Lemon drizzle cake at b&b guest house Barnstaple

only drizzle at West Down B&B guest house is Brenda’s lemon drizzle cake !!

Brenda at her Devon B&B guest house outside Barnstaple has been busy as usual in the kitchen. She has been testing and developing new recipes to be able to welcome guests back to West Down and improving on her award wining food . Brenda’s latest success is a gorgeous and succulent lemon drizzle cake made with eggs straight from the West Down hens.

Free range hens at Devon B&B Guest House








Brenda is so pleased with the results of her hard work that she has decided to share the recipe for you to try for yourself. Please let Brenda know how you get on and look out for more of her recipes on future blogs and on the West Down Facebook pages.

This is Brenda’s lemon drizzle cake recipe:

Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

You will need 3 x 1 lb loaf tins – I line mine with readymade paper liners.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees (for fan oven)

Ingredients for the Cakes

285 g (10 oz) self-raising flour

225 g (8oz) caster sugar

2 tsp baking powder

225g (8oz) softened butter ( I normally just use a whole pack of butter which is slightly over 8 oz)

4 large eggs

4 tablespoons of milk

grated rind of 2 large lemons

For the Drizzle

175g (6oz) granulated sugar juice of 2 large lemons


Put all the ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 2 minutes.

Divide the mixture between the 3 loaf tins.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees (for fan oven).

Put in the oven for 30 minutes – check after 30 minutes to see if the cake is firm on top. You will probably need longer but only allow 5 minutes at a time. You want ‘just cooked’.

Take out of the oven and leave for 5 minutes. Prick all over with a skewer ( I use my table fork – creates 4 holes at a time – how lazy is that? )

Mix the sugar & lemon for the drizzle and pour over the cakes. After another 10 minutes take out of the tins & place on a wire tray – this is where it really helps having the readymade paper liners because it keeps any of the drizzle that has fallen down the sides in place.

This will keep for several days as it’s so moist and they also freeze well.

Keep safe, keep happy

See you soon,

Roger & Brenda

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