Mary Berry’s Lemon Drizzle Traybake Cake

I have mentioned over and over again how addicted I was to the BBC tv show *The Great British Bake Off* (see post here and here)… so much so… that I actually bought their book online (thank goodness for Amazon.co.uk that delivers to Brussels!!)

my new favourite bedtime reading :)
my new favourite bedtime reading 🙂

Having said that… I think that Mary Berry is the Queen of Tarts and Bakes (I mean this in a good way!!), so when I stumbled across this recipe online (on Cakes, Bakes & Cookies blog) and AGAIN in the BBC Good Food Magazine (February 2011 issue), plus I had a pile of lemons at home… I knew that it was a *sign*!!

I didn’t make the lemon glaze topping as Per the blog… as I felt that the sugar crunchy topping was more than sufficient… plus this cake is light, fluffy and very more-ish!! (And of course – it makes a good sized portion and is probably the EASIEST cake you will ever make!!)

Lemon Drizzle Cake

lemon squares ingredients

225g softened butter

225g caster sugar

275g self raising flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 large eggs

4 Tablespoons milk

finely grated lemon rind

For the Sauce: 175g sugar mixed with juice of 2 lemons

  • Mix all ingredients together (except for the sauce)
  • Place in a greased baking tray
  • Bake for 35-40minutes at 160C (or until skewer comes out clean)
  • Pour the sugary lemon juice sauce over the cake when it is still mildly warm (not too hot!)
  • Cut into squares!

lemon squares lemon squares final

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6 thoughts on “Mary Berry’s Lemon Drizzle Traybake Cake

  1. Hey, thanks for stopping by CakesBakesAndCookies.com and giving me such a lovely mention here. Seeing your lemon cake makes me want to make it all over again. Right NOW!!!

    Mary Berry really is the bees knees. She’s so lovely. I’ve just got her latest cook book’At Home’. It’s another winner- but it’s savoury and sweet and I have to say I still go to her baking bible before any other book on my ever expanding shelf.

    Enjoy your cake.

    EmmaMT
    x

  2. p.s. I actually laughed out loud when I read the name of your blog. I’ve put on so much weight since starting my blog. I actually feel unhappy if there isn’t a slice of homemade something when I get back from the school run. Thank goodness for my new found running obsession or I’d be huge!

    • i knew from the moment that i started my blog that my waistline was never going to be the same again… but at least i started out *not so skinny* and have just remained that way!
      My theory is that I am in shape… cos round IS a shape 🙂
      Happy Blogging

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