Mary Berry's three-step lemon cake recipe has a lovely blend of 'citrus and sweet'

A whole lemon drizzle cake with a slice taken out.
-Credit: (Image: Getty)

Mary Berry's "perfect" lemon cake recipe, with its three easy steps, has been winning over baking enthusiasts.

The recipe went viral on TikTok after The Cupcake Clinic showed how to whip up Mary's delicious dessert. It's been hailed as a "no-mess" method since all it involves is throwing all the ingredients into a bowl on your kitchen scales and giving them a good mix.

Next, simply pour the batter into a loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes. The final flourish? Crafting the perfect drizzle. While the cake is still hot from the oven, mix sugar and lemon juice, then pour it evenly over the cake.

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Let it cool down, and you're left with what's been called "the most delicious" lemon cake, reports The Express.

The much-loved TV chef says the cake is not only "light and fluffy" but also bursting with flavour. That certainly sounds like a delight.

In their video caption, The Cupcake Clinic said: "This is a Mary Berry recipe, which means there is just no going wrong. It's the perfect spring-time treat, with just the right balance between citrus and sweet."

Lemon cake
Lemon drizzle is a delight -Credit:Getty Images/StockFood


  • 75g caster sugar

  • 175g self-raising flour

  • 175g butter, softened

  • Three eggs

  • Zest of one lemon

  • 3/4 tsp baking powder

For the topping:

  • 100g granulated sugar

  • Juice from one lemon

Lemon drizzle cake
Lemon drizzle cake is delightful -Credit:Getty

To whip up the cake, simply mix all the cake ingredients together, and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 40 minutes.

For the finishing touch, combine the drizzle ingredients while the cake is still hot, and spread it generously on top.

The buzz around this zesty creation is undeniable, with countless food lovers lauding its ease of preparation and the burst of citrusy goodness in every bite.

In the tutorial, the presenter confidently promises viewers that they "will not be disappointed", and the overwhelming response indicates that the dish more than lives up to the anticipation.

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