Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake: Afternoon Tea

Recipe and photo credit by Belvoir Fruit Farms.

Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake: Afternoon Tea. Hello friends. Cake anyone?

I love, love, love lemon cake and today I’m sharing an Elderflower & Lemon Drizzle Cake as a guest post from Belvoir. How delicious!?

Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake: Afternoon Tea

How To Make A Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake:

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

Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake: Afternoon Tea

Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake Method:

1.) Preheat the oven to 180C/ Fan160C/Gas Mark 4. Grease a (20cm) round, deep loose-based tin and base line with baking parchment.

2.) Place the butter sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl. Use an electric whisk to beat the butter and sugar together untl they are pale and fluffy.

3.) Gradually add the eggs, whisking well between additions and adding 2 tbsp of the flour with the last egg – this will prevent curdling.

4.) Sift over the remaining flour, then gently fold in with a metal spoon along with 2 tbsp hot water.

5.) 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.

6.) A fine skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 mins.

7.) Squeeze the lemon juice, then sieve to remove the bits, stir in the cordial.

8.) 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.

9.) Leave to cool completely, before removing the cake from the tin. Serve in wedges.

Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake: Afternoon Tea

Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake: Afternoon Tea. About this post – Recipe and photo credit by Belvoir Fruit Farms

What do you think of this Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake? Fancy making one for the weekend? Let us know if you get to make one. We would love to hear your thoughts.

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Claire Justine
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Recipe and photo credit by Belvoir Fruit Farms.


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

    Hi, We’ve recently launched the website Alldishes 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,. We look forward to hearing from you!Kind regards,Senka

    • 18th September 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
    17th September 2013 / 2:09 pm

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

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

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

    • 18th September 2013 / 7:02 am

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

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

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

    • 18th September 2013 / 7:03 am

      Thanks for stopping by Winnie and leaving a comment 🙂

  5. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    25th June 2018 / 7:06 am

    Oh what a fabulous idea. It would be my daughters ideal cake as she loves lemon drizzle and this is one of her favourite drinks!! xx

    • Claire
      25th June 2018 / 9:33 am

      Thanks for the comment Maria 🙂

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