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Honey & Lemon Loaf Cake recipe

Honey & Lemon Loaf Cake Recipe

A delightfully moist loaf cake, perfectly balancing the sweetness of honey with the tangy freshness of lemon.





  • Step 1.

    Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F). Grease and line a loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • Step 2.

    In a mixing bowl, cream together 150g of unsalted butter with 100g of caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Step 3.

    Beat in 2 large eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next.
  • Step 4.

    Fold in the grated zest of 1 lemon and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
  • Step 5.

    In a separate bowl, sift together 200g of self-raising flour and a pinch of salt.
  • Step 6.

    Alternately fold the dry ingredients and 4 tbsp of milk into the butter mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Step 7.

    Stir in 3 tbsp of honey, mixing until just combined.
  • Step 8.

    Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Step 9.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Step 10.

    Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Step 11.

    For the glaze, whisk together 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 5 tbsp of icing sugar until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cake.
  • Step 12.

    Slice and serve the cake once the glaze has set.
  • Step 13.

    Enjoy your homemade honey and lemon loaf cake!


  1. 150 gUnsalted butter

  2. 100 gCaster sugar

  3. 2 Large eggs

  4. 1 Lemon zest

  5. 3 tbspLemon juice

  6. 200 gSelf-raising flour

  7. 1 pinchSalt

  8. 4 tbspMilk

  9. 3 tbspHoney

  10. 5 tbspIcing sugar

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