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Lemon Cake

By ihill (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12 cupcakes
A sweet, tangy lemon cake.
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Ingredients

  • Zest one lemon
  • 125g soft margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 150g plain flour
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Syrup

  • Zest one lemon
  • 125g soft margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 150g plain flour
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 100g sugar

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease a loaf tin and line with parchment paper.
  • STEP 2
    Beat margarine and sugar, on medium speed, until creamy. Add the eggs and lemon zest and mix for 3 to 4 minutes, until well incorporated. Sift the flour, baking powder and milk into the egg mixture. Mix until combined.
  • STEP 3
    Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted in the center, comes out clean.
  • STEP 4
    To make the syrup combine the sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Place over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • STEP 5
    When the cake is cooked prick all over with a toothpick. Pour the syrup all over the cake and leave to absorb. Leave to cool and serve.
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