Lemon sponge cake

    1 hour 30 min

    This cake recipe is about 60 years old. I hope that you will enjoy this one.

    96 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 150g cake flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3 eggs
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    • 6 tablespoons (90ml) hot milk

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
    3. In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy and lemon coloured. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in lemon juice and flavouring. Add sifted flour mixture gradually while beating; beat only enough to blend. Add hot milk quickly 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until blended. Pour into ungreased 23cm cake tin at once.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to touch. Invert, and cool in tin. Then loosen sides, and turn out on cake rack to cool completely.

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    The cake was very easy to make, but a bit too sweet for my liking, Thanks for sharing it  -  03 Apr 2012


    Finally...a quick,easy and lovely Sponge Cake! Carol, Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I have been looking for a good recipe that doesn't require the separation of eggs. Instinct told me this one would work, and it did beautifully. For a plain sponge, replace the lemon exract with vanilla.  -  07 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    If you are looking for a nice spongy cake, this is not it. I followed the recipe to a T and I did not care for this. Very disappointed.  -  23 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)