Flavour of the Month: Lemon Drizzle & White Chocolate Cake

We love this combination of zesty lemon and white chocolate, but you can just as easily make a traditional lemon drizzle by omitting the white chocolate from the cake and topping.

Simple to make, this delicious cake is perfect for entertaining or an anytime treat!
Lemon Drizzle & White Chocolate Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Storage: IF there’s any left, your cake will keep for 3-4 days stored in an airtight container in a cool place
Weighing scales
Large mixing bowl
23cm (9″) cake baking tin (springform tins are particularly easy for releasing cakes cleanly)
Small pan
Heatproof bowl
Lemon Drizzle & White Chocolate Cake Slice


225g butter (at room temperature)
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
3 eggs (medium)
4 unwaxed medium lemons
200g white chocolate, chopped finely (or buttons)
6 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F).
  2. Lightly grease a 23cm cake baking tin and sprinkle a light dusting of flour, which will help prevent the cake from sticking.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and caster sugar.
  4. Whisk in the 3 eggs, one at a time.
  5. Sift in the flour and fold until smooth.
  6. Add the zest of 3 lemons and the juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp) and mix well.
  7. Stir in 100g white chocolate.
  8. Spoon the mixture into your baking tin and smooth the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes. The cake should be golden on the outside. Test by inserting a skewer, which should come out clean.
  9. While the cake is cooling, make your lemon drizzle. Mix the icing sugar and juice of 3 lemons (about 6 tbsp) in a small pan. Place over a medium heat and stir until you have a syrupy consistency.
  10. Poke holes all over the cake with a skewer (almost down to the bottom). Pour the warm syrup all over the cooling cake.
  11. Allow the cake to cool completely before adding the topping.
  12. Place the remaining 100g white chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt over a saucepan of warm water. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cake.
  13. Cut into slices and enjoy!

Lemon Drizzle & White Chocolate Cake slice with raspberries

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Summer Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Brownies

Raspberry & White Chocolate Drizzle Loaf Cakes