Luscious lemon cake

    45 min

    Moist tangy delicious. Simple to make and simply luscious!


    Somerset, England, UK
    124 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 100g Butter
    • 125g Caster Sugar
    • 100g Self Raising Flour
    • 2 Lemons
    • 1 Egg

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Melt the butter and 100g of sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the grated rind of the lemons.
    2. Whisk the egg and whisk into the butter/sugar mixture. Sift the flour and fold into the batter. Pour into a well greased 7" square cake tin and bake at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes or until just firm.
    3. In the meantime, squeeze the juice from the lemons, add the 25g sugar and heat to dissolve the sugar. When the cake is ready - fork the cake all over and pour the warm lemon juice over the cake. Cut into squares and eat warm or cold.

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    I made this earlier today after havin g a craving for something lemony and can't believe how lovely it is despite being so easy to make! Highly recommended! And cheap to make too!! Thank you!  -  17 Jun 2012


    Something else. This is a lovely little cake! and VERY tasty! I made a very thin icing glaze for the top and used some of the melted sugar and lemon to make the glaze, it has given the cake and extra zing, but others may find it a little to sweet/sourish.  -  10 Mar 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. 3tbl spoons of golden syrup and 3tbl spoons of lemon juice warmed together in saucepan to spoon over cake  -  19 Feb 2011