Lemon Drizzle Banana Bread Recipe

Good morning guys! I posted a photo of my lemon drizzle banana bread on Instagram the other day and a few people DM'd me and asked for the recipe! So since I took a whole bunch of photos I thought I would write it up - because who isn't baking banana bread right now?! This cake is super moist and moorish - you could definitely add chocolate chips or walnuts if that's your cup of tea - but I stuck with a simple banana loaf and some super easy icing. 


For The Cake:

- 140g caster sugar
- 140g softened butter (I use Bertolli because it makes the cakes lighter than using actual butter!)
- 140g self raising flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas (overripe works perfectly!)

For The Icing:

- Juice of half a lemon
- Enough icing sugar to form a thick but still runny consistency. About 50g.


1) Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and smooth. I use a stand mixer but a hand whisk works just as well!

2) Add the eggs one at a time, beating until smooth. If the mixture starts to curdle, add a tablespoon of flour.

3) Mix in the flour and baking powder and whisk until combined.

4) Mash the two bananas until they are smooth and 'wet'. Mix into the cake batter and give a final whisk. At this point the mixture will probably be quite wet - this is normal!

5) Transfer into a loaf tin - be sure to grease and line the base as it will make your life a lot easier later on. 

6) Cook for 40-45 minutes or until a cake prong comes out clean at 180C. If it looks like the edges of the cake are cooking but the middle is still runny - lower the temperature to 160C for the last 15 minutes. 

7) when your cake comes out of the oven, let it sit in the tin for about 10-15 minutes before taking it out to cool.

8) To make the icing, squeeze the lemon juice into a small bowl and add the sugar a few table spoons at a time. Keep adding more until it is thick but still runny. Remember you can always add more, but you can't take it away!

9) When the cake is fully cooled, transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with the icing. Leave in the fridge for half an hour until the icing is set... if you can wait that long!

And that's it! Honestly this cake is so moist and delicious I would highly recommend. It's such a simple bake - perfect to do with kids - or just for yourself! Thanks for reading guys - I will be back with another post on Sunday.

Lily x



  1. I really wish I liked Banana Bread because that looks so so nice - I just can’t stand the taste haha! With everyone baking it seems on Instagram, it’s really making me want to bake a Victoria Sponge or something! :D xx

    1. Oh my god I love it so much - we've basically eaten the whole loaf already haha! ooh yeah I think I'm going to make a Victoria Sponge this afternoon ahahaha xx

  2. OMG that just looks and sounds delicious! Love a good twist on banana bread, and lemon drizzle just sounds perfect.
    Will have to give this one a go!

    Aimsy xoxo
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    1. Thank you! Honestly it's so delicious - and I couldn't believe how quick and easy it was :) Let me know if you try it!

  3. You had me at lemon drizzle but then the title just got better! This sounds AMAZING. But I've not made a banana bread yet - whoops! I love the taste of bananas and lemon so those two together would be fantastic!


    1. It's honestly so incredible! Such a perfect lockdown treat!

  4. This looks so yummy! Can you believe I've never had banana bread before. I might have to give this a go ... especially as it has lemon drizzle icing :)

    Kathryn x

    1. Oh wow you definitely need to! It's so delicious!


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