Make the perfect British raspberry drizzle cake

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Miranda Gore Browne's British raspberry drizzle cake is the perfect way to enjoy this great British summer fruit.


For the cake:

  • 150g soft unsalted butter, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 150g caster sugar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 130g British raspberries (chop in half if very big)

For the raspberry drizzle:

  • 100g British raspberries
  • 70g granulated sugar
  • Juice of one lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 170°C, gas mark 3.
  2. Grease and line a 20cm x 9cm (base measurement) 8cm-deep loaf tin with baking paper or a cake tin liner.
  3. In a stand mixer or using an electric hand whisk, or wooden spoon, beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Then beat in the lemon zest.
  4. Break the eggs into a jug, lightly beat with a fork; add to the cake mixture little by little, mixing well each time.
  5. Sift in the self-raising flour; fold in using a large metal spoon until combined.
  6. Then add the raspberries and stir again to combine.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin.
  8. Gently smooth the top until level.
  9. Bake the loaf for 1 hour 10 minutes, without opening the oven door during cooking; the cake should be firm in the centre.
  10. For the drizzle, use a fork to squish the 75g raspberries with the granulated sugar.
  11. Stir the lemon juice into the raspberry mixture.
  12. When the cake comes out of the oven, leave it in its tin and spoon the drizzle over the top.
  13. Set aside to cool before taking out of the tin and serving.

Miranda is a food writer, home-baking expert and finalist on the first series of The Great British Bake Off.

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Related categories: Cakes and bakes Desserts Fruit Recipes

Last edited: 31 July 2020 at 15:21

Have your say

Countryside website team - 22/06/2020 15:17:19

Thanks Marion - good spot. The zest is added in step 3 so we've taken out the second adding (previously step 6). Hope this is helpful, good luck with making this delicious recipe, let us know how it goes!

Marion Menzies - 22/06/2020 09:19:03

I think there is an error at step 6 of the method. Should it say add the lemon zest - not the lemon juice. Looks like a lovely recipe and I’m about to try it out.

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