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 Pure Irish Salted Butter
  • 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

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

Main courses

Kerrygold Veggie Burger

For the Burger Patties 1. Put the beans in a colander and rinse with c...

Sides & Nibbles

Sweet Potato, Bacon & Pecan Stuffing

Preheat the oven to 180°F or Gas Mark 4. Place a saucep...

Serves 8
Sides & Nibbles

Cheesy Garlic Bread with Curry Butter

Preheat oven to 220C, prepare a baking sheet with baking paper....

Cheeseboard For Two

To assemble the cheeseboard:...

Serves 2
Sides & Nibbles

West Coast Crayfish with Curried Citrus Butter

Recipe by Rozanne Stevens (...

Serves 4 (as a side dish)
Sides & Nibbles

Kerrygold Herb Butter Plucked Bread

1. Put the flour in a bowl. Now dissolve the yeast together with the sugar in th...

Main courses

Baked Ratatouille with Dubliner Cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. 2. Preheat a skillet over medium...

Serves 6
see more