Luscious lemon cake

Add a little zest to your baking!

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Add a little zing with this deliciously easy lemon cake! Wonderfully moist and drizzled with a zesty lemon icing, it's sure to be a winning dessert among kids and adults alike.
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Luscious lemon cake
  • 125 gram butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • strips of lemon zest, to decorate
Lemon icing
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice


Luscious lemon cake with lemon icing
  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, to make lemon icing; sift icing sugar into a large bowl. Gradually add juice, stirring until smooth.
  • 4
    Spread lemon icing over cooled cake, allowing it to drip down sides. Serve sprinkled with zest.

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