make it last as long as you want.

When you are ready for your next yummy slice, just take it out of the freezer and pop it in a cosy spot for 24 hours and it will taste as good as it did when it arrived.

Not only can you a whole lemon drizzle cake, but you can also get lemon cake slices with our cake cards! These perfect letterbox gifts are great presents to send straight to someone’s door. We have a fabulous choice in card front for all occasions including birthday cards, anniversary cards, quirky cards, TV & Film cards, and more! They start from just £7.95, so they are both affordable and convenient letterbox presents!

We use Royal Mail’s standard 1st Class postage for quick, efficient delivery across the UK. They aim to deliver 93% of 1st Class mail the next working day after posting, including Saturdays, although this is not a guaranteed service. Once you have placed your order, we will email you with a confirmation of your purchase, delivery details, and when your card is on its way.

Lemon Drizzle Cake Origins

The first recorded recipe for the lemon cake dates back to 1615, when using frothed egg whites as a raising agent first cake about. Cakes were expensive to make then and only became affordable in the 1870s when the price of sugar reduced significantly and so the masses could then afford to start baking. The drizzle cake element came later, it was first recorded as being used in America in 1969, although icing being drizzled over a cake was already well-established.