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Lemon drizzle lemon bars

Soft, moist lemon bars made extra lemony.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins


  • 350 g butter
  • 350 g sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 350 g flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tsp backing powder
  • 3 lemons
  • 300 g confectioners sugar sifted


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 356°F and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and the sugar, until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and keep beating for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the flour, the vanilla and the baking powder. Add the zest of all three lemons and the juice of one lemon.
  • Give it a final beat and spread it evenly onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile prepare the drizzle. Mix the juice of one lemon with 1 cup of water.
  • When the cake comes out, let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Poke it with a wooden skewer all over and then carefully spoon on the drizzle.
  • When the cake has cooled off, make the glaze by mixing the confectioners sugar with the juice of the remaining lemon. Carefully add some water, just a little bit at a time until you have a nice thick glaze. Spread it evenly on the cake and decorate to your liking.
  • Cut into bars while the glaze is still wet.