24 July 2012 in Baking, Cheap and cheerful, Easy to prepare

This cake is an old favourite of mine with a new twist.

To see the original step-by-step recipe click here. It’s one of those where you chuck everything into a bowl and mix, happy days!

I decided to change it a little for two reasons, one, Himself kept looking meaningfully at the ever increasing pile of lemons from our two trees and Jeanne from Cook Sister is hosting a  very special Monthly Mingle and I thought I would like to join in.

Easy Lemon Cake

1.5 cups cake flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1 cup castor sugar

125g softened butter

2 room temperature eggs

1/3 cup of milk

1.5 TBSP fresh lemon juice

1 tsp grated lemon zest

(Please note 1 cup = 250mls)


Heat your oven to 160 degrees

Grease or spray a loaf tin or line with baking paper.

Put all the above ingredients into a bowl and mix on high for 3 minutes, if you think the mix is too stiff you can add a little more milk.

Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 45 mins or until risen and golden.

Cool and ice as you desire, rather than a butter icing I opted for the more simple option of mixing a little icing sugar with some more lemon juice and drizzling it over, topping with a little more lemon zest.

This resulted in a lovely moist tangy cake.


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  1. I am loving your pics, Sue – another easy recipe and the cake looks delicious. I am enjoying the citrus season – the tang of lemon and orange zest is so resfreshing to the taste buds.

    • Thanks Mitzi I am learning how to use my camera slowly but surely, I really need to go on a course though. Himself said this was the nicest cake I have ever made, he really liked the addition of the lemon.

  2. I love everything with lemon, and this loaf looks a real treat. Certainly going to make this ASAP.

  3. Looks wonderful. Wish I had a lemon tree. I think you should put all your posts on FB, so I don’t miss any. Still haven’t managed to subscribe. :(

    • I will try and remember to post them on FB in future, I don’t understand why you aren’t getting the posts as you are on my subscriber list…..have you checked I’m not going into your spam?

  4. That sounds very yummy, not too sugary, just loads of taste

  5. Sadly, we seem ridiculously short of lemons lately. A great idea for if things go sour on us again!
    I don’t know how to fix the contact situation. Before I signed up, I couldn’t comment at all, and now you can’t get back to me?

    • I have sorted it, I went to sideview and picked up your link there, I now have you on my blog roll :) *blows on fist and rubs jersey*

  6. No, no, no, I must not make this cake because I would eat it slice for slice all on my own until it is finished!
    :-) Mandy

  7. Nothing better than a lemon cake – your recipe looks excellent, Sue. Sorry I didn’t make it back to you re lunch…I got no time off during the hols at all :(

    Love your photos! :)

  8. Lovely cake and a lovely tribute, Sue!

  9. I love lemons, Sue and this really sounds delicious!

  10. MaxC said on 26 July 2012

    OMG… that looks amazing… definitely going to try it out!!

  11. Lemons make anything delicious….what a fab cake this is. Lovely for the Taste of Yellow tribute to Barbara xx

  12. Anything with lemon in is just so refreshing!!

  13. Oh Sue – what lovely recipe! I have a real soft spot for lemon cakes… Thanks so much for joining in with this month’s extra-special Mingle :) The roundup is now live on CookSister:

    • I thought it was a lovely idea for everyone to create a tribute to Barbara and I was more than happy to join in!

  14. Oh, so beautiful and delicious-looking!

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