Ingredients

  • 250g (9 oz) (1 ½ cups) self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 225g (8 oz) (1 cup plus 2 tbsp) caster sugar
  • 225g (8 oz) (16 tbsp) at room temperature Kerrygold® Irish Creamery Butter 454g
  • 4 eggs
  • Finely grated rind of 2 lemons
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • For the lemon icing

  • 200g (7 oz) (1 cup) icing sugar
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
Print recipe

Directions

Tried, tested and perfected, this recipe is in the oven in five minutes flat. Just as well because lemon drizzle squares would test anyone’s patience.
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F), Gas Mark 3 and line a 23cm x 30cm (9in x 12in) baking tin with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and caster sugar into a large mixing bowl. With a spoon, make a well in the centre and add the butter, eggs, lemon rind and milk. Beat with a handheld mixer for a few minutes until it is well and truly mixed.
  3. With the help of a spatula, transfer the mixture to your prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Leave in the tin to settle for a few minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack and let it cool.
  4. Meanwhile you can crack on with the lemon icing. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the lemon rind and juice. There’s nothing like fresh lemons to make your tastebuds tango. Spread the icing generously over the top of the cooled lemon cake. If you possess the will power, leave it to set at room temperature for 1 hour and then cut up into squares.
  5. Ideal for teatime or pudding, you can serve solo or with raspberries and a dollop of crème fraîche. Go on, the chef deserves a second slice!

Want More Ideas?

Follow Kerrygold on Instagram

explore our

Similar Recipes

Seasonal

Festive Pumpkin and Ginger Cake with Salted Caramel Icing

This cake is the perfect showstopper for the festive season....

Sides & Nibbles

Potato rösti

Wash potatoes thoroughly. Cook in boiling salted water with cumin for...

Serves 6 pieces
Breakfast

French Toast (Pain Perdu)

Whisk the egg, icing sugar and whole milk together thoroughly and pou...

Seasonal

Kerrygold Christmas Cookies

These can be packed in cellophane bags and tied with ribbons to be given as a ni...

Serves Makes 15-20 cookies
Desserts

Rhubarb-Crème

This Rhubab-Crème is perfect for any event! Preparation:...

Serves 8
Starters

Savoy cabbage soup with bacon

...

Serves 6
Desserts

Eton Mess No Bake Cheesecake

Eton Mess has long been a family favourite when it comes to desserts. Try our...

see more