Dairy Free Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake

Dairy Free Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake

My sons school are doing a bake sale today at lunch time in aid of Children in Need, which I very nearly forgot about! Thankfully I managed to throw together some ingredients together to whip something up. Thank goodness for the marvellous queen of cakes Mary Berry, and her Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake.

I am usually the organised one. I already have my 2019 diary filled in with school holidays, summer holiday, birthdays, anniversaries and the next dental appointments. How this slipped passed the radar is beyond me. Regardless I had to roll my sleeves up, drag the husband into the kitchen to help, and get cracking.

I had managed to sort Cal out with a very cool dude outfit thanks to manic trip to George at Asda (not an ad, was the only place with spotty anything left). I just needed to sort a dairy free cake out. I do begrudge this sort of thing, I’ll be honest. Part of me just wants to hand a few quid over instead but when you have an allergy kid there is no way around it! If you don’t bake the cake, they don’t get to buy any and that isn’t fair on him really. I do wonder sometimes how much ends up in the teacher staff room too! Mainly because both his class teacher and TA were stood at the door rubbing their hands asking what I was going to be bringing in!

Ah well it is for a good cause, and if they manage to enjoy a slice or two they deserve it for being super hero teachers at the end of the day. I know I couldn’t be a teacher for a living! Haha!

Right the recipe is below. Bake it, share it, enjoy it! The next one I may use Lavender infused sugar, you will have to keep an eye on my social to see how it turns out.

 

Sophie xx

Dairy Free Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake
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Dairy Free Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake

This is a deliciously mouthwatering slice of heaven. If you are a fan of Lemon Drizzle anything, this is definitely the one to bake!

Course cake, Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 Slices
Author Original recipe by Mary Berry, adpated by wifemotherlife

Ingredients

  • 275 g Self Raising Flour
  • 225 g Dairy Free Spread we use Flora which is soy free
  • 225 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 tbsp Dairy Free Milk Alternative we used oat milk
  • 4 large Free Range Eggs
  • 2 Lemons Zest

Topping

  • 2 Lemons Juice
  • 150 g Granulated Sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees C, and lightly grease a 20x30 cm tray. I used a foil tray which I usually wash and reuse. To grease I used coconut oil.

  2. In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients for the batter and whisk with an electric hand mixer. It should combine quite quickly, so keep going until the batter is smooth.

  3. Pour the batter into the baking tray and with a spatula or spoon, smooth the thick batter into the corners of the tray. Make sure the batter is evenly distributed across the tray, then pop it into the middle of your oven for 35-40 mins until a skewer comes out clean.

  4. Once baked, leave to cool for 5 mins before pricking the top of the cake with a fork. This will help the lemon absorb better.

  5. In a small bowl combine the granulated sugar and lemon, then slowly spoon the mixture ove the cake. Go slowly so the cake has time to absorb the lemony goodness! Leave to completely cool and watch the syrup form a crystal crust ontop of your cake.

  6. Cut into small pieces, I got 24 from mine, but you could do bigger slices if you wanted. Then sit back and enjoy a slice with a lovely cuppa!

Recipe Notes

You could easily swap the lemon in the recipe out for a grapfruit, to make a tangy refreshing slice. Or it may work well with a hint of lavender in it.

However you make it let me know how you got on with it!

6) Cut into small pieces, I got 24 from mine, but you could do bigger slices if you wanted. Then sit back and enjoy a slice with a lovely cuppa!

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14 Comments

  • Megan Kindelin

    27th January, 2020

    Would this recipe work in a loaf tin? Or need to be in two loaf tins maybe? thanks!

    • Sophie - wifemotherlife

      28th January, 2020

      It could work well, yes. I haven’t tried it myself. Maybe put the tin lower in the oven and allow longer for it cook all the way through withour burning the edges? Let me know if it works! x

  • Lin

    28th September, 2020

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! It is my go to when I am short on time and need a reliable cake. It’s so tasty and moist

    • Sophie - wifemotherlife

      12th October, 2020

      Love this! Thank you so much for coming back and commenting on my recipe. Really appreciate it xx

  • Carole Stephens

    24th February, 2021

    5 stars
    Not a vegan but have a daughter who is dairy free so we do a lot of dairy free bakes which can be hard to find. Some recipes I find are quite heavy, All the family love this and its so light. Now would like to put poppy seeds in the cake but how much should I put in and what do I substitute the seeds for? Thank you so much for this recipe.

    • Sophie - wifemotherlife

      10th April, 2021

      I am so glad you and your daughter are able to enjoy this recipe. It is definitely one of our favourites here xx

  • Lesley Cowan

    2nd April, 2021

    5 stars
    I made this Lemon Drizzle Cake for a friend who is gluten tolerant and dairy free, absolutely delicious the sponge so moist, she even said normally the receipes she has used are always dry. I did cut down the sugar to 100grms instead of 150grms, lol i didn’t get any to bring home, she had put it in her cake tin.

    • Sophie - wifemotherlife

      10th April, 2021

      I always have to make extra batches whenever I make this recipe Lesley, for no other reason than so I can get some! So glad your friend enjoyed so much too. I know how lovely it is when someone remembers you have intolerances xx

  • Elisheba Barr-hamilton

    10th April, 2021

    5 stars
    My best friend is dairy free, and so I made this for her, we are seeing her later!

    • Sophie - wifemotherlife

      10th April, 2021

      Let me know how it goes down Elisheba! I know it is a firm favourite here and I always get requests for it if anyone knows I am making a batch xx

      • Elisheba Barr-hamilton

        14th May, 2021

        5 stars
        Definitely a favourite in my family and friends

  • Elisheba Barr-hamilton

    14th May, 2021

    5 stars
    Definitely a favourite in my family and friends

  • Elisheba Barr-hamilton

    14th May, 2021

    It is definitely the best cake I’ve found for her, her brother loves it too, and my bro! It’s much better with zest, everyone agreed! (The first time I didn’t have lemons, had to use bought lemon juice)

  • Elisheba Barr-hamilton

    14th May, 2021

    I might try the rocky road next.

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