Lemon Cake

When life gives you lemons...bake a lemon cake ;) Check out the sweet and zesty sensation of a cake.


The Cake

  • 125 gram butter, at room temperature

  • 3/4 cup caster sugar

  • 2 eggs, at room temperature

  • 2 cup self-raising flour

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • strips of lemon zest, to decorate

The icing

  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 180ºC fan-forced. Grease and line a pan with baking paper. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one by one, and sift flour over butter mixture. Add juice and milk; stir to combine.

2. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes. Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes, then turnout onto a wire rack to cool completely.

3. Meanwhile, to make lemon icing; sift icing sugar into a large bowl. Gradually add juice, stirring until smooth.

4. Spread lemon icing over cooled cake, allowing it to drip down sides. Serve sprinkled with zest.

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