A birthday cake for my son!!


Today I am a very proud mother – my son is 14! I think this will be the last year he is shorter than me and his new shoes are already bigger than mine!

Even though he is another year older and wiser and knows everything there is to know about everything some things never change and he has to have a birthday cake. With exams looming and no party for 2 weeks, he decided to postpone his usual cake til the “boys’ weekend” and have a lemon drizzle cake instead. I don’t know if it’s peculiarly English, but here is the recipe for it in case you want to have a go at it yourself!

Lemon Drizzle Cake.


3 large eggs

175g self raising flour

175g butter (at room temperature)

175g caster sugar

1.5 tsp baking powder

zest of 1 lemon.

for the drizzle;

100g caster sugar

juice 1 lemon

450g loaf tin, greased and lined.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.

Beat together the eggs, flour, caster sugar, butter, baking powder and lemon zest until smooth in a large mixing bowl and turn into the prepared tin.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 35 mins, or until golden brown, shrinking away from the sides of the tin and springy to the touch.
While the cake is still warm, make the lemon drizzle topping. Mix together the sugar and lemon juice, and pour over the warm cake.
Leave to cool a little and loosen the sides of the cake, then lift the cake out of the tin.

Happy Birthday Joe. xxx


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9 Responses to A birthday cake for my son!!

  1. methemog says:

    Oops! Should probably say that this is a Mary Berry recipe, not mine! Thank you Mary!

  2. Fabrice Blondiau says:

    Hmmmm NEEED! and coffee :p

  3. Auntie Mary says:

    And an easy recipe for me, please, for the chocolate cake that I’ve got to make for Tom’s 50th next weekend……..

  4. methemog says:

    Not chocolate but I could let you have my excellent recipe for Moorish Cake. It’s yummy!

  5. Valerie says:

    Happy Birthday Joe!

  6. whocaaares says:

    Happy Birthday to Joe! the cake looks great! … but is it your picture or the one from the recipe book ?

    … although a ‘lemon drizzle cake’ sounds a bit too healthy to me for a birthday cake (besides, my religion forbids me to eat anything that doesn’t contain chocolate)

  7. Christophe Bantuelle says:

    oh it’s so verry small cake, it is for one person.

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