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Citrus Drizzle Cake

This moist and citrusy cake is a perfect dessert for spring, summer, or any season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Author WhollyCupcake


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1 mandarin or clementine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup lemon flavored whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar reserve for the citrus drizzle


  •  Preheat oven to 350F
  • Grease a 9-in square pan with a little butter.
  • Grate the zest from all the fruits.
  •  Put 2 tsp of the zest in a large bowl with the butter and sugar. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy.
  •   Add the eggs one at a time, and mix the batter after each one.
  •  In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, corn meal, salt and baking powder.  
  • Sift half the mixture over the butter mixture and blend well. 
  •  Fold the yogurt into the butter mixture and sift the remaining flour mixture on top and fold well.
  •  Scrape batter into prepared pan and tap gently. 
  •   Bake for 20 minutes after which turn temperature down to 325F and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  •   Juice 1 lemon, 1 lime,1 mandarin and remaining zest into a bowl, mix in the sugar without letting in dissolve. 
  • Poke about 20 holes in the cake using a skewer and spoon the citrus drizzle over it evenly. Let cool and enjoy!