Recipe: Lemon Cake

It seems Mondays are a good day to do some baking. Last week I made some Russian Fudge and it proved to be quite popular among my friends, family and here on the blog. Check out what I made today! Recipe below. 

Yesterday I was given a bag of lemons, and when you are given lemons - you make Lemon Cake! Well I do. Originally, I was going to make a Lemon Slice because a friend of mine gave me a special recipe, however I was missing a couple of ingredients, so I decided to make a Lemon Cake instead. This recipe is really easy and the cake is moist, and oh-so delicious - a perfect treat to have with a nice, hot cup of tea. 

For the Cake
1 cup self-raising flour
1 tspn baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 tspn vanilla essence
125ml butter (melted)
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
2 lemons (juice and rind)

For the Glaze
50ml butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 lemon juice (large)


  1. Pre-heat the over to about 180oC
  2. Grease cake tin with baking paper and butter
  3. Sift all the dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, and salt)
  4. In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugar then add eggs one at a time beating in between each egg. Together with the vanilla essence, add the lemon rind and lemon juice
  5. Add the dry ingredients a little bit at a time, to the wet mixture, beat each time
  6. Place mixture in cake tin and bake for about 45 min - 1 hour (depending on your oven)
  7. About 10 minutes before the cake comes out of the oven - melt the sugar, butter and lemon juice together and spoon lemon syrup over the hot cake
  8. Leave on a wire rack to cool


I am linking up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT (I blog on Tuesdays)
and Fabulous Foodie Fridays with Bake Play Smile & Create Bake Make


  1. Looks super yummy and easy to make Charlene. Will be adding it to my 'must bake' list. xx

  2. Yum! My husband loves lemony desserts so this will be perfect for him!

    1. Great! It's a delicious cake Shannon. I'm sure he will love it too

  3. I love lemon cake. There's nothing quite like it.

    1. I'm going to try Maxabella Loves' Lemon and Coconut muffins - they look divine!

  4. Lemon cake is one of my favourite cakes to make, this look so good! Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays :)


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