By adding lots of lovely sherbety lemon you can transform a classic sponge into a zingy showstopper. In this collection we have started with a traditional lemon drizzle and worked our way through the possible variations – things like tray bakes with crunchy poppy seeds, sponges infused with lemongrass and cupcakes topped with white chocolate – the options are endless.
Any citrus fruit works well to cut through a rich buttery sponge. Try switching the lemon in these recipes for lime, orange or grapefruit if you fancy a change.
Why not try mastering the basic lemon drizzle cake and then putting your own twist on it using our other recipes as inspiration. Try baking your mixture as a tray bake, sandwich cake or cupcakes and give them to friends and family as gifts.
What is your favourite way to ice and serve a lemon cake?