This traditional American cake is buttery, sweet and delicious, with the buttermilk ensuring it comes out fantastically moist. This is a great base recipe to use if you are icing a layer cake, or to use in a trifle. Of course, it is delicious as is! Tip: you can use two 20cm or two 23cm round cake tins instead of the tube cake tin. Adjust baking time accordingly.
You can reduce the amount of sugar and the cake will still be delicious! Try 300-400g instead of 600g.
I made this for my son's 7th birthday, it was the yummiest cake I have ever had! I'm not a fan of anything sponge so I was pleasantly surprised! I did add a little extra lemon thou! - 19 Jan 2012
Made this a few weeks ago, was loved by everyone. Will be making again when visiting friends - 11 Sep 2013
I baked this cake for my mother's 70th birthday... What a hit! I ended up baking it 2 more times within the next month. Really delicious with a lemon glaze poured over it while warm. (160g powdered sugar, mixed well with 90ml fresh lemon juice) Easy and delicious... great with milk or coffee! (I did have the benefit of a really good stand mixer - without that, it would probably help build a lot of muscles!) - 11 Aug 2012