Whether you’re counting Calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers, there’s no need to miss out on cake with our slimming-friendly Lemon Drizzle Cake!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
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How many Calories are in this Lemon Drizzle Cake?
There are 73 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Lemon Drizzle Cake. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. .
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Lemon Drizzle Cake suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Gluten free flour
You could also enjoy this Lemon Drizzle Cake if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe?
This Lemon Drizzle Cake has 1 Point per portion! So you really can have your cake and eat it!
How to make this Lemon Drizzle Cake
You’ll be amazed how simple this cake is to make. Here’s a summary;
- Separate the eggs and mix the yolks in with the flour, sweetener, lemon zest and juice
- Whisk the egg whites to form soft peaks
- Fold the whites into the lemony mixture
- Pour carefully into a lined loaf tin and bake until golden
- Make the drizzle by putting the rest of the sweetener into a saucepan with more lemon juice and heating gently
- Once the cake is cooked through, pour over the lemon syrup and return to the oven for a few more minutes
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Lemon Drizzle Cake?
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You can buy all of the ingredients for this recipe in a standard supermarket – there is nothing unusual in the recipe at all!
You will need a small loaf tin to cook this in. You’ll be able to pick one up in most large supermarkets, or online from Amazon.
Can you cook this Lemon Drizzle Cake another way?
This cake needs to be baked as per the instructions in the method below.
How do you know when this Lemon Drizzle Cake is cooked?
This Lemon Drizzle Cake is cooked when a skewer is pushed into the cake and is comes out clean. The cake should be golden brown.
This should take approx 25 minutes in the oven.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep this Lemon Drizzle Cake for?
You should keep this Lemon Drizzle Cake in and airtight container.
It won’t last as long as normal cake because it doesn’t contain any fat, but it should keep for around 3 days.
Can I freeze Lemon Drizzle Cake?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!