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Simple Elderflower and Lime Drizzle Cake

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Cake
Servings: 8 slices



  • 100g sugar
  • 40g butter (softened)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100ml elderflower cordial (see notes)
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • 200g white spelt flour (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 50ml lime juice
  • 50ml elderflower cordial (see notes)
  • 30g white sugar


  • Pre-heat the oven to 175°C (350ºF). Grease and line an 8" springform cake tin.
  • Cream the butter and sugar and beat in the eggs one at a time. Add elderflower cordial, oil, vanilla extract, and yoghurt and beat until smooth.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder together and add to the wet ingredients, stirring until incorporated.
  • Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for around 30-35 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then poke all over with a skewer to create tiny holes. Mix the lime juice and elderflower cordial together and spoon over the warm cake. Finally, sprinkle the sugar all over.
  • Leave to cool for a further ten minutes or so, then remove from the pan and allow to cool completely. Slice and serve. Enjoy!


I use metric measurements in my recipes. If you prefer imperial (cup) measurements, Cook it Simply offer a handy conversion tool.
  1. I used my own elderflower cordial, but you can use shop bought.
  2. You can use regular, plain flour in place of spelt flour.