Boy, I sure do love a lemon drizzle cake. I’d even go as far to say it’s my very favorite kind of cake. When I’m in a bakery, faced with an array of multi coloured cakes and cookies I’ll always opt for old reliable lemon drizzle. I’d grow old with that cake, love and cherish it for always, Katie & LDC 4eva!
When I saw the variation at the end of the Whole Orange Poppy Seed Cake recipe that replaced the orange with lemon, I was over the moon. I mean, I’d already decided on swapping the citrus siblings but this means I’d have something to work from.
The cake was delicious, the glaze was so super tart it pulled your gums over your teeth, but that’s how I like my lemony treats. Painfully tangy. I think I’m going to give the orange version a try next, just for comparison.
A big thank you to the fantastic Melissa of Lulu the Baker for choosing this recipe! It’s been one of my favorites to date. Go have a browse through the good old SMS bakers for more citrusy poppy seed fun.