Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake…

I love, love, love lemon cake and today Im sharing a Elderflower & Lemon Drizzle Cake as a guest post from Belvoir.

Serves 12

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 45-50minutes


  • 225g/8oz butter, softened
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 225g/8oz self raising flour, sifted
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 100ml/4floz Belvoir’s elderflower cordial
  • 30ml/ 2 tbsp granulated sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ Fan160C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease a (20cm) round, deep loose-based tin and base line with baking parchment.
  3. Place the butter sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl.
  4. Use an electric whisk to beat the butter and sugar together untl they are pale and fluffy.
  5. Gradually add the eggs, whisking well between additions and adding 2 tbsp of the flour with the last egg – this will prevent curdling.
  6. Sift over the remaining flour, then gently fold in with a metal spoon along with 2 tbsp hot water.
  7. Spoon into the prepared tin, level the surface and bake for 45-50 mins or until it is shrinking away from the sides of the tin.
  8. A fine skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean.
  9. Cool in the tin for 5 mins.
  10. Squeeze the lemon juice, then sieve to remove the bits, stir in the cordial.
  11. Use the fine skewer to prick the cake all over, pour over the syrup then sprinkle over the sugar – it should sink in but leave a crunchy crust.
  12. Leave to cool completely, before removing the cake from the tin.
  13. Serve in wedges.

About this post –

Recipe and photo credit by Belvoir Fruit Farms


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Senka I
    September 17, 2013 / 10:52 am

    Hi, We’ve recently launched the website Alldishes.co.uk. It’s a search engine that aims to gather all the best recipes from UK and Irish websites and blogs. We’ve noticed that you have a lot of great looking recipes on your blog that we would love to feature on our site. To read more about how it all works and to sign up with your blog, please visit http://alldishes.co.uk or send us an email on info@alldishes.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!Kind regards,Senka

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 18, 2013 / 7:01 am

      Thank you for the comment, this one is from belvoir so you could ask them ? I will stop by and take a look 🙂

  2. Sharon S
    September 17, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    Hi Claire-it sounds delicious, thanks for sharing!! xxx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 18, 2013 / 7:02 am

      Thank you Sharon 🙂

  3. Judy Haughton-James
    September 17, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    This cake looks so delicious Claire! The lemon flavour must be so lovely.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 18, 2013 / 7:02 am

      Thanks for the comment Judy, I love anything with a lemon taste 🙂

  4. Winnie
    September 17, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    My family also looooooooooooooves lemon cake (/cookies, etc), and it's a wonderful delicious looking cake!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 18, 2013 / 7:03 am

      Thanks for stopping by Winnie and leaving a comment 🙂

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