Mary Berry-Inspired Luscious Lemon Drizzle Cake

Embrace the world of baking with the enchanting influence of Mary Berry. Today, we’re thrilled to reveal the recipe for our Mary Berry-Inspired Luscious Lemon Drizzle Cake. This cake is a celebration of zesty delight, blending the vibrant essence of lemons with the expert guidance of the renowned Mary Berry. Let’s embark on a baking journey that captures the essence of this iconic baker and delivers a slice of pure indulgence.

Recipe Information:

  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Baking Time: 30 – 40 Minutes
  • Servings: 14 – 16 People


  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 225g Baking Spread
  • 275g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • Finely Grated Zest of 2 Lemons
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 4 Tbsp Milk

For the Tempting Glaze:

  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 175g Granulated Sugar


  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Bowl Scraper / Spatula
  • Measuring Utensils
  • 1 Fluted Cutter
  • 1 Pastry Brush


  1. Preheat and Prep: Begin by preheating your oven to 180°C / Fan 160°C / Gas Mark 4. Then, generously grease a 30cm x 23cm traybake tin and line it with nonstick baking paper.
  2. Blend the Magic: In a large mixing bowl, bring together all the cake ingredients – caster sugar, baking spread, self-raising flour, baking powder, finely grated lemon zest, large eggs, and milk. Let an electric whisk work its magic until the mixture turns into a smooth, velvety batter.
  3. Spread and Bake: Gently pour this delightful batter into your prepared tin, spreading it evenly with the aid of a spatula or the back of a spoon. Slide the tin into your preheated oven and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until a knife slid into the cake emerges clean and inviting.
  4. Create the Glaze: While the cake bakes, craft the delectable lemon glaze. In a separate bowl, blend the lemon juice and granulated sugar until a tantalizingly runny glaze forms.
  5. Glaze with Grace: As the cake emerges from the oven, wield a straw to punctuate its surface with tiny holes. Then, shower it with the prepared glaze, allowing the lemony goodness to seep into every crumb. Finish with a sprinkle of lemon zest for that extra touch of allure. Leave the cake to rest, allowing the glaze to set.
  6. Serve in Slices: Once the cake cools entirely, free it from its tin and cut it into 14-16 slices of sheer delight. Each slice embodies the harmonious blend of tangy lemon and Mary Berry’s baking artistry.


Savor the irresistible Mary Berry-Inspired Luscious Lemon Drizzle Cake, a testament to the perfect pairing of citrusy brilliance and culinary mastery. With every forkful, relish the homage to Mary Berry’s legacy and the joy of crafting a cake that resonates with her spirit. Whether enjoyed solo or shared with loved ones, each bite is an ode to the art of baking, elevated by the elegance of Mary Berry’s inspiration.

Cake Baker