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Lemon Cake Recipe

Updated on April 19, 2013
Lemon drizzle cake recipe
Lemon drizzle cake recipe | Source

lemon cake recipe & lemon/lime icing

This is a real tangy moist lemon cake recipe with a lemon icing that will wake up your taste buds. Lemon cake is among one of the most popular cakes around and often searched for on google.

I am a real cake lover and enjoy a good chocolate cake like the Devils food cake, but I still find that I have a craving for a tangy citrus flavoured cake. With this recipe you can do a single layer or I have used for this quantity 2 cake tins 20cm each and I do a double cake with mango jam to sandwich them together. Get yourself a nice cake dome to present it and you can just cut a slice every time you walk past it.

This recipe is really easy to make. Don't be concerned when it comes out of the oven looking pale, that's just how it is. Don't forget to insert a tooth pick or a thin knife to check your cake is baked, when removed the knife should come out clean, if so, then your cake is cooked if not place back in the oven for a further 5 minutes.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Easy lemon cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup Butter
  • Pinch Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Plain yogurt
  • Rind & Juice of 1 lemon or 2 key limes
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar

Cake Batter Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Mix the flour, salt & baking powder together, Rub in the butter then mix in the sugar to the crumb mixture.
  2. Whisk your eggs with the Rind and juice of the lemon. Add to flour mix along with the yogurt and mix to a thick sticky cake paste. Place the batter into cake tin of 20cm and bake for 50-60 mins depending on your oven.
lemon drizzle, add lemon juice & zest to icing sugar and mix.
lemon drizzle, add lemon juice & zest to icing sugar and mix. | Source

Icing Ingredients

  1. 1 cup Icing sugar
  2. Rind & juice of 1 lemon/key lime
  3. Add more lime juice as needed.

Other suggested fillings

  • Lemon curd
  • Raspberry jam
  • Lime/Orange marmalade

Icing instuctions

  1. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and zest a lemon or lime into the powder.
  2. Squeeze the juice of the lemon or limes into the powder mix until the right consistency is aquired which allows you to pour and spread the icing mix.

Enjoy a tangy piece of cake with a nice cup of coffee.
Enjoy a tangy piece of cake with a nice cup of coffee. | Source

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      lemonkerdz 5 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      you will really enjoy this, get one made and then go and sit in the garden in the sun with a cup of tea. thanks for your message.

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      Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

      This looks delightful, especially for the upcoming warm weather months. I love lemon cake with a cup of tea and this looks so fresh and delicious. Pinned for later use.

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      lemonkerdz 5 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Enjoy! thanks for comments

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 5 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Excellent hub & pictures.I will try this today.

      Voted up

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      lemonkerdz 5 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Thanks for your coments vespawoolf,

      Normal lemons don't seem to cut it anymore after using key limes.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Oh my goodness, these photos make my mouth water! What a delicious cake. I agree it would be the best with Key limes. Yum! Thanks for another great recipe.

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      lemonkerdz 5 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Hope you enjoy reading the other hubs sarahwoodell. Thanks for taking the time to vote.

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      lemonkerdz 5 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Thanks for your comments Peggy W and voting up.

      I love Chocolate but a tangy iced lemon cake.......Yum!

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      sarahwoodell 5 years ago

      The pictures of the lemon cake are alluring and mouth watering. i look forward to looking at the rest of your hubs. voted up.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Lemon cake would be a refreshing treat. I love the design and photos in this hub. Very attractive! Voted up.

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      Michael Collins aka Lakemoron 5 years ago from The Village of Lakemore, Summit County, Ohio

      How much sugar goes into the cake?

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      lemonkerdz 5 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Thanks for checking it out My Cook Book, using key limes makes it a fantastic tasting cake, the icing is soooo tangy it tingles your taste buds.

      Much appreciated for sharing and votes.

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      Dil Vil 5 years ago from India

      Excellent hub, the pics are making my mouth water. Well written and beautifully designed hub. I will try this lemon cake. Thank you for sharing, i voted it UP

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