There’s Always Room for Lemon Drizzle

Lemon Drizzle Cake. Gluten Free and Vegan

We are all use to a fair bit of Drizzle in the UK , and not of the Lemon variety !!!

But its Winter we need Sunshine on a plate

It may seem odd that I’m baking a Lemon cake in winter , but i can Remember an era before everything couldn’t be got on import unless you had a great amount of disposable income…….oh the 70’s I remember them well……..JUST

Autumn and Winter spelled , Apples, Pears, Bananas , Oranges Lemons, Dried Fruit and Glace cherries……Seasonal Fair and if you whee lucky tinned , Fruit Cocktail and Pineapple rings πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So Lemon Drizzle cake is a British Institution, in 2018 it was voted Britain’s Favourite Cake………

Now we are not talking an overly sweet cake, until you put that Sugar crust on, we are talking a lemon disco on your palate !!!!

I must admit, I’m partial to Lemon Drizzle with custard πŸ™ˆ

but really this cake is for a cuppa …. nothing more nothing less

So lets bake, its really simple and the proof is in the cake,not the waffle πŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

No More No less Lemon Drizzle !!!


Lemon Drizzle Cake GF, DF V

A British Staple oh so Lemony Cake with a Sugary Crust

This Cake is baked in 2 lb loaf tin approx size 8′ x 4′ x 3′ ( new money 21cm x 11cm x 7cm )


  • 250 g Gluten Free Plain Flour ( if you do not use your own blend I recommend Dove Farms UK or Pilsbury US
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Bicarb of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum ( omit if your blend contains it )
  • 200 g Caster / Superfine Sugar
  • 130 g Dairy Free Yogurt ( I Coconut Collab Natural but any Dairy Free Natural Yogurt is fine )
  • 40 ml Dairy Free Milk ( I used Get Mighty Pea Mi!k)
  • 60 ml Oil ( I used Sunflower )
  • 60 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • For the Sugar Crust

  • Juice Half a Lemon ( about 3 tbsp )
  • 85 g Caster Sugar


  1. Pre heat your oven to 165 C fan / 180 C standard /350 F
  2. Grease and line tin as below I find it easier to lay it and cut into the corners on a flat surface , please make it as neat as possible you don’t want a dogs dinner and you will feel my evil glare
  3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  4. Zest cut and juice your lemons ( in that order its not easy zesting cut juiced lemons I have heard πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š) , I find a quick zap in the microwave releases more juice after you have Zested
  5. Mix all the dry ingredients with a whisk, Flour , Baking powder, Bi Carb, Xanthan (omit if not using ) , Salt and Sugar
  6. Sieve into a bowl, remember no shortcuts its important
  7. Mix the Yogurt, oil lemon Juice , Milk, Zest and Vanilla in a bowl until combined with a whisk
  8. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and combine with a spatula
  9. It can be quite a thick batter depending on your yogurt do not worry
  10. Place in the tin and smooth out
  11. Place in Oven and cook for 50 minutes on middle shelf
  12. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack in tin
  13. Stir Lemon Juice and caster sugar together……not much just a quick stir
  14. Prick the Cake with and cocktail stick ALL OVER
  15. Pour over Sugar Glaze
  16. Leave in tin to cool, Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed
  17. Enjoy, I like mine warmed in microwave for 10 seconds with custard πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

So there you go, the cake to make you #britishbyproxy

High teas and holidays it always delights, its the ultimate in the quintessentially usurping even a Victoria Sponge in 2018 !!! But thats a whole different debate !!!

Now I’m gearing to Christmas bakes, if there is anything you would like me to cover , let me know……I cant necessarily promise i can get round to it this year but I can try and get to it at some point !!

Right here are the pictures to persuade you its with the bake !!!

Look at that Sugary Crust……..perfect
Time for Tea 😍
#crustporn πŸ™ˆ
~#crumbporn and #crustporn in one pic 😜😜😜
All is fair in love and Lemon Drizzle 😍😍😍😍😍

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Until next week……..Bye for now πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

3 thoughts on “There’s Always Room for Lemon Drizzle”

  1. I also have “heard” it’s much easier to zest lemons *before* you cut and juice them 😫🀣🀣🀣🀣


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