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Lemon Cake {Recipe}

Looking for something citrus, sweet and delicious? Do you have an abundance of extra lemons or even just 2? Well the lemon cake recipe below is a must try and you will make it over and over because it is so tasty, flavoursome and moreish. In case being mouth-watering isn’t a good enough reason for you, they are also incredibly easy to make.

Lemon Cake Recipe

Serves 8
Lemon Cake Recipe
125g butter, softened
1 cup castor sugar
1.5 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced
2 eggs
1.5 cups Self Raising Flour, sifted
¼ cup milk
¼ cup lemon juice
ICING– 1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
(If more liquid is needed add a tad more)



1.    Preheat oven to 180 degrees (160 fan forced)
2.    Cream butter, castor sugar and lemon rind with an electric beater until light and fluffy.
3.    Add each egg one at a time; beating well after each to mix in well.
4.    Add half the flour and the milk to the egg mix and combine. Fold in the remaining flour and ¼ cup lemon juice.
5.    Spoon mixture into greased loaf pan, mini loafs, muffin trays, etc.
6.    Bake for 20-25 mins or until skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of cakes.
7.    Turn out onto cooling rack after 5 minutes.
8.    To prepare icing mix the icing sugar with lemon juice.
9.    Spoon onto the lemon cake/loaf while still warm.
10.           Add some extra thinly grated rind on top of icing for decoration.

Once you have tried my  lemon cake recipe I’d love for you to pop back and let me know what you thought. 

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  1. 02/09/2012 / 9:38 am

    They sound delicious!

    Thanks for linking up Kell!

    • Kell Kelly
      02/09/2012 / 10:33 am

      They are pretty bloody good!!
      Thanks for hosting a great linky Amy 🙂

  2. Salz DummySpit
    02/09/2012 / 11:00 am

    I have lots of lemons in the fridge as I wanted to make a lemon tart for the weekend but didn’t get around to doing it. I should also make this looks delish.

    • Kell Kelly
      02/09/2012 / 11:05 am

      If time is a problem this is great! It is so quick and easy to make Salz

  3. 02/09/2012 / 11:17 am

    We have a lemon tree full of fruit. I know what my goal is this week: try this recipe!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Kell Kelly
      02/09/2012 / 1:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kaz! Let me know what you think of it 🙂

    • Kell Kelly
      02/09/2012 / 11:25 pm

      Hahaha well I guess you will love this than!! If you make it let me know what you think Camille 🙂

    • Kell Kelly
      18/09/2012 / 2:53 am

      Thanks for stopping by. It really is yummy!

  4. Danni-elle Anderson
    23/10/2016 / 2:54 pm

    Rainy day outside – so gave this recipe a go. Is perfect with coffee 🙂 I changed the icing to a buttercream as I am not a zesty fan. This cake is amazing!

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