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Lemon Tray Cake

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Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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12 to 16 squares

Soft and spongey tray bake with fantastic flavours of lemon

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  • 225g Butter (unsalted)
  • 225g caster or golden caster sugar
  • 275g self rasing flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 4 lemons and the lemon juice
  • 100g caster sugar


  1. Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees and grease a medium square baking tray with Grease proof paper.

  2. Place a the measured ingredients (apart from lemon) juice into a large mixing bowl and mix together for about 5 to 8 minutes, until light and fluffy.

  3. Give the mix a good stir with a big metal spoon, tip mixture into the greased tray and place in the oven and cook for 30 to 35 minutes untill golden brown.

  4. For the topping, juice the lemons our a sieve so the pips do not end up in the juice, add 100g of caster or golden sugar and mix well, leave to one side.

  5. Once the cake is cooked, remove from oven and with a Sharp knife or skewer pierce the cake all over, mix the Lemon and sugar mixture together then pour over cake and let to cool.

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