luscious lemon cake

i love lemon cake... and this one is for a perfectly moist spongy cake that's imbued with lemon icing. perfectly delicious with a cup of tea - feed it to your guests and they will love you forever ;)

Plus - it's an incredibly easy recipe to make!

here's what you need:

4oz self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
4oz softened butter
4oz caster sugar
2 large eggs
grated zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon

for icing:
2oz icing sugar
2tsps water
1tsp lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 325°F/160°C/Gas Mark 3. Grease a loaf tin.

Sift flour and baking powder, then add all the other ingredients and mix well. Spoon into loaf tin.

Bake for twenty minutes. This isn't quite long enough - the cake should be yellow, not brown. But not damp inside. As as soon as you take the cake out of the oven. Allow to cool and then enjoy :)


  1. this looks so good! I may have to try it! thanks!

  2. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    May have to make this for my MIL. She loves all things lemon.


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