Lemon & Lime Drizzle Cake

Lemon & Lime Drizzle Cake

As you may have noticed it has been really hot these last few weeks! If most of us like ice cream, I know some of you who don’t. However, all of you like a nice piece of cake right? So follow me to discover today’s “refreshing” recipe πŸ™‚

Lemon & Lime Summer Cake

One of my favourite cakes is the classic lemon drizzle cake. I love anything lemony! This is why I’ve decided to share this recipe with you today πŸ™‚ I think that lemon cakes are perfect for summer. They feel light and taste a little refreshing. After playing around with the original recipe, to make it lighter and more interesting, I finally have I recipe I love! And here it is… the Lemon & Lime drizzle cake πŸ™‚

lemon & lime drizzle cake 1

You will need

  • 1.5 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 lime


1. Start by preheating your oven at 180Β°C.

2. In the meantime, mix the flour, sugar, milk and eggs together until you get a smooth mixture.

3. Then grate your lime to collect the zests and add them to the mix. Mix well and add the poppy seeds and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

4. Cook for 30 – 35 mins.

5. Once your cooked, mix 1/4 cup sugar with the juice of the lime and pour over you cake while it is still hot.

Wait for your cake to cool down and the topping to harden before eating. It goes so well with fresh lemonade, or you could try it with our homemade peach & red fruit iced tea πŸ™‚

lemon & lime drizzle cake 1

lemon & lime drizzle cake 1

lemon & lime drizzle cake 1

What is you favorite cake? I would love to know if you have changed a recipe too and what you have come up with πŸ˜€

See you soon, love


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  1. June 25, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    This look delicious, I can’t bake but I think I need to try this!!

    • June 25, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks lovely! You should it’s so so easy to make πŸ˜€ x

  2. Robyn
    June 25, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    lemon cake is my favourite but I have never thought to add lime!! I love your baking posts although they make me super hungry!!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

    • June 25, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks lovely πŸ™‚
      Sorry ^^ at least you have an excuse to cook now πŸ˜€ x

  3. June 25, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Lemon cake is one of my all time faves!! I will definitely be trying out this recipe. Great pot x

  4. June 25, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Ok, I am now officially starving. This looks so good, it’s one of my favourite cakes too but I’ve never made it! I’m pretty sure I will make it soon using your instructions!

  5. June 25, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    This looks so lovely and easy to bake. I love lemon cake. This has been screenshot in my phone to go to when I want to bake something! Great photography as well!
    Lois x

  6. June 25, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Omg that looks so yummy! I love lemon drizzle cake, so I’ll definitely have to try this with the addition of lime. Perfect for summer and this hot weather when you want a treat but nothing too heavy. xx

    • June 25, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Exactly πŸ˜€ I think the lime makes it extra zingy πŸ˜€ x

  7. June 25, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    This looks so tasty and not too hard to make either! Will have to give it a go xx

    • June 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      It’s super easy! Just mix everything together and there you go ^^ x

  8. June 25, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Lemon drizzle cake has got to be my favourite and I have to try lemon and lime sounds so interesting what a lovely post girls x

  9. June 25, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Holy moly, that looks delish! I’ve always wanted to make a lemon drizzle cake but adding a hint of lime just screams a nice summery treat! I’ll have to keep this in my favourites and do this soon!

    Belle | bellebrick.blogspot.co.uk

  10. Lydia
    June 25, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    This post has made me feel so hungry; I really cannot emphasise this enough! I’ll have to make this one day

  11. June 25, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    God, it looks amazing hun! I need to bake this soon, i love everything with lemon & limes! xx

  12. June 25, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    This looks so delicious! I especially love the addition of the poppy seeds – the recipe doesn’t look too hard so it may have to be my next bake πŸ™‚


    • June 25, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      The poppy seed makes it look more elaborate and fancy with no extra effort ^^ x

  13. June 25, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Wow, that cake looks so nice–almost too good to eat! I’d love this for afternoon tea alongside a fresh lemonade, like you suggested, because I can’t stand hot drinks. Would be a lovely desert in the summer!
    I changed a brownie recipe. It’s the one thing I’m confident with cooking, so I’ve added another ingredient to give it extra gooeyness and it’s the one thing my family constantly ask me to make for them.

    • June 25, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Just the sound of the “extra gooey brownie” sounds amazing! You have to share the recipe on your blog πŸ˜€ x

  14. June 25, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    This looks so good! I’m getting hungry just looking at it! I’ve been looking for new recipes to try and this looks like the perfect one to give a go! Great post! AnnieChanie

  15. June 25, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Yummy! There are no other words! Looks delicious!
    Gemma x | hiddenlittlegem.com

  16. June 25, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    This looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to try these out 😍

  17. June 25, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I made a really good vegan version of this once, I’ll have to post it one day!

  18. June 25, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    This sounds incredible! I really need to try make this!

  19. June 25, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    This is one of my favourite cakes ever! Thank you for such a great recipe. It looks like something I’ll be able to follow

  20. June 26, 2017 / 7:43 am

    The recipe is soo easy I’m already falling for this cake now!!
    Well, a quick heads up – there is a spelling mistake on 2nd point – ” In the meantime, mix the flower,” it should be “flour” I suppose!

  21. June 26, 2017 / 7:59 am

    This looks so good. I love everything with lemon, but I donΒ΄t like when iΒ΄s too sweet! This seems to be the perfect cake for me πŸ™‚

  22. June 26, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    This looks so good right now! Love the recipe and it looks quite easy to follow too! Hopefully mine will end up like yours!

  23. June 26, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    You’re right, lemon really is perfect for summertime! I absolutely love cakes of any kind, and would definitely eat this one WITH ice cream ;). I like that you included lime as well!


  24. June 26, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    This recipe sounds so good! I definitely need to try it!

  25. June 26, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I saw this on twitter yesterday and thought then that it looks absolutely delicious! I love a lemon drizzle so I definitely want to try and make this soon. Love anything with lime in! Thanks so much for sharing, can’t wait to make it x

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  26. June 26, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    This sounds really yummy! I love lemon cakes because they’re so light!
    I’ll have to have a play around with your recipe and see if I can make a dairy & gluten free version! I’ll let you know if I do!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  27. June 26, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    OMGosh! Your Lemon-Lime Cake looks so delicious. Lately I’ve been in the cake-baking mode and have been looking for new recipes to try. Yours is the next up on my list! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe along with beautiful images of the baked product. YUM!

  28. June 26, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    You’ve got to love a good lemon drizzle cake! This is one of my all time faves I think I might have to try and make some myself soon πŸ’–

  29. June 26, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    This looks delicious! I made these as muffins the other week and they taste just amazing! Lovely pictures also!

    Sophia xo // sophiaaaxo.com

  30. June 26, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! Lemon cake is a classic but adding line sounds so refreshing and tasty. I bet this would go amazing with a gin and tonic.

  31. June 26, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Oh I have to try this I love recipe posts. Your blog is so great I can’t wait for your next post (especially if it’s food related!)

  32. June 26, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    This looks delicious! My husband loves everything lemon so I might have to dust off the KitchenAid and get baking!

  33. Sohaiba Irfan
    June 26, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    yummy. I love lemon lime drizzle cake, so divine

  34. June 26, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    Lemon and lime are such refreshing flavors for hot summer weather. Your cake recipe sounds perfect for this time of year!

  35. June 26, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Yum, yum, YUMMM! I love anything with lemon so I’m giving this one a try. If I can figure out how to make it GF, that would be the best!!!

    The Olive Brunette

  36. June 26, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    OMG this loos so amazing. I would to eat it haha Will try this recipe one day

  37. June 26, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    First off the photography is great! You really captured the light and fluffy aspects of the cake. This looks delicious, seems like the perfect dessert for the summer months!

  38. June 26, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I’ve made a banana cake for my daughters first birthday and I love it. It doesn’t have sugar but honey and apples. I think I might try your lemon cake by changing the sugar with honey. It sure looks yummy!

  39. June 26, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Oooh, this looks amazing, I am definitely going to give this a shot. I’m adding this on my must make list.

  40. June 26, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I love lemon drizzle cake. It’s so easy to make and it always turns out delicious. I’ve been making it for so long and it starts to be one of my favorite cakes. I haven’t baked it in quite some time. Thank you for reminding me about it. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  41. June 26, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Omg, this looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try this recipe πŸ™‚

  42. June 26, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    My favorites are cheesecake and Tiramisu but I do have a soft spot for lemon drizzle cake. I really like the sound of your version although yours would probably taste better than mine lol x

  43. June 26, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    Lemons are my favourite. I just posted a lemon curd recipe that would go brilliantly with this cake. πŸ˜€

  44. June 26, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    I love anything with a lemon taste, especially during summer. Although this is a very nice cake, the lemon gives it that lighter touch and make you feel like you’re not eating something heavy. Might have to start baking….;)

  45. June 27, 2017 / 1:10 am

    Ooo I love all things lemon, so I would enjoy this cake. I’m actually down with eating ANY kind of cake. I love it.

  46. June 27, 2017 / 1:40 am

    I am in LOVE with Lemon Drizzle, possibly one of the best inventions out there! And yours looks perfect! I’m not the best at baking, small cupcakes is a push for me hahaha. But I will save this recipe for the summer and have a go, I’ll let you know how it turns out πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Abs x

  47. Chemady
    June 27, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    This cake looks delicious. It looks easy to make.

  48. June 27, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    You guys always have the tastiest recipes! This cake looks so refreshing but so tasty at the same time! I’ll have to give it a try!


  49. June 27, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    This looks and sounds delightful! The flavours are perfect for a summers day, we’ve made our first loaf cake this year and looking to make more – this will defo be on our list! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk / foodandbakertravels.co.uk

  50. June 27, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Looks perfect to me! I haven’t had a lemon drizzle cake for the lonest time…craving it now! Such a classic combination πŸ™‚

  51. Chloe
    June 27, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious! I adore lemon cake so I definitely want to give this a try! Xx

  52. Kayleigh Zara
    June 27, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    This looks absolutely stunning and so so delicious! I must try and make this as lemon drizzle is my absolute favourite x

  53. June 27, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    This sounds like the perfect summer cake to eat – like you said it could go perfectly with lemonade! Or even a cold Starbucks drink – it seems like it would taste really light (not too heavy!) I’ll have to give this recipe a try πŸ™‚

    Oh and my favorite cake is chocolate! I don’t have a specific recipe in mind though, anything chocolate usually tastes amazing!


  54. June 27, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    You guys do the most amazing looking recipes! I really wanna do a vegan take of your chocolate one from the other day! 😍 Xx

  55. June 27, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    All of your recipes always look soooo delicious, adding this one to my ever-extending bookmarked recipes list! Photos are amazing as well xx

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

  56. June 27, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE CAKE! I can’t wait to try your recipe, I absolutely love baking! Your pictures are fantastic too X 😍

  57. June 27, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    This looks amazing and now I want cake! I’m going to try this recipe for sure. I always love making a treacle sponge but it’s definitely an autumn/winter cake! Now I’m going to go buy some cake.

  58. June 27, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Lemon drizzle is my all time favourite! Looking at your picture is making my mouth water 🀀 Deffo gunna try this recipe x

    Mwah x

    Becca x

  59. June 27, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Lemon Drizzle cake is one of my favourite! Your step by step recipe looks really easy to follow, may have to give this a go! x

  60. June 27, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    This looks scrumptious! I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

    Meg x | the-writeblog.blogspot.co.uk

  61. June 27, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Yumm. Looks delicious.
    My go to is Banana cake but I might have to give this a go instead!

    MB – mummybirdbabybird.wordpress.com

  62. June 27, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    I’m a massive fan of your recipes and you always have my favourites! I LOVE the classic lemon drizzle. Going to try this recipe.
    Monica @ thewongblog.com

  63. June 28, 2017 / 1:46 am

    This sounds so interesting! Like the good kind of interesting lol I’ve never heard of a lemon and lime cake but it really does sound perfect for summer. I can’t wait to try it!

  64. June 28, 2017 / 5:29 am

    It’s been extremely hot in my neck of the woods and as much as I love ice cream I think this lemon & lime drizzle cake will hit the right spot

  65. June 29, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Oh wow! I’ve always loved the combination of Lemon and Lime. This looks so delicious to me and so tempting to pair with coffee.

  66. Elizabeth O
    June 29, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Looking at that cake made me crave my favorite lemon cake. It looks simply delicious!

  67. June 30, 2017 / 2:54 am

    It looks so good!!! I love the lemon cake!!

  68. June 30, 2017 / 6:05 am

    Mmm-hmm. This cake looks amazing! I would definitely want to try it out! Especially because I’m craving for a refreshing and not too sweet of a treat!

  69. July 5, 2017 / 2:43 am

    This cake looks awesome! Moist and perfectly baked. I’m crazy about lemon cakes the flavor is always pleasant. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

  70. July 8, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Yum, lemon cakes are my all time favourite. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  71. Jenn JG
    July 9, 2017 / 3:42 am

    Yum, this looks delicious. The pictures are mouth watering and it looks easy enough to make. I am going to have to try this with the kids! Thanks for sharing

  72. Tamsin
    July 9, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Great recipe, i love all things lemon-y too! Thanks for sharing this

  73. July 10, 2017 / 5:31 am

    This looks like a perfect summer treat. It’s refreshing and adds a little bit of a different taste with the lime.

  74. July 10, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Lemon drizzle cake is new flavor for me. Have to try this out this weekend as the recipe seems to be easy.

  75. Christine
    July 10, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Lemon drizzle cake is not something I had heard about before, however sure seems delicious. I just might have to try that recipe soon!

  76. July 11, 2017 / 4:59 am

    You had me at lemon. You did not have to add the drizzle. Now I am drooling here looking at that amazing cake. I will have to try this out.

  77. July 11, 2017 / 7:52 am

    I do bake and would love to try this recipe as soon as I see a store near my area who sells poppy seeds.

  78. July 12, 2017 / 9:51 am

    this looks yummy and will sure taste good. lime in cakes thoughts kinda new to me so maybe till i get a taste then i know how super cool it is. but in all this is a sure delight

  79. July 12, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    This looks amazing! I love citrus infused desserts during the summer. They are somehow lighter and won’t make you feel full. I think this one’s a must try!

  80. rhewi montemayor
    July 14, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Wow. this absolutely looks delicious and this would be perfect to my breakfast and I ‘m sure my hubby would love this too.

  81. July 16, 2017 / 10:46 am

    I will have to give this cake a try. I love stuff with a little bit of lemon. The instructions look pretty straight-forward.

  82. October 9, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Oh I do love a lemon drizzle cake, I like the added little twist of lime and poppy seeds. I will be giving this a try even if it is the autumn.

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