Sugar-free Lemon Drizzle Cake

kcals 280 fat14g  saturates 2g carbs 44.3g sugars1.2g fibre 0.7g protein 5.4


  • 225g self-raising flour,sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 225g xylitol
  • 2 lemons, zest only
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 125ml sunflower oil
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 200g 0% fat greek yogurt


  • 1 lemon,juice only
  • 50g xylitol


Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C fan/ Gas 4. Grease and line a 1.2 litre loaf tin (22cm x 13cm width, 7cm depth) with baking parchment. Mix together the flour, baking powder, xylitol and lemon zest in a large bowl.

Mix the eggs, sunflower oil, milk and yoghurt together in a separate bowl or jug and stir them into the flour mixture.

Spoon into a tin and smooth the surface. Transfer to the oven immediately, bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 1 hour – 1 hour 10 mins. Check after 50 mins, if the cake is becoming too dark, cover loosely with foil.


Just before the end of cooking time, make the drizzle by heating the lemon juice and xylitol. Stir over a low heat until the xylitol has dissolved. Once the cake is cooked, take it out of the oven and pour over the drizzle.


Cool in the tin before turning it out.