About this recipe:This is a simple cake that is nice to have to hand for that mid-afternoon break. If you don't have lemon extract (Dr Oetker is a good brand), try either making the cake without for a simple butter cake, or adding a tablespoon of lemon zest.
225g butter or margarine
400g caster sugar
375g sifted plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon natural lemon extract
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Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Lightly grease and flour one 25cm tube cake tin.
Combine margarine, caster sugar, eggs, buttermilk, sifted flour, bicarb, baking powder and lemon extract and beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour cake mixture into prepared cake tin.
Bake at 150 C / Gas 2 for 1 hour. Remove cake from tin after it has cooled.