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Luscious lemon cake

Add a little zest to your baking!
lemon cake
1H 10M

This lemon cake recipe will add a bit of zing to your baking! Wonderfully moist and drizzled with a zesty lemon icing, it’s sure to be a winning dessert among kids and adults alike.

This recipe is basically a butter cake flavoured with fresh lemon juice thus it has a slightly coarse crumb. For a more moist end-result, consider adding a drizzle of lemon syrup – this also adds an extra kick of lemon flavour!

Looking for more lemon cakes or lemon desserts?

If you prefer the slightly more dense texture that almond meal provides to your cake, try our simple lemon drizzle cake as demonstrated in the video.

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The inside of the luscious lemon cake.


Lemon icing


Luscious lemon cake with lemon icing


Preheat oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan-forced. Grease and line a deep 20cm (base measurement) round cake pan with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one by one, beating well after each addition. Sift flour over butter mixture. Add juice and milk; stir to combine.


Spoon mixture into prepared pan; level surface. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted at centre comes out clean. Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes, then turnout onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Meanwhile, to make lemon icing; sift icing sugar into a large bowl. Gradually add juice, stirring until smooth.


Spread lemon icing over cooled cake, allowing it to drip down sides. Serve sprinkled with zest.

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