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.
Looking for more 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 below.


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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