Utterly Lemon Clotted Cream Cake Recipe

Utterly Lemon Clotted Cream Cake Recipe

It’s been a hot minute since I did a spot of baking on my blog but look who’s back in the kitchen! I couldn’t not share with you how to bake this clotted cream cake with a citrus drizzle topped with chocolate that I baked the other afternoon, seen as I had some clotted cream left, which in my opinion is rather scrumptious. It is a twist on the classic drizzle cake which I am also partial to. If you are like me and are a lover of lemon, this take on a lemon drizzle cake recipe, full of citrus flavour will be right up your street – trust me. I promise you won’t regret making this which you can enjoy at the end with friends and family…or just yourself…same.

Instead of using icing, I decorated it with melted chocolate on top of the drizzle (made with a simple sugar and lemon mixture) because I just needed to sneak a bit of chocolate in the recipe somehow didn’t I. I love this recipe for a lazy Spring Sunday afternoon with a warm cuppa or even as a treat during the week for afternoon tea. What’s not to love!

Before we delve in, let’s just make this clear that I am by no means the Mary Berry of baking myself and it still tasted delish which is the main thing am I right? So this recipe is perfect for all baking abilities, quick to make and requires little fancy ingredients because no body has time for that.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Makes: 1 cake (serves 10)

You will need:

For the cake

  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 227g tub clotted cream
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 lemon, grated zest only


For the drizzle & topping

  • juice 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • bar of milk chocolate


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Lightly oil and base the line of a 1 litre loaf tin. With an electric hand mixer, whisk the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl for 2-3 minutes until pale, thick and nearly double in size.
  2. Gently beat in the clotted cream with the lemon zest until smooth, then fold in the flour with a pinch of salt. Pour the batter into the prepared tin, then bake for 60 minutes until a skewer pushed into the middle comes out clean. (Cover the cake with foil if it’s browning too quickly, but not before the 30 minute mark or the cake might sink.)
  3. Towards the end of the cooking time, make the drizzle. Put the lemon juice in a small pan and heat gently until the mixture bubbles. Leave to cool for 2 minutes, then add the sugar.
  4. As soon as the cake is cooked, remove from the oven and pierce it all over with a metal skewer. Pour over half the hot drizzle, letting it sink in for 10 minutes. Leave it in the tin for another 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack. Make holes with a skewer on the underside, then slowly pour over the remaining drizzle, making sure it doesn’t all run off the sides. Leave to cool completely, then decorate with melted chocolate.

Andd voila! There you have it!  A delicious, moist, flavoursome lemon clotted cream cake. Yes pleaseee. If you do have a go at making this, or any of my other bakes yourself at home, make sure to let me know as I’d love to see your creations!


See my other bakes —> HERE 

amelia* this recipe is from delicious magazine 















  1. June 2, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Ooooh, what a delicious looking cake! I’m so into baking whenever I get some spare time and I’ll definitely be saving this recipe and giving it a go in the Summer at some point!

    Jade xo | http://www.simplyjadey.co.uk

    • June 2, 2018 / 12:30 pm

      Aww thank you so much Jade!! Yayy let me know if you do! xx

  2. May 11, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    This post is the first of yours I have come across and it is a good one! I may just have to attempt this recipe this weekend. Also nice to see a fellow blogger from North Yorkshire 🙂 x

    • May 11, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      Hi Emma! Aww thank you so much! I’m so pleased. Let me know if you do! 🙂 xx

  3. May 10, 2018 / 12:47 am

    I’m making a note of this recipe, and fully intend baking it this weekend, sounds absolutely scrummy!! Anything with clotted cream is always a winner for me. thanks for sharing the recipe, I’ve never heard of it before.

    Samantha x


    • May 10, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Awww thank you so much Samantha, I’m so pleased! Let me know if you do!! Definitely – your most welcome xx

  4. April 22, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    This is making my mouth water it sounds so good! I love that you added the melted chocolate too, that’s definitely something I would do! I want cake so badly now, Fab post!

    Ellie x

    • April 22, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Aww thank you so much Ellie!! Yess deffos, you’ve got to have a bit of choccy in there somehow! Awh haha, how kind! Thanks for reading hun xxx

  5. April 12, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! Your bakes always make me so hungry! 💖xx

    • April 12, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Aww thanks so much Eden! How kind! xxx

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