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Easy lemon cake

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Serves 8

A simple yet impressive lemon cake recipe for everyone.

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Ingredients

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 2 lemons
  • For the icing
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened

Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Grease two 20cm/8 inch round sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper.
    2. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together until thick and pale. Beat the 3 eggs and add to the bowl, then sift in the flour gradually. Finely grate the zest from the 2 lemons into the bowl, and squeeze 1 tbsp lemon juice and add.
    3. Beat together for about 2 minutes, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Spoon into the tins and spread level. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until firm and golden, and leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto a wire rack and leave until completely cooled.
    4. To make the icing, beat the butter with the icing sugar until light and fluffy, and squeeze 1 tbsp lemon juice into the mixture.
    5. Spread the icing over the top of each cake using a palette knife, and sandwich together.

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Comments (6)

Gingerbaker33's picture

There is no baking powder in this so it didn't raise very much at all. It also dried out quite a bit, will try again and adapt it.

wootters's picture
3.75

This was quick and easy to make and got lots of compliments at the fundraiser coffee morning. There was none left over - says it all! The filling was very soft, when I make this again (and I will) I will leave more time and refrigerate it for half an hour before I fill the cake.

Abeer's picture

Made this for my friend's birthday and he absolutely loved it! It was moist, soft, fluffy and so good to eat! Thanks for the recipe!

jean1975's picture

made this yesterday. lovely light cake , making another today. mmmmmmm

freddyatt's picture
5

easy and well loved by all, thank you :)

k_allen18's picture
5

Note: when I first made this, I was pushed for time and added the icing before the cakes were cool, so inevitably the icing melted - so wait until they are cooled first, however impatient you may be.

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