My neighbour always used to bake this cake when we were children, and now I finally have the recipe. This is a great cake to cut into squares or slices and to wrap individually for cake sales, packed lunches or school fetes.
This cake had a lovely taste and texture. I added the zest & juice of 2 lemons as I was rushing and made a mistake, which meant the cakes took a bit longer to bake. I had enough mixture to fill 2 3lbs loaf tins and a few mini muffins!! - 30 May 2011
Apart from stupid mistakes from me it was really great. Everyone at work loved it. I need to try again and do it justice. This amount was enough for a 12 - 14 person round cake plus an 8 - 10 person loaf. - 07 Feb 2011
I made this cake yesterday (with the help of my 3 year old daughter!) and it turned out beautifully. The only change to the recipe was that I used 7 large eggs instead of 8 medium sized. I used a large baking tray 35x26cm and it was more than enough for the 20 people at last night's street party planning meeting. In fact I may have to make it again for the actual Jubilee party! Lovely and lemony but not overpowering. A very light sponge too. Will definitely make this one again. - 17 Apr 2012