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Lemon Cake Recipe

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Baking ingredients

  • 225 g unsalted butter - softened
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 1 lemon - zest only

Decorating ingredients

  • 1 lemon - juice only
  • 175 g icing sugar


Baking Instructions:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

Step 2

Beat together the unsalted butter and caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add the eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through.

Step 3

Sift in the self-raising flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined.

Step 4

Line a 20cm round tin with baking paper and then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.

Step 5

Bake for 45 minutes until risen and golden and a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Decorating Instructions:

Step 6

Combine the lemon juice and icing sugar to form a smooth paste, add a little extra sugar if the mixture is too runny.

Step 7

Spread over the surface of the cake using a palette knife.