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Make lemon drizzle cake in the air fryer – perfectly ‘fuss-free’ recipe preps



Lemon drizzle cake is a perfectly zesty sweet treat available in supermarkets across the globe.

However, it’s much more rewarding – and fun – when you can concoct this yummy dessert in your own kitchen.

BBC Good Food shared how budding bakers can whip up this cake in everyone’s favourite kitchen gadget – an air fryer.

The food media platform stated: “Ever tried your air-fryer for baking? While it’s not ideal for perfectly even cakes, it’s great for a fuss-free loaf cake, like this lemon drizzle.”

BBC Good Food gave the recipe a difficulty rating of “easy”, so it’s the perfect one to get young kids or grandkids involved with.


250g butter, at room temperature

250g caster sugar

Four eggs

250g self-raising flour

Three lemons, zested and juiced

100g icing sugar


1. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment. Add the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, a pinch of salt and two-thirds of the lemon zest into a bowl, before beating with an electric whisk for four to five minutes until pale and fluffy.

2. Heat the air fryer to 160C. Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin and smooth over the surface. Cook for one hour to one hour 10 mins. Insert a skewer into the centre to check if the cake is cooked – it should come out clean. BBC Good Food recommended covering the surface with foil if it starts to get too dark. Leave to cool in the tin for five minutes.

3. For the icing, combine the icing sugar, the rest of the lemon zest and just enough juice to make a smooth, pourable icing. Gently lift the warm cake out onto a wire rack set over a tray and poke deep holes all over the top using a skewer. Carefully drizzle over the icing, letting it drip off the edges. Leave the cake to set and then serve. Enjoy!

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