I fancied some lemony goodness and a quick google on BBC good food led me to this recipe which I altered slightly to make GF and to taste.  This is such an easy recipe and the cake is delish with a cuppa.

What you need:

For the cake

225g Caster Sugar

225g Butter,softened

225g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour (I used Doves Farm)

4 eggs

Rind and juice of 1 lemon

Tsp of Xantham Gum


For the drizzle

Juice of 1 Lemon

85g Caster sugar


This is how we do it

  1. Cream the butter and caster sugar together, I find a fork good for this. If the butter isn’t soft this will take ages so do yourself a favour and leave it out of the fridge an hour before baking
  2. Add the eggs in  and mix well
  3. Add the lemon juice and rind
  4. Sift the flour and xantham gum in and combine
  5. Whack in a loaf tin which has been lined with baking paper at 180C for around 45 minutes. A skewer which will come out clean once the cake is cooked
  6. While your cake is cooling, make the drizzle by mixing the caster sugar and lemon juice over a low heat
  7. Pour over the cake (having first pricked with a fork to let in the juices) and leave to set – it will be shiny and crisp on the outside
  8. Enjoy with cream, ice cream, hot, cold – in your lámh as you run of the house- what ever you want!